Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
June 22, 2007
EAGLE PASS, Texas -- More than $8 million in disaster aid has been approved for residents and businesses in the five Texas counties, Atascosa, Denton, Maverick, Moore and Swisher, affected by the severe storms and tornadoes of April 21-24. Recovery summary information is as follows:
June 21, 2007
EAGLE PASS, Texas -- During the month of July, volunteers from the Christian Reformed World Relief Committee (CRWRC) plan to conduct a long-term needs assessment for victims of the recent storms and flooding in Maverick County.
June 19, 2007
EAGLE PASS, Texas -- Homeowners, landlords and business owners are urged to check with local and county governments regarding permits before repairing or rebuilding a structure damaged by winds or flooding. There can be strict local requirements on how and where structures may be renovated.
June 18, 2007
EAGLE PASS, Texas -- Those affected by the April 21-24 severe storms and tornadoes have only two weeks left to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for possible state and federal disaster assistance. The deadline to apply for assistance is July 2, 2007. "Anyone who lives anywhere in the designated counties and has been affected by these storms should apply for aid before the deadline," Federal Coordinating Officer Tony Russell said.
June 15, 2007
EAGLE PASS, Texas -- In a potentially dangerous severe-weather situation would you (and your family) prefer to be among the first or among the last to know? A NOAA Weather Radio can make the difference. The price of a no-frills NOAA Weather Radio is about $20. A weather radio provides instant access to the same weather reports and emergency information that meteorologists and emergency personnel use: information that can save your life.
June 13, 2007
EAGLE PASS, Texas -- When the severe storms and tornadoes of April 21 to 24 ravaged Texas counties, volunteer agencies were quickly on the scene. Often the first to arrive and the last to leave, the overall contribution of these volunteer agencies to recovery is immeasurable for the short and long-term.
June 11, 2007
Maverick County Disaster Recovery Center to End Operations on Friday but Help Continues to Be Available
EAGLE PASS, Texas -- After serving nearly 1,300 storm victims, the Maverick County Disaster Recovery Center in Eagle Pass will end operations at 6 p.m. Friday, June 15. The center, located at the Nick Carr Youth Center, 253 Ruela Drive, will remain open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. until the Friday closure.
June 8, 2007
EAGLE PASS, Texas -- Both the Salvation Army and the Rosita Valley Unmet Needs Committee are gearing up to provide services for victims of the recent severe storms and flooding. “Beginning June 11, victims may call 830-752-1323 between 9:00 a.m. and 12 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. Mondays through Fridays to make an appointment or obtain information about available services,” according to Captain Edward Alonzo of the Salvation Army.
June 1, 2007
EAGLE PASS, Texas -- Texans in the counties of Atascosa, Denton, Maverick, Moore, and Swisher, who were affected by the April 21-24 severe storms and flooding, have only 30 days left to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for possible state and federal disaster assistance. June 2, 2007 marks the halfway point in the 60-day registration period. Registrations cannot be accepted after the July 2, 2007 deadline.
May 31, 2007
EAGLE PASS, Texas -- As Texans begin to repair and rebuild their homes and businesses, damaged by April's destructive storms and tornadoes, they can get free advice from the experts on how to rebuild stronger and safer.