Texas Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1379)
Incident period: June 5, 2001 to June 20, 2001
Major Disaster Declaration declared on June 9, 2001
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
April 14, 2003
Denton, TX -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said today it has obligated an additional $1.2 million to the State of Texas to fund the City of Houston's removal of Tropical Storm Allison debris from public property, public streets and right-of-ways. The increased funding resulted from a state audit of Houston's clean-up efforts and the city's submission of additional supporting information.
June 5, 2002
Washington, June 5, 2002 -- Officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) who administer the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) today urged Texas property owners who purchased flood insurance in the wake of Tropical Storm Allison to be sure to renew their policies and not be fooled into thinking such a devastating disaster can't happen again.
February 12, 2002
Houston, TX -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that it has approved $8.3 million of federal funds for the North Forest Independent School District, pending compliance with program requirements. The funds are to repair flood damage that occurred at North Forest's Forest Brook High School, East Houston Intermediate School, B. C. Elmore Middle School, and Lakewood Elementary School during Tropical Storm Allison in June, 2001. Floodwaters from Allison inundated the school buildings to a depth of between 3 inches and 5 feet.
February 1, 2002
Houston, TX -- The operating hours for the toll-free Helpline number set up by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is being changed effective Monday, February 4, 2002. The Helpline number is 800-525-0321 (800-462-7585 for speech- and hearing-impaired persons). FEMA personnel will be answering the phones between the new hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
December 14, 2001
Houston, TX -- Six months after President Bush declared a major disaster for the State of Texas, 119,109 residents have registered for assistance and $1.05 billion in federal and state disaster assistance has been provided to affected families and businesses. This includes $179.9 million to help with temporary housing costs and $389.6 million in U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) low-interest disaster loans. The state also has disbursed $239.6 million in grants for essential disaster-related needs unmet by other assistance programs.
December 14, 2001
Houston, TX -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State of Texas have advised the following holiday schedule for the Helpline services, in observance of the holidays. December 22 through 25: closed for the holiday December 31: open for service January 1: closed for the holiday Registrants may call a special Helpline at 1-800-525-0321 to update or check the status of their registration, or to receive additional program information. The hours of operation for the lines are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.