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 12, 2002
News Release
Corpus Christi, TX -- The emotional consequences of any disaster can be far reaching and long lasting. Stress can surface in many forms, and it often appears even weeks or months after the traumatic event. 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.
November 11, 2002
News Release
Corpus Christi, TX -- The Division of Emergency Management (DEM), Texas Department of Public Safety and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) want to help those who were affected by the tornadoes, severe weather and flooding that began on October 24. The Individuals and Households Program (IHP) can assist those in need by providing housing assistance and/or financial assistance with other needs. Housing assistance can be in the form of:
November 11, 2002
News Release
Corpus Christi, TX -- State and federal officials announced that disaster assistance is available for residents of six additional Texas counties. Residents of Aransas, Hardin, Harris, Jefferson, Orange and San Patricio counties who suffered losses from recent flooding may be eligible for disaster assistance.
November 11, 2002
News Release
Corpus Christi, TX -- To better serve those affected by the tornadoes and severe weather that began on October 24, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the state of Texas will open a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Corpus Christi. On Monday, November 11, a mobile DRC will open at the West Heights Baptist Church on 642 Scott Drive in Corpus Christi. Scott Drive is located off Van Cleve Street between Leopard St. and Baldwin Blvd. The center will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in anticipation of opening a larger permanent site.
November 6, 2002
News Release
Washington, D. C. -- The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that President Bush has approved the use of federal disaster funds to help people in southeast Texas recover from the effects of tornadoes and other extreme weather that began late last month.

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