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 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 15, 2002
News Release
San Antonio, TX -- Less than two weeks following a federal disaster declaration by President George W. Bush, nearly $7.7 million in federal disaster assistance has been approved for individuals and businesses in the 24 disaster-stricken counties from the Texas Floods of 2002. To date, nearly 8,600 applications have been received from individuals, families and business owners who sustained disaster losses.
July 15, 2002
News Release
San Antonio, TX -- The opening today of the Disaster Recovery Center at 1114 Amelia St., Castroville in Medina County brings the total to ten centers now open or that will open soon. The Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) are staffed with experts to answer questions and give applicants help in completing Small Business Administration (SBA) applications. Information is also available on the various programs for eligible individuals and businesses that have suffered damage from the Texas Floods of 2002.
July 14, 2002
News Release
San Antonio, TX -- "The Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) are staffed with experts to answer questions and give applicants help in completing Small Business Administration (SBA) applications," said Federal Coordinating Officer Scott Wells. "This is a great opportunity for people to sit down with different agencies and get their recovery process questions answered." The opening today of the Disaster Recovery Center at 651 Business Loop I-35 Ste. 1030, The New Braunfels Market Place, brings the total to nine centers now open or that will open soon.
July 14, 2002
News Release
San Antonio, TX -- More than 280 affected individuals of the recent Central Texas flooding have registered for assistance through FEMA's toll-free registration line today with total registrations of more than 8,500.
July 14, 2002
News Release
San Antonio, TX -- State and federal officials announce the addition of Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Abilene and Buffalo Gap to assist those affected by the Texas flood of 2002. This brings the total to seven centers that are either currently open or will open in the near future.

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