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 18, 2002
News Release
San Antonio, TX -- Due to the recent floods that struck parts of central Texas, Disaster Recover Centers have been set up to assist individuals and businesses affected by the disaster. The following are the most commonly asked questions regarding the functions of the Disaster Recovery Centers. What are Disaster Recovery Centers?
July 18, 2002
News Release
San Antonio, TX -- The mobile Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will be in Hays County on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, July 22, 23 and 24 at the San Marcos Activity Center at 501 E. Hopkins Street in San Marcos. It will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. There are 10 centers now open, spread throughout the 31-county disaster area. Non-mobile DRCs maintain the same hours seven days a week.
July 18, 2002
News Release
San Antonio, TX --Disaster recovery officials report a record turnaround time for thousands of property inspections and grant approvals. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) completed more than 6,800 inspections, almost 90 percent of its scheduled workload. Turnaround time in Texas, defined as the time between an application and a scheduled inspection, takes just under four days. The national average runs seven to 10 days.
July 17, 2002
News Release
San Antonio, TX -- Callahan, Duval, Jim Wells, Live Oak, McMullen, San Patricio and Zavala counties have been added to the list of Texas counties eligible for federal disaster assistance as a result of the Texas Floods of 2002, which began on June 29. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) made the designation following a review of additional information regarding damages to these seven counties.
July 17, 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 17, 2002
News Release
San Antonio, TX -- Persons granted legal permanent resident status are eligible to apply for state and federal assistance if they are residents of the 24 county area that was declared as a disaster area by President Bush. Benefits for eligible individuals and small businesses include temporary housing, Individual and Family Grants, Disaster Unemployment Assistance, Small Business Administration low interest loans and other means of assistance.

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