Texas Severe Winter Storm (DR-1356)

Incident period: December 12, 2000 to January 15, 2001
Major Disaster Declaration declared on January 8, 2001

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

March 13, 2001
News Release
Washington, DC -- The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that President Bush has made additional assistance available for the Texas ice storms last December by authorizing an increase in federal funding to cover the full cost for debris removal. FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh said federal funding for debris removal was previously cost--shared with FEMA paying 90 percent of the eligible costs and the state and local governments providing the remaining 10 percent. Under the President's order, the federal share has been increased to 100 percent.
February 22, 2001
News Release
Texarkana, TX -- Over $10 million has been obligated for debris removal and infrastructure damages in Texas since the Jan. 8 presidential disaster declaration. Eligible damages must have been incurred by the severe winter storms that took place in Texas between Dec. 12, 2000 and Jan. 15, 2001.
February 22, 2001
News Release
Texarkana, TX, February 22, 2001 -- Texas residents have until March 9, 2001, to apply for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in the wake of the severe winter storms that coated parts of northeast Texas with ice in December and January.
February 22, 2001
News Release
Texarkana, TX, February 22, 2001 -- A community that has suffered losses from ice storms, hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding or earthquakes usually tries to find ways to prevent the same type of damage from happening again. Taking measures to prevent or decrease losses from natural disasters is called mitigation.
February 19, 2001
News Release
Texarkana, TX, February 19, 2001 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded a grant to the state of Texas for crisis counseling services for residents experiencing stress associated with the severe winter ice storms that took place between Dec. 12 and Jan. 15. The services are available in Bowie, Cass, Fannin, Lamar, Red River, and Titus counties. The grant is part of the array of assistance available to individuals after the presidential disaster declaration on Jan. 8.
February 13, 2001
News Release
Texarkana, TX, -- One of the greatest problems facing many homeowners after the December ice storm is clearing fallen trees and broken limbs from their property. Cleaning up debris is a cooperative effort between landowners and government agencies. Individuals are responsible for clearing their property and local and county governments remove the debris that is brought to the edge of the road.

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