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 1, 2002
News Release
San Antonio, TX -- State and federal officials announce the opening of two additional Disaster Recovery Centers to assist those affected by Tropical Storm Fay. The additional Recovery Centers will open on October 2. The new Disaster Recovery Centers are located at:
September 30, 2002
News Release
San Antonio, TX -- South Texas residents suffering emotional turmoil in the nine declared counties affected by Tropical Storm Fay may seek crisis counseling by calling designated Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation (TDMHMR) centers, or by visiting a Disaster Recovery Center. Crisis counseling helps disaster victims deal with emotional reactions, such as sadness or anger, caused by stressful situations. Counselors can help adults and children gain emotional control by offering them coping mechanisms, including stress management techniques.
September 30, 2002
News Release
San Antonio, TX -- People living in the nine declared counties affected by Tropical Storm Fay and waiting to have their homes inspected by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Small Business Administration (SBA) or insurance companies need to be ready to show the inspector information about their flood-damaged properties. Having the necessary documentation can help speed up the inspection process.
September 28, 2002
News Release
San Antonio, TX -- State and federal officials announce the opening of a Disaster Recovery Center to assist those affected by Tropical Storm Fay. On Saturday, September 28, 2002, the Swinney Switch (Live Oak County) Disaster Recovery Center opened at the Live Oak County Volunteer Fire Department at 914 FM 3024, Swinney Switch, Texas 78368. The center is open 7 days a week. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. There will be other centers opening in the near future in other areas.
September 28, 2002
News Release
San Antonio, TX -- Federal and State officials want Texans to know that even if they applied for assistance after the June/July floods, they must still call the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) toll-free registration number to apply for flooding assistance from Tropical Storm Fay.
September 28, 2002
News Release
San Antonio, TX -- On September 26, President Bush declared nine counties in Texas as major disaster areas. The designated counties are: Brazoria, Frio, Galveston, La Salle, Live Oak, Matagorda, Nueces, San Patricio and Wharton.

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