Texas Tropical Storm Fay (DR-1434)

Incident period: September 6, 2002 to September 30, 2002
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 26, 2002

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

October 11, 2002
News Release
San Antonio, TX -- In the aftermath of Tropical Storm Fay, people who have registered for disaster assistance will 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 any further assistance can be considered.
October 11, 2002
News Release
The line will re-open on Tuesday, October 15 to assist those in the ten declared counties affected by Tropical Storm Fay. FEMA remains on the job through the Columbus Day weekend, helping communities across the country respond to and recover from disasters of all types. In accordance with changes required by law, FEMA will conduct an upgrade of its computer software programs from today through October 14.
October 11, 2002
News Release
San Antonio, TX -- State and federal officials announce the latest information on the ten declared counties affected by Tropical Storm Fay:
October 10, 2002
News Release
San Antonio, TX -- Texas residents who suffered losses in the ten declared counties affected by Tropical Storm Fay may be eligible for tax refunds from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The IRS has ruled that such losses, defined as damage, destruction, or loss of property from a catastrophic event, may be deducted on the federal income tax return for the year in which the casualty occurred or by amending the return for the previous year.
October 9, 2002
News Release
San Antonio, TX -- Information is only a telephone call away for those who have already applied for federal and state disaster recovery assistance. Those who have registered can get vital information on their applications by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or (TTY) 1-800-462-7585 for the speech or hearing impaired. The Helpline number is also the registration number and specialists are available to answer questions for those who have registered or to take registration information.
October 8, 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 flooding. 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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