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Texas Hurricane Bret (DR-1287)

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Incident period: August 21, 1999 to August 26, 1999
Major Disaster Declaration declared on August 22, 1999


October 18, 1999 - News Release

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas -- The two remaining Disaster Recovery Centers located in Corpus Christi and Falfurrias will close at 5 p.m. on Thursday, October 21. The centers were established in the wake of Hurricane Bret to provide information about disaster recovery programs and direct, personal assistance to disaster victims.

October 18, 1999 - News Release

CORPUS, CHRISTI, Texas -- Hurricane Bret victims in 13 South Texas counties have until 5 p.m. next Thursday (Oct. 21) to apply for disaster-recovery assistance. So far, more than 16,000 have called the toll-free registration number, 1-800-462-9029 (TTY: 1-800-462-7585 for individuals with speech or hearing impairments.)

October 12, 1999 - News Release

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas -- South Texans who had losses as a result of Hurricane Bret have until 5 p.m. Thursday, October 21 to register for assistance by calling the toll-free teleregistration number, 1-800-462-9029. Those with hearing or speech impairments may call TTY 1-800-462-7585. Applicants may call between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Financial Assistance

If and when individual assistance money is approved for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every 24 hours.

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $3,704,291.45 $2,689,766.86 $906,909.42
Last Updated: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 08:24 (Updated daily)

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