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

September 24, 2007
News Release
WACO, Texas -- Rebuilding or repairing a home after flooding can be a daunting task. But with the right information, homeowners can build back in a way that reduces the likelihood of future damage. Experts from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are coming to a retail store in Victoria County to provide information about disaster-resistant building practices. Information provided by FEMA's mitigation experts will include:
September 24, 2007
News Release
WACO, Texas -- Rebuilding or repairing a home after flooding can be a daunting task. But with the right information, homeowners can build back in a way that reduces the likelihood of future damage. Experts from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are coming to Walker County to provide information about disaster-resistant building practices. Information provided by FEMA's mitigation experts will include:
September 20, 2007
News Release
BOERNE, Texas -- After the second time that Sean and Lori Franke and their two daughters fled their rural, oak-studded property near here for the half-hour trip to safety in San Antonio, Mrs. Franke decided something had to be done. They live in a mobile home on their estate acreage while supervising construction of their dream home. Twice in October 2006, when their school-aged daughters ought to be going to bed, the weather radio alarm sounded and they fled an impending storm. The family drove to their office building in the city, where they felt they would be safer.
September 20, 2007
News Release
WACO, Texas -- Federal disaster aid distributed to Texans affected by June 16 - August 3 severe storms, tornadoes and flooding has reached more than $50 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 September 20, FEMA and the SBA have approved more than $51,488,898 million in disaster aid. 
September 19, 2007
News Release
WACO, Texas -- Rebuilding or repairing a home after flooding can be a daunting task. But with the right information, homeowners can build back in a way that reduces the likelihood of future damage. Experts from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are coming to a retail store in Williamson County to provide information about disaster-resistant building practices. Information provided by FEMA's mitigation experts will include:
September 17, 2007
News Release
WACO, Texas -- Federal and State disaster officials today announced that the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Haltom City will transition to a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Center beginning Monday, September 24. The Governor's Division of Emergency Management, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and SBA officials opened the DRC to provide one-stop, personal assistance and disaster information to residents and businesses affected by the June 16 - August 3 severe storms, flooding and tornadoes.

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