Texas Tropical Storm Erin (DR-1730)
Incident period: August 14, 2007 to August 20, 2007
Major Disaster Declaration declared on October 2, 2007
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
November 28, 2007
WACO, Texas -- Five days remain to register for assistance for Texans affected by Tropical Storm Erin during the period of August 14-20, 2007. ?Recovery officials urge homeowners, renters, business owners, and private non-profits who sustained losses to register for assistance now, if they have not already done so.
November 12, 2007
BRAZORIA COUNTY, Texas -- During man-made and natural disasters, the Freeport Fire and EMS Department is designated as the Emergency Operations Center and the Freeport Police Department as the Incident Command Post for the city of Freeport and several surrounding cities. After years of the tedious task of boarding up the buildings to secure them during impending disasters, the city applied for and received a grant to install hurricane shutters.
November 6, 2007
WACO, Texas -- The Mobile Disaster Recovery Center (MDRC) located at the BCD Building at 52 SW 5th St. in Hamlin will close at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7.? More than 250 residents have visited the Hamlin MDRC so far.? Assistance is still available to Texans affected by Tropical Storm Erin, even after the MDRC closes. Individuals who have questions or need to register can still do so by calling FEMA's toll-free help line at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362).
November 1, 2007
WACO, Texas -- Federal disaster aid distributed to Texans affected by Tropical Storm Erin has reached more than $4.7 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 Oct. 31, FEMA and the SBA have approved more than $4,707,584 in disaster aid.
October 31, 2007
WACO, Texas -- The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) located at the Westlakes Village Shopping Center located at 1305 SW Loop 410 Suite 115 in San Antonio will close at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2. Assistance is still available to Texans affected by Tropical Storm Erin, even after the DRC closes. Individuals who have questions or need to register can still do so by calling FEMA's toll-free help line at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362).
October 29, 2007
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 Taylor County to provide information about disaster-resistant building practices. Information provided by FEMA's mitigation experts will include: