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 8, 2002
News Release
San Antonio, TX -- In light of recent flooding caused by Tropical Storm Fay, individuals may find their homes affected by water damage. For those residents just returning to their homes and in the process of cleaning up after a disaster, the following precautions should be taken to minimize the likelihood of mold contamination:
October 7, 2002
News Release
San Antonio, TX -- According to federal and state recovery officials, a grant program is available to those affected by Tropical Storm Fay who live in the nine declared counties. The Individual and Family Grant Program covers the costs of disaster-related needs not covered by insurance or other programs. This program provides a "safety net" for those affected who have exhausted all other means of assistance and still have disaster-related financial obligations which they cannot meet.
October 7, 2002
News Release
San Antonio, TX -- State and federal officials announce the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) located in Pearsall will be open Monday-Friday (Oct. 7-11). The DRC was originally scheduled to be open for three days (Oct.7-9) but officials have extended the operating time. Those affected by Tropical Storm Fay and who live in the nine declared counties may visit the center at: Community Center 411 N. Willow Pearsall, TX 78061 Open: Oct. 7-11 Hours: 9-6
October 7, 2002
News Release
San Antonio, TX -- State and federal officials announce that individual assistance is available for residents of Jim Wells County who were affected by Tropical Storm Fay. The county was added to the list of the eligible counties based on a review of damage data gathered by federal and state disaster recovery officials. On September 26, President Bush declared nine counties in Texas as major disaster areas. The county of Jim Wells will be added to the declared counties of Brazoria, Frio, Galveston, La Salle, Live Oak, Matagorda, Nueces, San Patricio and Wharton.
October 5, 2002
News Release
San Antonio, TX -- Less than ten days following the federal disaster declaration by President George W. Bush on September 26, more than $1 million in disaster housing assistance has been approved for those in the nine declared counties affected by Tropical Storm Fay. To date, more than 2,300 applications for assistance have been received from individuals who sustained disaster losses. The Disaster Housing Program includes assistance for basic housing repairs, short-term rental assistance or reimbursement of hotel/motel expenses.
October 4, 2002
News Release
San Antonio, TX -- Non U.S. citizens that have been granted legal permanent status are eligible to apply for state and federal disaster assistance for damages and losses from Tropical Storm Fay, if they are residents of the nine counties 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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