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
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."
May 10, 2007
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
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
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
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
EAGLE PASS, Texas -- The Governor's Division of Emergency Management (GDEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announce the opening of two Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) in the Texas Panhandle in Moore and Swisher Counties. The Moore and Swisher County DRCs will open on Tues., May 8. These DRCs are designed to serve as information sites for those affected by the severe storms and tornadoes from April 21-24.