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

Incident period: June 16, 2007 to August 03, 2007
Major Disaster Declaration declared on June 29, 2007


December 6, 2007 - News Release

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 - News Release

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 - News Release

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.

Financial Assistance

Individual Assistance - Dollars Approved

Individuals & Household Program (IHP): Provides money and services to people in Presidentially declared disaster areas.

Housing Assistance (HA): Provides assistance for disaster-related housing needs.

Other Needs Assistance (ONA): Provides assistance for other disaster-related needs, such as furnishings, transportation, and medical.

Total Individual Assistance (IA) - Applications Approved: Total Individual & Households Program - Dollars Approved* Total Housing Assistance - Dollars Approved* Total Other Needs Assistance - Dollars Approved*
Total Amount 6104 $25706394.36 $20763344.58 $4943049.78
Last Updated: Friday, February 5, 2016 - 02:01 (Updated daily)

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $65197897.37 $5017336.07 $59442522.82
Last Updated: Friday, February 5, 2016 - 06:41 (Updated daily)

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