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

November 29, 2002
News Release
Corpus Christi, TX -- Disaster aid has reached more than $16 million, according to state and federal officials. The following is a weekly update of the disaster recovery effort.
November 27, 2002
News Release
Corpus Christi, TX -- When tornadoes, severe storms and flooding hit Texas on October 24, more than 240,000 families and businesses in the designated counties had National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policies coverage for flood damages. They were the families and businesses that had purchased flood insurance before the storms and floods struck.
November 26, 2002
News Release
Corpus Christi, TX -- Federal and state officials announced today the Thanksgiving holiday schedule for hours of operation for the Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) toll-free registration and helpline number.
November 26, 2002
News Release
Corpus Christi, TX -- State and federal officials today announced that individual disaster assistance is now available for residents of Brazoria, Cameron, Fort Bend, Hidalgo, Jasper, Kleberg, and San Jacinto counties. Those who suffered losses from recent severe storms and flooding from Oct. 24 through Nov. 15 may be eligible for disaster assistance. 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.
November 25, 2002
News Release
Corpus Christi, TX -- A federal/state Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) is scheduled to open in Robstown on November 29, 2002 to serve those affected by the severe weather and flooding that began on October 24. The DRC will be located at the National Guard Armory (behind the Show Barn), 1198 Bluntzer Rd. in Robstown. Center hours will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday -- Saturday and on Sundays from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
November 23, 2002
News Release
Corpus Christi, TX -- A federal/state short-term Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) is scheduled to open in Conroe to serve those affected by the severe weather and flooding that began on October 24. The federal/state short-term DRC will open at the Lone Star Convention and Exposition Barn, 9055 FM 1484 in Conroe, Texas on Monday, December 2 and remain open through Wednesday, December 4. Hours will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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