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 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).
July 23, 2002
News Release
San Antonio, TX -- Homeowners, landlords and business owners are urged to check with local governments regarding permits before repairing or rebuilding a flood-damaged structure. There are requirements on how and where structures may be renovated in a flooded area.
July 23, 2002
News Release
San Antonio, TX -- State and federal officials stress that their first priority remains safe and sanitary housing for the thousands of individuals and families affected by the Texas Floods of 2002.
July 23, 2002
News Release
San Antonio, TX -- The mobile Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will be in Wilson County on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 25 - 27, at the Floresville Independent School District, 908 10th St., Floresville. It will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Besides the mobile DRC there are 10 other centers open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday until further notice.
July 22, 2002
News Release
San Antonio, TX -- DeWitt and Victoria counties have been added to the list of Texas counties eligible for federal disaster assistance as a result of the Texas Floods of 2002. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) made the designation following a review of additional information regarding damages to these two counties.
July 19, 2002
News Release
San Antonio, TX -- With potential of livestock losses in flooded areas, the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA), Texas Animal Health Commission and other agencies responding to the situation have issued preliminary information on disposal of animal carcasses after this disaster.

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