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

September 26, 2001
News Release
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.
September 25, 2001
News Release
Houston, TX -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State of Texas announced today the downsizing of the Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC). The DRC at Jacinto City Community Bldg., 1025 Oates Rd. @ Challenger 7 Dr., Jacinto City will close at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28, 2001. To serve those affected from Tropical Storm Allison, the following DRCs will remain open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
September 24, 2001
News Release
Houston,TX -- With only two weeks left until the Oct. 8 deadline for applying for disaster assistance, federal and state officials are urging those still needing assistance to register before the opportunity passes. "The registration deadline is quickly approaching, and we want to encourage anyone who needs disaster assistance to apply," said Scott Wells, FEMA federal coordinating officer. "Help is only a telephone call away."
September 18, 2001
News Release
Houston, TX -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State of Texas announced today the realignment of the Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC). The Disaster Recovery Center at the Harris County Social Service Center, 9418 Jensen, will close at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21, 2001. To serve those affected from Tropical Storm Allison, the following DRCs will remain open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. M.O. Campbell Educational Center  1865 Aldine-Bender Road  Houston, TX 77032 
September 13, 2001
News Release
Houston, TX -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State of Texas officials announce a schedule change for the toll-free registration line.
September 11, 2001
News Release
Houston, TX -- Only three months after President Bush declared a major disaster for the State of Texas, 112,769 residents have registered for assistance and more than $747 million in federal and state disaster aid has been provided to affected families and businesses. This includes $162.9 million to help with temporary housing costs and $333.6 million in U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) low-interest disaster loans. The state also has approved $190.6 million in grants for essential disaster-related needs unmet by other assistance programs.

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