Texas Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1425)

Incident period: June 29, 2002 to July 31, 2002
Major Disaster Declaration declared on July 4, 2002

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

August 9, 2002
News Release
San Antonio, TX -- The Sept. 2, 2002 deadline to apply for state and federal assistance in the wake of the Texas Floods of 2002 is fast approaching and state and federal officials urge individuals, business owners and farmers who have suffered damage and losses to call now.
August 8, 2002
News Release
San Antonio, TX -- Your invaluable business papers, journals, photographs, documents and computer disks can sometimes be saved even after prolonged submersion in murky waters such as the Texas floods of 2002. The Division of Emergency Management, Texas Department of Public Safety (DEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offer recommendations from the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission for recovery
August 6, 2002
News Release
San Antonio, TX -- Under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) individuals and business owners who purchased flood insurance that was in effect during the recent flooding could qualify for increased financial assistance to cover the cost of rebuilding or relocating their homes or businesses.
August 6, 2002
News Release
San Antonio, TX -- The number of residents requiring disaster related information at the Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) in the New Braunfels and Bandera areas has diminished, according to the Texas Division of Emergency Management, Department of Public Safety and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and therefore those centers will close. DRC closings: Friday, August 9 at 6 p.m. - New Braunfels, 651 Business Loop (I-35), Suite 1030 Saturday, August 10 at 2 p.m. - Bandera, 1203 Pecan (Old Post Office Building)
August 5, 2002
News Release
San Antonio, TX -- More than 18,500 people have been affected by the floods of 2002. Nearly 14,000 individuals have been approved for disaster grants totaling $23,871,605.84. Many are ready to repair or reconstruct their homes; this may be one of the most important decisions in their lives. "If you are about to begin reconstruction or repair of a home that was damaged by the disaster, you should review your options," said Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Federal Coordinating Officer Scott Wells.
August 3, 2002
News Release
San Antonio, TX -- Federal Coordinating Officer Scott Wells of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and State Coordinating Officer Duke Mazurek of the Division of Emergency Management, Texas Department of Public Safety remind those who have been affected by the Texas floods of 2002 to apply as soon as possible by calling FEMA's toll-free registration number at 800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY: 800-462-7585 for the hearing or speech impaired.

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