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 10, 2001
News Release
Houston, TX -- For homeowners and renters facing mortgage foreclosure or eviction because of economic hardships related to Tropical Storm Allison, help may be available. "Our top priority is keeping people in their homes," said Federal Coordinating Officer Scott Wells. "And in some cases that might mean helping those who are facing mortgage foreclosure or eviction get through a difficult time."
September 5, 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 following centers will close at 6 p.m. on the day indicated below:
August 30, 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 Sunday, October 7, 2001, due to the number of people still enrolling for federal assistance. "We are still registering 200 to 250 people a day," State Coordinating Officer Duke Mazurek of the Texas Division of Emergency Management (DEM) said, "and a large number of them are being found eligible for some form of assistance."
August 28, 2001
News Release
Houston, TX -- Because of previously scheduled activities at the St. Peter Claver Catholic Church, 6005 N. Wayside in Houston, a change in operations at the federal/state Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) location there has been made. The center will be closed on Friday, August 31 through Monday, September 3 for the Labor Day weekend. Additionally, this center will be closed beginning Friday, September 7 through the 9th. The center will reopen the following day, Monday, September 10th.
August 28, 2001
News Release
Houston, TX -- College students who lost personal property due to Tropical Storm Allison may be eligible for state or federal disaster assistance. Disaster assistance may be available from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Small Business Administration or from the State of Texas, Division of Emergency Management.
August 27, 2001
News Release
Houston, TX -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and State of Texas have advised that all Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will be closed Saturday, September 1, through Monday, September 3, during the Labor Day holiday. Operations will resume at all DRCs on Tuesday, September 4. However, starting Wednesday, August 29, Disaster Recovery Centers will operate Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., and on Saturday, 9 a.m.until 2 p.m.

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