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Texas Tropical Storm Erin (DR-1730)

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Incident period: August 14, 2007 to August 20, 2007
Major Disaster Declaration declared on October 02, 2007


November 28, 2007 - News Release

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 - News Release

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 - News Release

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).

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 767 $4,461,751.16 $3,627,169.48 $834,581.68
Last Updated: Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 02:00 (Updated daily)

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Related Links

Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Texas, FEMA-1730-DR (PDF 52KB)
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