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 25, 2003
News Release
Corpus Christi, TX - On July 23, Bee, Brazoria, Galveston and Goliad counties were added to the list of declared counties (Calhoun, Jackson, Matagorda, Refugio and Victoria) bringing the total number to nine.
July 24, 2003
News Release
Corpus Christi, TX -- Homeowners, landlords and business owners are urged to check with local governments regarding permits before repairing or rebuilding a disaster-damaged structure. There are requirements on how and where structures may be renovated. "Many regulations are in place to lessen or to remove the potential for future disaster damages," said Federal Emergency Management Agency Deputy Federal Coordinating Officer for Mitigation, Greg Solovey. Information on these requirements is available from local city and county permitting offices.
July 24, 2003
News Release
Corpus Christi, TX -- A Disaster Recovery Center will be open in Beeville on Monday, July 28 and Tuesday July 29. The Center will be located in Room 203 of the Bee County Courthouse, at 105 West Corpus Christi, and will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
July 23, 2003
News Release
Corpus Christi, TX -- To further help individuals and businesses affected by Hurricane Claudette, the Governor's Division of Emergency Management, Texas Department of Public Safety and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are opening three Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC). Opening July 24, 2003:
July 23, 2003
News Release
Corpus Christi, TX -- State and federal officials announce that disaster assistance is available for the residents and businesses in Bee, Brazoria, Galveston and Goliad counties who were affected by Hurricane Claudette. These additional counties were made eligible for disaster assistance based on a review of damage data gathered by federal and state officials. They join Calhoun, Jackson, Matagorda, Refugio and Victoria counties that were previously declared eligible.
July 18, 2003
News Release
Denton, TX - State and federal officials announce the operation of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) teleregistration line to assist those who have been affected by Hurricane Claudette. Under the disaster declaration, individuals and businesses in the counties of Calhoun, Jackson, Matagorda, Refugio and Victoria are eligible to apply for federal aid.

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