Texas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding (DR-1439)

Incident period: October 24, 2002 to November 15, 2002
Major Disaster Declaration declared on November 5, 2002

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

January 17, 2003
News Release
Denton, TX -- Many Texas residents know that recovering from a disaster takes time. The process continues for residents in 18 Texas counties designated as federal disaster areas late last year. With hundreds of calls for assistance still coming in daily, officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Division of Emergency Management, Texas Department of Public Safety (DEM) have extended the application deadline to January 31, 2003.
December 20, 2002
News Release
Corpus Christi, TX -- Disaster aid has reached more than $32 million, according to state and federal officials. The following is a weekly update of the disaster recovery effort.
December 17, 2002
News Release
Corpus Christi, TX -- State and federal officials announced that disaster assistance is available for those residents of Walker County who suffered losses from recent severe storms and flooding. Sandy Coachman, federal coordinating officer for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, said the assistance was approved based on a review of damages gathered by federal, state and local disaster recovery officials. "We remain committed to making sure that all qualified people get the help they need," Coachman said.
December 13, 2002
News Release
The Federal Emergency Management Agency will close its application phone lines (1-800-621-FEMA or TTY 1-800-462-7585) on Sunday, December 15th for one day. During this temporary suspension, the applications of those registered for assistance will continue to be processed. All services, including the Disaster HELPLINE, will be available Monday, December 16 at 8 a.m. Hours will continue, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily until further notice.
December 13, 2002
News Release
Corpus Christi, TX -- Disaster aid has reached more than $27 million, according to state and federal officials. The following is a weekly update of the disaster recovery effort.
December 10, 2002
News Release
Corpus Christi, TX -- For those who wish to visit a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC), time is growing shorter. State and federal officials announce the closing schedule for the following DRCs. Closing on Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. St. Andrews Church 1350 North 23 rd St. Beaumont Hall Hidalgo Community Center102 Allende StreetTaft Closing on Dec. 20 at 6 p.m. 3908B Leopard St.Corpus Christi 17507 Imperial Valley Dr.Houston

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