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

August 23, 2007
News Release
WACO, Texas -- A Mobile Disaster Recovery Center (MDRC) is coming to Medina County to offer assistance to residents affected by the severe storms and flooding in the region, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today. Recovery specialists will be available to answer questions residents may have about the disaster aid process. The MDRC will open in D?Hanis on Tuesday, August 28 and operate daily from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. through Saturday, September 1. It will be located at:
August 23, 2007
News Release
DENTON, Texas -- The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Haltom City that serves residents affected by the June 13 - August 3 floods will change its hours of operation effective immediately, officials from the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Governor's Division of Emergency Management (GDEM) announced today.  The DRC will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and closed Saturdays and Sundays.  The Disaster Recovery Center serving Denton and Tarrant Counties is located at:
August 22, 2007
News Release
WACO, Texas -- A Mobile Disaster Recovery Center (MDRC) is coming to Zavala County to offer assistance to residents affected by the severe storms and flooding in the region, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today. Recovery specialists will be available to answer questions residents may have about the disaster aid process. The MDRC will open in Crystal City on Friday, August 24 and operate daily from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. through Sunday, August 26. It will be located at:
August 22, 2007
News Release
WACO, Texas -- A Mobile Disaster Recovery Center (MDRC) is coming to Starr County to offer assistance to residents affected by the severe storms and flooding in the region, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today. Recovery specialists will be available to answer questions residents may have about the disaster aid process. The MDRC will open in Roma on Thursday, August 23 and operate from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. through Friday, August 24. The MDRC will then be available in Rio Grande City, opening on Sunday, August 26 and operating from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
August 22, 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 Tyler to provide information about disaster-resistant building practices. Information provided by FEMA?s mitigation experts will include:
August 21, 2007
News Release
WACO, Texas -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that residents in six additional Texas counties are now eligible for Individual Assistance to help homeowners, renters and businesses recover from the effects of severe storms, flooding and tornadoes occurring between June 16 and August 3. Assistance is now available in Atascosa, Liberty, Refugio, San Patricio, Taylor and Upshur counties. These join 33 counties for which Individual Assistance has been previously declared:

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