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

June 14, 2001
News Release
Washington, June 14, 2001 -- A total of 25,000 flood insurance claims are expected from property owners in Texas and Louisiana communities hit by Tropical Storm Allison, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which oversees the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
June 13, 2001
News Release
Houston, TX -- The hours of operation for the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) toll-free application lines have been expanded. People affected by the southeast Texas floods can apply for assistance by calling the toll-free number from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week, at 1-800-462-9029. Persons with a speech or hearing impairment can call 1-800-462-7585 (TTY).
June 13, 2001
News Release
Houston, TX -- Following the southeast Texas floods, almost 20,000 people have applied for state and federal aid by calling 1-800-462-9029 (TTY 1-800-462-7585). Eligible applicants receive confirmation and follow-up information in the mail. After registering, inspectors will contact homeowners to schedule an inspection of the damaged property.
June 9, 2001
News Release
Washington, DC -- The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that President Bush has declared a major disaster for Texas, opening the way for the use of federal funds and resources to help meet the recovery needs of people and communities victimized by the effects of Tropical Storm Allison.
June 9, 2001
News Release
Washington, DC -- Affected residents and business owners in the 28 Texas counties designated for federal aid under President Bush's major disaster declaration for Tropical Storm Allison can begin applying for assistance starting Sunday, June 10, by calling 1-800-462-9029, or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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