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

July 25, 2002
News Release
San Antonio, TX -- State and federal officials announce the opening of a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Live Oak County to assist those affected by the Texas flood of 2002. Currently there are 12 DRCs located throughout the affected area. Friday, July 26, the Live Oak County center will open at the Emergency Services building (Fire Station), 914 FM 3024, Swinney Switch, TX 78350.
July 25, 2002
News Release
San Antonio, TX -- It can be dangerous to go back into your home because the floodwaters may have caused structural, electrical and other hazards. If there is standing water next to the outside walls of your home don't go in. Damage to the integrity of a building may not be obvious from the outside. Have someone with you as you check your home and do repairs.
July 25, 2002
News Release
San Antonio, TX -- Homeowners, renters, business owners, farmers and those who lost jobs or wages or sustained losses as a result of the Texas storms and floods may find additional help at any one of the 12 Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs). Whether it is a need for temporary housing, rental or mortgage assistance, lost wages, crisis counseling or help in replacing lost documents or any other unmet need, applicants can sit down face to face with experts who understand and can provide answers to questions and provide recovery information about assistance programs.
July 25, 2002
News Release
San Antonio, TX -- Texas ranks second in the nation (behind Louisiana) for the number of flood-prone structures that flood repeatedly. Shrinking that number requires an ongoing and focused partnership between state and federal officials and local communities. In the aftermath of the Texas Flood of 2002, most communities renewed their commitment to rebuild better and stronger, according to disaster recovery officials. "Working together, we can prevent future flood loss," said Scott Wells, federal coordinating officer for the recovery effort.
July 24, 2002
News Release
San Antonio, TX -- Local residents who suffered flood damage and who registered for federal and state assistance can soon expect telephone calls by representatives from a number of different agencies.
July 23, 2002
News Release
San Antonio, TX -- Flash floods can begin and end within just a few hours, often cutting a deadly path of devastation. And you don?t have to live near the water to experience flooding. Floods can occur from heavy rains, levees breaking or sewage backup. Standard homeowner?s insurance does not cover flood damage, as many Texans discovered in the aftermath of the recent floods. However, there is assistance available to those who live in communities that choose to participate in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

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