Texas Severe Storms and Tornadoes (DR-1697)
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.
Incident period: April 21, 2007 to April 24, 2007
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 1, 2007