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 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
May 15, 2007
News Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas -- As storm victims begin to receive disaster assistance checks, federal and state officials want to remind them to use the money carefully. Thus far, more than $3.3 million in federal grants has been approved for the victims of the severe storms and tornadoes of April 21-24. "It is our responsibility to help people in need, and, at the same time, make sure that the taxpayers' money is spent correctly," said Federal Coordinating Officer Tony Russell. Housing Assistance funds may be used for:
May 14, 2007
News Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas -- If the severe storms and tornadoes of April 21-24 did more damage to your personal or business property than your insurance will cover, or if you had no insurance at all, you may be eligible for a variety of state and federal disaster aid programs. The vital key is to register with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) by calling 1-800-621-3362 or TTY 1-800-462-7585. You can also register online at www.fema.gov.
May 14, 2007
News Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas -- State, federal, local officials, and voluntary agencies continue to help Texans, affected by the severe storms and tornadoes of April 21-24, recover. To date, more than $3.6 million in disaster aid has been approved for residents and businesses. Recovery summary information is as follows:
May 12, 2007
News Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas -- People who are not U.S. citizens may be eligible for disaster assistance for damage from the severe storms and tornadoes of April 21-24. Disaster assistance is available to residents and businesses in Denton, Maverick, Moore, and Swisher counties, which were designated disaster areas by President Bush.
May 11, 2007
News Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas -- In a short ten days since the federal disaster declaration of May 1, more than $2.2 million in housing funds has been distributed to applicants. "We are pleased these funds have reached those who need it so quickly," said Federal Coordinating Officer Tony Russell. "Many who were affected by the recent disaster have temporary housing and home repair expenses that can now be met."

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