Texas Flooding (DR-1658)

Incident period: July 27, 2006 to August 25, 2006
Major Disaster Declaration declared on August 15, 2006

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

October 25, 2006
News Release
El Paso, Texas -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved approximately $6.6 million in Public Assistance (PA) funds to help the City of El Paso and $1.8 million for all other applicants in El Paso and Hudspeth Counties . The funding is to repair and rebuild infrastructure damaged or destroyed in floods occurring July 27 through Aug 25, 2006. These monies represent 75 percent of the cost of approved public assistance projects. The remaining 25 percent will be paid by the applicant.
October 19, 2006
News Release
El PASO, Texas -- On Monday, the last day to apply for FEMA assistance, 432 individuals registered for assistance according to the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Texas Governor's Division of Emergency Management (GDEM). Current statistics:
October 12, 2006
News Release
EL PASO, Texas -- With the deadline just four days away, officials urge Texans who suffered losses due to the severe storms and flooding between July 27 and August 25, to register for assistance now, if they have not already done so. Anyone still waiting on an insurance settlement, contractor's estimate, or any other process is advised to register for assistance regardless of whether this information is available.
October 6, 2006
News Release
EL PASO, Texas -- Texans who suffered damages and losses from the severe storms and flooding of July 27 to August 25, 2006, have received over $10.5 million in disaster aid, according to officials from the Texas Department of Emergency Management and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). These are the current totals for federal disaster assistance:
October 3, 2006
News Release
El PASO, Texas -- The deadline to apply for disaster assistance is quickly approaching. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is encouraging those affected by the storms or flooding from July 27, to August 25, 2006 to register for assistance by October 16, 2006. If you are waiting for an insurance settlement, you should register now for disaster assistance. After your settlement, you may still have unmet needs which may be eligible for federal, state or local programs. Don’t wait, call FEMA now.
September 12, 2006
News Release
El Paso, Texas -- The start date of the El Paso Disaster Incident Period has been modified from July 31st to July 27th and the Incident type changed from "Flooding" to "Severe Storms and Flooding," according to the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Texas Governor's Division of Emergency Management (GDEM).

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