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 15, 2002
News Release
Corpus Christi, TX -- State and federal officials announce that more than $6 million has been approved in disaster grants throughout the seven designated counties affected by the October storm system, which began on October 24.
November 15, 2002
News Release
Corpus Christi, TX -- State and federal officials announced that disaster assistance is available for residents of two additional Texas counties. Residents of Montgomery and Liberty counties who suffered losses from recent severe storms and flooding may be eligible for disaster assistance.
November 15, 2002
News Release
Houston, TX -- A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) is scheduled to open in Beaumont, Texas, to serve those affected by the severe weather and flooding that began on October 24. On Saturday, November 16, the DRC will open at St. Andrews Church Hall, 1350 North 23rd St. in Beaumont, Texas. The center will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 16 and on Sunday, November 17, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. After that, regular DRC hours will be Mon. -- Sat. from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. until further notice.
November 15, 2002
News Release
Corpus Christi, TX -- Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) are scheduled to open in Aransas Pass and in Corpus Christi to serve those affected by the tornadoes and severe weather that began on October 24. On Saturday, November 16, a DRC will open at 3908B Leopard St. in Corpus Christi and a mobile DRC will open in Aransas Pass at Precinct 1A Voting Center, located at the corner of Stapp Rd. and North Commercial (Business Rt. 35). Both centers will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon.- Sat. and on Sundays from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
November 14, 2002
News Release
Corpus Christi, TX -- Non-U.S. citizens who have been granted legal permanent status may apply for state and federal disaster assistance for damages and losses from the recent tornadoes, storms and flooding if they are residents of any of the seven counties included under the disaster declaration. These declared counties are: Aransas, Hardin, Harris, Jefferson, Nueces, Orange and San Patricio.
November 13, 2002
News Release
Corpus Christi, TX -- More than 90 inspectors are in the field, serving those whose property was damaged by the tornadoes, severe storms and flooding that began on October 24. If you live in any of the seven declared counties and are waiting to have your property inspected by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Small Business Administration (SBA) or insurance companies you need to know some things about the inspection process and the documents you'll need to show inspectors.

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