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

September 11, 2006
News Release
El PASO, Texas -- The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Texas Governor's Division of Emergency Management (GDEM) today extended the schedule for the Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) serving El Paso County residents affected by the recent severe storms and flooding that occurred  from July 31 to August 25,2006. Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 12 and until further notice, the Mobile Disaster Recovery Center, will be located at:  
September 9, 2006
News Release
El Paso, Texas -- When severe floods hit El Paso County on August 1, 2006, more than 5,400 families and businesses had National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) coverage for flood damages. They were the families and businesses that had purchased flood insurance before the storms and floods struck. "We want to commend those families," said Ken Clark, Federal Coordinating Officer for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. "They recognized the importance of being prepared and took the right steps to protect themselves. We would like more families to take the same steps."
September 7, 2006
News Release
El PASO, Texas -- The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Texas Governor’s Division of Emergency Management (GDEM) today announced a new schedule for the two Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) serving El Paso County residents affected by the recent severe storms and flooding from July 31 to August 25,2006. Vinton Fire Station 510 East Vinton Road Vinton, TX The Mobile DRC will be open from 9am to 6pm through Saturday, September 9, 2006, when it closes permanently.
September 7, 2006
News Release
EL PASO, Texas -- El Paso area residents who are eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) have until September 15, 2006 to file a claim. The DUA program is administered by the Texas Workforce Commission and funded by the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) through the U.S. Department of Labor. To be eligible for help under Presidential Disaster Declaration FEMA-1658-DR, applicants must:
September 1, 2006
News Release
EL PASO, Texas -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) closed at midnight Friday, August 25, 2006 the incident period for storm damage incurred during recent storms in El Paso County. "Any damage resulting from storms after the closing will not be covered by the disaster declaration," Kenneth Clark, FEMA federal coordinating officer, said. "Those who suffered losses resulting from storms within the incident period can still register with FEMA and we encourage them to do so as soon as possible."
August 30, 2006
News Release
El PASO, Texas -- Non-citizens who suffered damages in recent storms in El Paso County may be eligible for assistance from a variety of sources. To qualify for federal monetary assistance, an applicant must be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or a "qualified alien," which is defined below. However, undocumented aliens may qualify for other disaster relief programs such as crisis counseling, disaster legal services, and other short-term non-cash emergency aid.

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