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

October 25, 2001
News Release
Houston, TX -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has obligated $1.7 million to the State of Texas for restoration of educational materials damaged in numerous flooded Houston schools. Heavy rains, high winds and flooding in June of this year from Tropical Storm Allison in Texas destroyed more than 40,000 textbooks located in 10 Houston schools.
October 24, 2001
News Release
Houston, TX -- Oct. 31 is the last day for residents and business owners in 31 Texas counties designated as disaster areas to apply for state and federal assistance for damages as a result of Tropical Storm Allison. State and federal officials are urging those still needing assistance to register before it's too late. "We don't want to leave out anyone who needs disaster assistance for losses incurred from Tropical Storm Allison," said Butch Smith, state coordinating officer of the Division of Emergency Management (DEM), Texas Department of Public Safety.
October 17, 2001
News Release
Houston, TX -- The period to register for state/federal disaster assistance for damage resulting from Tropical Storm Allison has been extended until Oct. 31, 2001. More than 117,000 individuals and families have already registered for disaster assistance.
October 15, 2001
News Release
Houston, TX -- $1.8 million has been obligated to the State of Texas for restoration work in the law school building of Texas Southern University, according to The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Heavy rains and high winds from Tropical Storm Allison caused severe flooding of three to four inches in the basement of the law school building and countless damage to the contents.
October 3, 2001
News Release
Houston, TX -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State of Texas announced that the registration period for individuals affected by Tropical Storm Allison has been extended until Oct. 22, 2001. To date, more than 115,000 registrations have been received for disaster assistance.
September 26, 2001
News Release
Houston, TX -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said today it has obligated $1.4 million to the State of Texas for repair of Tropical Storm Allison-damaged facilities of the Robert Terry Library on the campus of Texas Southern University. FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh said, "The books and resources located in the Robert Terry Library are a valued asset to the community and must be protected. We are happy to assist in the restoration of these items and the entire recovery effort."

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