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

January 26, 2001
News Release
Texarkana, TX, January 26, 2001 -- "It is important that Texans have realistic expectations of what disaster assistance can provide." That was the message today by federal and state disaster recovery officials who are concerned that individuals expect the government to reimburse them for all costs and damages resulting from the severe winter storms of Dec. 12 to Jan. 15.
January 24, 2001
News Release
Fort Worth, TX -- Homeowners, renters and businesses in some Northeast Texas counties affected by the severe winter ice storms that occurred December 12 through January 15 are eligible to apply for low--interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The loans are available to individuals and businesses in Bowie, Cass, Lamar and Red River counties to cover ice storm damages to homes, personal property and business property.
January 24, 2001
News Release
Texarkana, TX -- Disaster Recovery Centers will open in Lamar and Red River 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 22, 2001
News Release
Texarkana, TX -- Texans in Bowie, Cass, Lamar and Red River counties who suffered storm damage during the severe winter storms between Dec. 12 and Jan. 15 can save time when they come to the Disaster Recovery Center in Texarkana by calling the toll--free 800 registration line first, disaster officials said. Coordinating officers from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Division of Emergency Management (DEM) of the Texas Department of Public Safety have noted that many people visiting the registration center have not yet registered.
January 22, 2001
News Release
Texarkana, TX -- The Texas counties of Briscoe, Crosby, Floyd, Nacogdoches, San Augustine and Shelby, have been added to the list of jurisdictions that will receive assistance with debris removal and other forms of public assistance, federal and state agencies announced. This brings the total number of declared counties in Texas to 37.
January 22, 2001
News Release
Texarkana, TX -- Texans who have already applied for disaster assistance and require additional information about available programs or wish to check the status of their applications can call the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Helpline toll--free. The Helpline number is 1--800--525--0321. For the hearing impaired, the TTY number is 1--800--462--7585.

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