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 13, 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 local building supply store in Nueces County to provide information about disaster-resistant building practices. Information provided by FEMA's mitigation experts will include:
September 13, 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 $46,459,111 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 11, 2007
News Release
WACO, Texas -- As Texas - and much of the Midwest - emerges from a series of major floods, federal and state officials are urging people to buy flood insurance before the next flood hits. "Even if you weren't flooded recently, you may still be vulnerable to rising water," said Federal Coordinating Officer Kenneth Clark of the Federal Emergency Management Agency."
September 11, 2007
News Release
SEGUIN, Texas -- Fearing that residents along the Guadalupe River were not receiving flood warnings in a timely manner, Seguin County's emergency management coordinator, Dan Kinsey, developed and piloted an emergency callout system. He took advantage of an automated telephone notification system the county purchased in 2003. It was set to place calls by zones. "We already had everything in place," Kinsey said. "It's a great tool with a lot of possibilities. It was just a matter of creating a data base, collecting the information and getting it into the system."
September 8, 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 local building supply store in Webb County to provide information about disaster-resistant building practices. Information provided by FEMA's mitigation experts will include:
September 8, 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 local building supply store in Burnet County to provide information about disaster-resistant building practices. Information provided by FEMA's mitigation experts will include:

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