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 21, 2007
News Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas -- State, federal, local officials and voluntary agencies continue to help Texans recover from severe storms and tornadoes of April 21-24. To date, more than $5.1 million in disaster aid has been approved for residents and businesses. Recovery summary information is as follows:
May 21, 2007
News Release
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.
May 19, 2007
News Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas -- The emotional consequences of disasters can be far reaching and long lasting. Stress can surface in many forms, and it often appears weeks or months after the traumatic event, mental health experts say.
May 18, 2007
News Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Governor's Division of Emergency Management warn storm and tornado victims to be especially alert to fraud during the recovery process. One type of fraud that may surface after disaster strikes is the improper use of federal and state recovery funds by recipients. FEMA and the state of Texas remind disaster aid applicants that, when they register, all information must be reported honestly and accurately, and all disaster funds must be used solely for disaster recovery.
May 17, 2007
News Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Helpline is available to those who need information on the status of their application or have other disaster assistance questions. All it takes to get disaster information is a toll-free call to 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or (TTY) 1-800-462-7585.  The Helpline number is the same number used to register for disaster assistance, and it is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week until further notice.
May 16, 2007
News Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas -- The Governor's Division of Emergency Management (GDEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announce a change in the operating hours of the Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Maverick, Moore and Swisher Counties. Starting on May 20, all DRCs will be closed on Sundays, and beginning on May 21, hours for all DRCs will be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Swisher County Tulia City Hall 127 SW 2nd St. #300 Tulia, Texas 79088

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