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 11, 2007
News Release
GREENSBURG, Kansas -- Watch out for scam artists. That is the warning issued by officials of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Kansas Department of Emergency Management.
May 10, 2007
News Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas -- Workers in Maverick, Moore, and Swisher counties, who were affected by severe storms and tornadoes of April 21-24, have until June 2, 2007, to apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) under the Presidential Disaster Declaration of May 1. Those in Denton have a deadline of June 7 to apply for DUA. To be eligible for help under Presidential Disaster Declaration FEMA-1697-DR, you must:
May 10, 2007
News Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas -- The Governor's Division of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) want to help those who were affected by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding of April 21-24. The Individuals and Households Program (IHP) can provide temporary help with alternative housing and/or financial assistance with other needs. Housing Assistance can provide funding for:
May 9, 2007
News Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas -- Disaster-recovery officials who are helping people recover from the devastating storms and tornadoes of April 21-24 have some tips to speed disaster aid.
May 8, 2007
News Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas -- Community Relations (CR) teams comprised of state, local volunteers and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) personnel are busy reaching out to those affected by the severe storms and tornadoes of April 21-24. These teams are canvassing neighborhoods and spreading the word that disaster aid is available. They deliver vital disaster recovery information to storm victims as well as coordinate with county emergency managers and other local officials.
May 7, 2007
News Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas -- Disaster assistance for Denton 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. Denton joins the counties of Maverick, Moore and Swisher previously designated disaster areas under a declaration issued by President Bush on May 1, 2007.

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