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 2, 2002
News Release
San Antonio, TX -- A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open in San Patricio County August 5, to assist anyone who may have sustained damages or property loss from the Texas floods of 2002, according to state and federal disaster officials. The center will be located in the Mathis Junior High School Band Hall at 500 E. St. Mary's Street in Mathis until Saturday, August 10. Hours of operation are Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.
August 1, 2002
News Release
San Antonio, TX -- Nearly storms and floods deluged a month after areas of south and central Texas, disaster aid for Texans affected by these floods nears the $38 million mark. More than 17,500 applications have been received from individuals, families and business owners who sustained disaster losses. "It's important to register soon," said Scott Wells, federal coordinating officer, for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). "A month has already passed since the declaration on July 4th."
July 31, 2002
News Release
San Antonio, TX -- Property owners of second homes or vacation homes affected by the Texas floods of 2002, whether their primary residence is in the state of Texas or not, may be able to purchase flood insurance coverage even if they don't reside on the property.
July 30, 2002
News Release
San Antonio, TX -- The number of residents requiring disaster related information at the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in the Castroville area has diminished, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the DRC there will close at 6 p.m. on Friday, August 2. However, individuals who have been affected by the Texas floods of 2002 have three more days to visit the center, which is located at 1114 Amelia Street. The center is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
July 29, 2002
News Release
San Antonio, TX -- The mobile Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will be in Frio County on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at The Courthouse, 500 E. San Antonio, Pearsall, TX. It will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday. On Saturday the hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.. There are 11 other centers now open, spread throughout the 34 counties designated for Individual Assistance. Non-mobile DRCs are now open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. until further notice.
July 27, 2002
News Release
San Antonio, TX -- As people return to their homes after the flooding and begin the difficult process of cleanup, they may still salvage some of their drenched photographs with proper handling. Photographs may be the only record of special occasions such as weddings, birthdays and graduations. The Federal Emergency Management Agency, along with the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, offer the following tips to help save family photographs.

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