Texas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding (DR-1709)

Incident period: June 16, 2007 to August 3, 2007
Major Disaster Declaration declared on June 29, 2007

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

October 15, 2007
News Release
WACO, Texas -- Texans affected by the June 16-August 3 severe storms, tornadoes and flooding have only two weeks left to register for disaster assistance. The registration deadline is October 29, 2007, officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) reminded residents today.
October 5, 2007
News Release
WACO, Texas -- Public Assistance to repair damaged infrastructure is available to local governments and certain non-profit organizations in Gonzales County, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security?s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today. In addition to the 71 previously-declared counties, community officials in Gonzales County may apply for assistance to recover from severe storms, tornadoes and flooding for the incident period of June 16 ? August 3.
October 4, 2007
News Release
WACO, Texas -- Federal disaster assistance to Texas residents and businesses affected by June 16-August 3 severe storms, tornadoes and flooding has reached $58,596,236 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:
October 1, 2007
News Release
WACO, Texas -- Restoring business is an important part of Texas? recovery from recent severe storms, flooding, and tornadoes. Businesses that plan for disaster before the storm generally have less damage, economic loss and down time than those that do not. It's a good reason, say federal and state officials, to include disaster preparations in the normal course of business planning.
September 27, 2007
News Release
WACO, Texas -- Federal disaster assistance to Texas residents and businesses affected by June 16-August 3 severe storms, tornadoes and flooding has reached $55,541,143 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:
September 26, 2007
News Release
COMFORT, Texas -- Tree-lined Cypress Creek flows along the south side of Comfort, part of the attraction of living here. But on several occasions, life here has been anything but comfortable. The night of Aug. 16, 2007, was a perfect example of one of those times. Tropical Storm Erin was making its way north through the Texas Hill Country and Cypress Creek could not handle the deluge. At its peak, the tributary of the Guadalupe River was an estimated 25 feet above its normal level, several hundred yards wide, and some homes were flooded with four to five feet of water.

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