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 13, 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.
July 13, 2002
News Release
San Antonio, TX -- State and federal officials announce the addition of two Disaster Recovery Centers to assist those affected by the Texas flood of 2002. This brings the total to six centers that are either currently open or will open in the near future. Today, two Disaster Recovery Centers will open: the Old Post Office Building at Pecan and Main in Bandera (Bandera County) and at the Canyon Lake Community Action Center, 1914 FM 2673 in Canyon Lake (Comal County).
July 12, 2002
News Release
San Antonio, TX -- More than 294 residents throughout the presidentially declared areas are receiving checks totaling $1,079,068 from the Texas Department of Human Services (TDHS) for emergency relief from the Texas flood of 2002. The first checks from the Individual and Family Grant Program (IFG) will be mailed Friday, July 12, to recipients, state and federal officials announced. The TDHS and the Texas Comptroller's Office are preparing those checks.
July 12, 2002
News Release
San Antonio, TX -- In the aftermath of the severe storms and flooding that hit 24-Texas counties, people who have registered for disaster assistance may find that they have also been issued a U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loan application. These forms are sent to all applicants (both individuals and business owners) who may or may not qualify for a loan. This form must be completed and returned before further assistance can be considered.
July 12, 2002
News Release
San Antonio, TX -- More than 850 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 7,800.
July 11, 2002
News Release
San Antonio, TX -- State and federal officials announce the addition of one Disaster Recovery Center to assist those affected by the Texas flood of 2002. The additional brings the total to five centers that are either currently open or will open in the near future. On Saturday, July 13, the Bandera (Bandera County) Center will open at 1203 Pecan (Old Post Office Building)

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