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

December 5, 2001
News Release
Houston, TX -- Since early June when President Bush declared Tropical Storm Allison a major disaster for the State of Texas, 119,057 residents have registered for assistance and $1 billion in federal and state disaster assistance has been provided to affected families and businesses.
December 4, 2001
News Release
Houston, TX -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency has received more than 119,000 teleregistrations from individuals seeking assistance following Tropical Storm Allison. That figure ranks the storm the third largest federally declared disaster in the United States in the last five years.
December 3, 2001
News Release
Houston, TX -- There have been 46,469 new National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policies issued in Harris County since Tropical Storm Allison dumped 30 inches of rain on Houston in early June, according to figures released this week by the NFIP.
November 26, 2001
News Release
Houston, TX -- According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), $21.4 million has been approved for the University of Houston O'Quinn Law Library for the replacement of 174,000 copies of law books and the microfiche storage collection pending compliance with program requirements.
November 19, 2001
News Release
Houston, TX -- Grant money for the Harris County Flood Control District, Texas was approved today for a proposed project aimed at removing individuals and property from harm's way, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The flood mitigation project, entitled City of Houston Acquisition Project, approved under FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) will acquire and demolish approximately 314 substantially damaged structures at risk of future flooding. All acquired parcels will be converted to open space.
November 16, 2001
News Release
Houston, TX -- According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), $1.4 million has been approved for the North Forest Independent School District, Houston, for equipment replacement pending compliance with program requirements.

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