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

February 13, 2001
News Release
Texarkana, TX -- The counties of Armstrong, Bailey, Deaf Smith, Hall, Hemphill, Oldham, Parmer, Potter and Randall, have been added to the list of jurisdictions that will receive assistance with debris removal and other forms of public assistance, bringing the total number of declared counties in Texas to 46. Federal Coordinating Officer Justo Hernandez of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced the addition of these counties following the completion of assessments of damage incurred during the winter ice storms from Dec. 12, 2000, through Jan. 15, 2001.
February 6, 2001
News Release
Texarkana, TX, February 6, 2001 -- More than one million dollars in assistance has been approved as federal, state, local and volunteer agencies work together to help Texas residents recover from the ice storms that took place from Dec. 12 to Jan. 15. The following is a summary of ongoing recovery efforts as of Monday, Feb. 5, 2001.
January 31, 2001
News Release
Texarkana, TX -- Disaster Recovery Centers will open in Titus and Fannin counties to provide information about help available to residents and businesses with damage or losses resulting from the severe winter storms of Dec. 12 to Jan. 15.
January 30, 2001
News Release
Texarkana, TX, January 30, 2001 -- Titus County residents are now eligible to apply for individual disaster assistance for losses from the winter storms that swept through Texas from Dec. 12 through Jan. 15, federal and state disaster recovery officials announced today. Titus County jurisdictions are already eligible for funding for debris removal, emergency protective measures and repair or replacement of public facilities such as roads, bridges, buildings and utilities.
January 29, 2001
News Release
Texarkana, TX -- Fannin County residents are now eligible to apply for individual disaster assistance for losses from the winter storms that swept through Texas from Dec. 12 through Jan. 15, federal and state disaster recovery officials announced today. Fannin County jurisdictions are already eligible for funding for debris removal, emergency protective measures and repair or replacement of public facilities such as roads, bridges, buildings and utilities.
January 26, 2001
News Release
Texarkana, TX -- Federal and state agencies continue to work together to help Texas residents and business owners in the four counties (Bowie, Cass, Lamar, and Red River) declared for individual assistance recover from the severe winter storms of Dec. 12 to Jan. 15. "Less than three weeks after the January 8 Presidential declaration, more than $700,000 in storm aid has been approved for those with storm--related damage and losses," Federal Coordinating Officer A. David Rodham said.

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