Texas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding (DR-1709)
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
December 6, 2007
WACO, Texas -- More than $50 million in Public Assistance (PA) funding is now obligated to fund more than 3,391 projects declared eligible for assistance to state agencies, tribal and local governments, and certain Private Non-Profits in 72 counties, more than one-quarter of all Texas counties.
November 14, 2007
Disaster Wrap-Up: Federal Disaster Aid To Texans Tops $88 Million For Summer Severe Storms And Flooding
WACO, Texas -- Federal disaster aid distributed to Texans affected by June 16 - Aug. 3 severe storms, tornadoes and flooding has reached more than $88 million, the Governor's Division of Emergency Management (GDEM), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today. As of November 12, FEMA and the SBA have approved more than $88,630,462 million in disaster aid.
November 8, 2007
TAYLOR COUNTY, Texas -- Buying flood insurance is a smart thing to do to protect your home, business, family and financial security from flood losses. A community needs to participate in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) before its residents are eligible to buy the federally-administered coverage, which features uniform rates nationwide. The town of Merkel, Texas recently joined the NFIP program, after parts of it flooded this summer.
October 26, 2007
WACO, Texas -- Some Texans affected by severe storms and flooding during June 16-August 3 may receive a letter from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) saying their application for disaster assistance has been denied. "A denial letter does not necessarily mean that an applicant is not eligible for assistance," said Federal Coordinating Officer Kenneth Clark. "It may mean that FEMA does not have all the information needed to make a decision regarding the applicant's disaster aid."
October 20, 2007
WACO, Texas -- Only one week remains to register for assistance for Texans affected by severe storms and flooding, June 16-August 3. ?Recovery officials urge homeowners, renters, business owners, and private non-profits who sustained losses to register for assistance now, if they have not already done so.
October 18, 2007
WACO, Texas -- Federal disaster assistance to Texas residents and businesses affected by June 16-August 3 severe storms, tornadoes and flooding has reached $69,643,469 officials from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Governor's Division of Emergency Management (GDEM), and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today. The following is a summary of ongoing response and recovery efforts:
Incident period: June 16, 2007 to August 3, 2007
Major Disaster Declaration declared on June 29, 2007