Texas Hurricane Claudette (DR-1479)

Incident period: July 15, 2003 to July 28, 2003
Major Disaster Declaration declared on July 17, 2003

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

August 5, 2003
News Release
Corpus Christi, TX -- State and federal officials announced today that based on a review of damage data, Aransas County joined 17 other counties eligible for disaster assistance in the wake of Hurricane Claudette. Atascosa, Bee, Brazoria, Calhoun, DeWitt, Frio, Galveston, Goliad, Jackson, Karnes, Live Oak, Matagorda, McMullen, Refugio, Victoria, San Patricio and Zavala counties were previously declared eligible for both Individual Assistance and Public Assistance.
August 5, 2003
News Release
Corpus Christi, TX -- Beginning Sunday, August 10, 2003, Disaster Recovery Centers will be closed on Sundays. After individuals and business owners register by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362), they can still visit the centers between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday. To date, more than 1,600 people have visited the centers that have been opened throughout the disaster-declared area.
August 4, 2003
News Release
Corpus Christi, TX -- The correct location of the mobile Disaster Recovery Center set to open on August 7 is: Precinct Headquarters 1432 Highland Park DriveClute, Texas 77531 Previously, the location had been announced as being in Surfside Beach. The center will operate from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, August 7, through Saturday, August 9 in Clute. The distance between Clute and Surfside Beach is approximately 10 miles.
August 1, 2003
News Release
Corpus Christi, TX -- More than $5 million in disaster housing assistance has been approved for those in the disaster designated counties. The Disaster Housing Program includes assistance for basic housing repairs, short-term rental assistance or reimbursement of hotel/motel expenses. Disaster assistance to date:
August 1, 2003
News Release
Corpus Christi, TX -- The number of Texas counties eligible for both Individual Assistance and Public assistance in the wake of Hurricane Claudette reached 17 Friday afternoon. Federal and state officials said that following a review of damage data, Atascosa and McMullen counties had been added to the list of counties eligible for Individual Assistance. They had previously been designated as eligible for Public Assistance. Zavala County was added for both Individual Assistance and Public Assistance.
July 31, 2003
News Release
Corpus Christi, TX -- Disaster recovery officials have added several more stops for the Mobile Disaster Recovery Center. Surfside Beach, Matagorda and Sargent have been added to the list of destinations.

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