Texas Severe Storms and Tornadoes (DR-1697)
Incident period: April 21, 2007 to April 24, 2007
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 1, 2007
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
May 26, 2007
EAGLE PASS, Texas -- In the days and weeks following a disaster, residents may be misled by half-truths and rumors concerning recovery help. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Governor?s Division of Emergency Management, the best way to avoid misinformation is to verify facts with a responsible source. Below are some of the most common untruths along with the real facts.
May 25, 2007
EAGLE PASS, Texas -- Recovery officials want to remind those who have registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to keep in touch and report any changes in their status or personal information. After disasters, displaced families may change addresses a number of times as they look for suitable housing. Sometimes, in the process, they may forget to call the registration line (1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585) to update their address and leave a phone number where they can be reached.
May 24, 2007
Mold growth is likely to occur in water-damaged homes. It's very important to quickly clean and thoroughly dry any areas of the home that have gotten wet. Failure to remove contaminated materials and to reduce moisture and humidity can present serious long-term health risks. Mold - What Is It? Molds are simple microscopic organisms found virtually everywhere, indoors and outdoors. When molds are present in large quantities they can cause allergic symptoms similar to those caused by plant pollen.
May 23, 2007
EAGLE PASS, Texas -- The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Center in Denton will be closed for the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 28. The center will re-open on Tuesday and resume its normal schedule: Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Denton Civic Center, 321 East McKinney, in Denton. The center will cease operations on Thursday, May 31.
May 22, 2007
EAGLE PASS, Texas -- Texans who have applied for disaster assistance and have received U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) forms are encouraged to complete the loan application and return it to SBA as soon as possible. Many who register for assistance will receive an SBA loan application within seven to ten days after registering. Completing the application is a required step in obtaining some types of disaster assistance, and a quick return can also mean faster aid to those in need.
May 21, 2007
EAGLE PASS, Texas -- Disaster assistance for Atascosa County, Texas is now available for homeowners, renters and business owners affected by the severe storms of April 21-24, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today. FEMA Administrator David Paulison said the assistance was approved based on a review of damage data gathered by federal and state disaster recovery officials. Atascosa joins the counties of Denton, Maverick, Moore and Swisher previously designated disaster areas under a declaration issued by President Bush on May 1, 2007.