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
News Release
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
News Release
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
News Release
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
News Release
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
News Release
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.
December 14, 2001
News Release
Houston, TX -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said today it has obligated more than $2 million to the State of Texas for restoration of medical records at the Texas Medical Center's University Care Plus facility damaged by Tropical Storm Allison in June. FEMA Director Joe Allbaugh said, "Helping restore these medical records continues to demonstrate our strong commitment to the Texas Medical Center Community. This grant will help restore these records to pre-disaster condition."

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