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
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
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
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
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
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
Houston, TX -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said today it has obligated $1.1 million to the State of Texas for debris removal for the city of Houston. Run-off from heavy rains from Tropical Storm Allison flooded approximately 100 square miles of Houston causing damage to more than 38,000 homes. FEMA provides 75 percent of the project's $1.5 million cost and the 25 percent non-federal share comes from local resources.