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 21, 2007
News Release
WACO, Texas -- Public Assistance to repair damaged infrastructure is available in 13 additional Texas counties, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today. Communities in Atascosa, Delta, Edwards, Ellis, Henderson, Hood, Jim Hogg, Real, Refugio, Shackelford, Upshur, Uvalde and Zavala counties may apply for assistance to recover from severe storms, tornadoes and flooding for the incident period of June 16 - August 3. Public Assistance funds are now available to 63 Texas counties.
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:
August 20, 2007
News Release
WACO, Texas -- FEMA and the State of Texas are committed to helping all affected residents recover from recent flooding. To do this, FEMA has approved Texas’ request to extend the deadline by which individuals affected by severe storms, tornadoes and flooding between June 16 and August 3 can register for disaster aid to October 29.
August 17, 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 Fort Worth to provide information about disaster-resistant building practices. Information provided by FEMA?s mitigation experts will include:
August 16, 2007
News Release
WACO, Texas -- A Mobile Disaster Recovery Center (MDRC) is coming to Hood 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 Granbury on Sunday, August 19 and operate daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Thursday, August 23. It will be located at:
August 16, 2007
News Release
WACO, Texas -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Governor's Division of Emergency Management (GDEM) are working in partnership to help Texas residents recover from the recent flooding that occurred from June 16th to August 3. The following is a summary of ongoing response and recovery efforts:

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