Texas Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1379)
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
November 13, 2001
Houston, TX -- Only five months after President Bush declared a major disaster for the State of Texas, 118,899 residents have registered for assistance and $970 million in federal and state disaster assistance has been provided to affected families and businesses. This includes $177.9 million to help with temporary housing costs and $380.7 million in U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) low-interest disaster loans. The state also has disbursed $227.1 million in grants for essential disaster-related needs unmet by other assistance programs.
November 8, 2001
Houston, TX -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency has received more than 118,000 teleregistrations from individuals seeking assistance after Tropical Storm Allison. That figure ranks the storm the third largest federally declared disaster in the United States in the last five years.
November 1, 2001
Houston, TX -- A Grant application for 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. The flood mitigation project, entitled Harris County Flood Control District Acquisition Project #5, approved under FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) will acquire and demolish approximately 105 substantially damaged structures at risk of future flooding. All acquired parcels will be converted to open space.
October 30, 2001
Houston, TX -- Tele-registration for Tropical Storm Allison victims in thirty-one Texas counties ends at 6 p.m. Oct. 31, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State of Texas. Those affected by the June 9 flooding can still call 1 (800) 462-9029 to register for state and federal disaster assistance.
October 29, 2001
Houston, TX -- Individuals or business owners who incurred damages during June's Tropical Storm Allison have until Oct. 31 to apply for state and federal assistance in the following Texas counties: Anderson, Angelina, Brazoria, Chambers, Cherokee, Fort Bend, Galveston, Grimes, Hardin, Harris, Harrison, Houston, Jasper, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Montgomery, Nacogdoches, Newton, Orange, Polk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Shelby, Smith, Trinity, Tyler, Walker and Waller.
October 29, 2001
Houston, TX -- A toll-free number set up by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) can connect Allison disaster applicants to the information they need. Helpline assistance is only a telephone call away for those who have already applied for federal and state disaster-recovery assistance. The Helpline number is 800-525-0321 (800-462-7585 for speech- and hearing-impaired persons). FEMA personnel answer the phones between 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
Incident period: June 5, 2001 to June 20, 2001
Major Disaster Declaration declared on June 9, 2001