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

July 30, 2003
News Release
Corpus Christi, TX -- The Disaster Recovery Center in Bay City is closing at 6 p.m. on Friday, August 1 and reopening in Palacios on Sunday, August 3 at 1 p.m. The new location will stay open until further notice. Disaster Recovery Centers provide detailed program information to those who have already called 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) and applied for assistance under President Bush's July 17 disaster declaration.
July 28, 2003
News Release
Corpus Christi - Less than two weeks after the federal disaster declaration by President George W. Bush on July 17, more than $3.7 million in disaster housing assistance has been approved for those in the nine declared counties (Bee, Brazoria, Calhoun, Galveston, Goliad, Jackson, Matagorda, Refugio and Victoria) affected by Hurricane Claudette. To date, more than 6,700 applications for assistance have been received from individuals who suffered disaster losses.
July 28, 2003
News Release
Corpus Christi - More Texas counties have been made eligible for disaster assistance in the wake of Hurricane Claudette, state and federal officials announced Monday. The following 14 counties are now eligible for both Individual Assistance and all categories of Public Assistance: Bee, Brazoria, Calhoun, DeWitt, Frio, Galveston, Goliad, Jackson, Karnes, Live Oak, Matagorda, Refugio, San Patricio and Victoria. New counties added for Public Assistance only are: Atascosa and McMullen.
July 26, 2003
News Release
Corpus Christi, TX - Crisis counseling and assistance with stress management is available to South Texas residents in nine declared counties affected by Hurricane Claudette. They may call designated Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation (TDMHMR) centers for access to resources, or visit a Disaster Recovery Center. All of the Disaster Recovery Centers are open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
July 26, 2003
News Release
Corpus Christi, TX - Individuals who suffered damage from Hurricane Claudette and were insured may still be eligible for federal and state disaster assistance. "If you were uninsured or your insurance policy did not cover some of your disaster related damages or losses, FEMA may be able to help," said Federal Coordinating Officer Carlos Mitchell. "If your losses weren't fully covered by your insurance, take the first step and register with FEMA."
July 25, 2003
News Release
Corpus Christi, TX -- Disaster recovery officials say a mobile Disaster Recovery Center will be opened to serve the needs of those affected by Hurricane Claudette. The Mobile Disaster Recovery Center will be in the following locations:

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