Texas Hurricane Dolly (DR-1780)

Incident period: July 22, 2008 to August 1, 2008
Major Disaster Declaration declared on July 24, 2008

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

October 3, 2008
News Release
McALLEN, Texas -- Since the presidential disaster declaration of July 24, more than $44 million has been approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help Texans recover from Hurricane Dolly.? The following provides a snapshot of the recovery effort to date:
September 16, 2008
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- While most media attention is focused on the aftermath of Hurricane Ike, it is important to note that those who suffered damage from Hurricane Dolly in July still have two weeks to register for FEMA aid and to submit a disaster loan application to the U.S. Small Business Administration to help them recover. The deadline for individual assistance is Tuesday, September 30.
September 9, 2008
News Release
McALLEN, Texas -- The two FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers in Hidalgo County and one in Cameron County will close at 6:00 p.m. today, Tuesday, September 9, as FEMA personnel from the Joint Field Office in McAllen are relocated to facilities in Austin to remove them from harm's way in the event of landfall by Hurricane Ike. FEMA personnel will continue to support the Dolly recovery from Austin.
September 3, 2008
News Release
McALLEN, Texas -- The closing of some Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) doesn't mean you can't continue to talk one-to-one with knowledgeable Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recovery specialists about your ongoing disaster-related needs. As the DRCs begin to close, stay in touch with FEMA by using the Helpline option at FEMA's toll-free registration line 800-621-FEMA (3362) or for the speech- and hearing-impaired TTY 800-462-7585. The Helpline is open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week.
September 3, 2008
News Release
McALLEN, Texas -- In the aftermath of Hurricane Dolly, state and federal officials are warning those who suffered property damage and other losses to guard their money and identity from falling into the hands of unscrupulous scam artists. Don't become a victim twice by allowing fraudulent contactors, telephone finagling and in-your-face scam artists to add to your losses. Here are some things to know about The Federal Emergency Mangement Agency 's disaster assistance programs.
August 29, 2008
News Release
McALLEN, Texas ?-- Nearly six weeks after Hurricane Dolly battered the Rio Grande Valley, more than $32 million has been approved to help those individuals, families, businesses and communities with infrastructure affected by the storm in the disaster declared counties.

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Texas, FEMA-1780-DR (PDF 37KB)
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