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August 11, 2008
News Release
McALLEN, Texas -- Disaster recovery officials urge residents and businesses dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Dolly to be prepared and proactive in their disaster assistance process to help move along the possibility of obtaining state and federal disaster aid: Register Now:
August 9, 2008
Disaster Federal Register Notice
August 9, 2008
News Release
McALLEN, Texas -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today it is expanding disaster assistance to six Texas counties to help pay for repair, restoration, reconstruction or replacement of public facilities, roads and bridges, water facilities and other infrastructure damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Dolly. After further review of damages and assessments, Brooks, Cameron, Hidalgo, Kenedy, Starr and ?Willacy counties are now eligible for all categories of ?FEMA's Public Assistance.
August 8, 2008
News Release
McALLEN, Texas -- Local, state and federal recovery programs are moving quickly to help Texans in three counties in need of disaster assistance after Hurricane Dolly swept through sections of the state recently. Residents with disaster-related loss or damage in Cameron, Hildago and Willacy counties were declared eligible for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Individual Assistance programs under a presidential major disaster declaration.
August 7, 2008
News Release
McALLEN, Texas -- Two Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will open tomorrow, Friday, Aug. 8, to assist Cameron and Hidalgo County individuals, households and businesses affected by Hurricane Dolly, recovery officials have announced. The DRCs will open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and operate under those hours Monday through Saturday. They will be open from 1 to 7 p.m. on Sunday.
August 6, 2008
News Release
McALLEN, Texas -- It's extremely important for residents of areas struck by Hurricane Dolly to keep careful records of repairs made after the storm. This is necessary for possible reimbursement in the future, whether or not the applicant is making an insurance claim. It is also important for any possible tax relief. Officials from the Texas Governor's Division of Emergency Management (GDEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are working under the President"s July 24 disaster declaration to help individuals and communities recover from Hurricane Dolly.
August 5, 2008
News Release
McALLEN, Texas -- Disaster assistance dollars are already flowing to help the Rio Grande Valley recover from Hurricane Dolly. As of close of business Monday, nearly $2.7 million has been approved in federal/state disaster assistance for residents of Cameron, Hidalgo and Willacy counties.? The money is intended to assist in meeting the immediate housing needs and replace lost personal property. "We are beginning to see much needed help for Texans," said State Coordinating Officer Frank Cantu.
August 5, 2008
News Release
McALLEN, Texas -- The Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley Inc. is running out of food to distribute to the needy families in the areas damaged by Hurricane Dolly. This is a statewide appeal across Texas to help fellow Texans. If you have any of the items listed below to donate, please take them to your local America's Second Harvest Food Bank as soon as possible.  Member food banks stand ready to assist in time of disaster.  They have volunteers who will sort, pack and ship the donated food to the Rio Grande Valley. 
August 4, 2008
News Release
McALLEN, Texas ? Disaster Recovery Centers are available in Cameron, Hidalgo and Willacy Counties to help residents affected by Hurricane Dolly, but it isn't necessary to visit a center to apply for disaster assistance. The centers, operated by the Texas Governor's Division of Emergency Management (GDEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), are intended to help people who have already applied by calling the toll-free number or going online.?
August 4, 2008
News Release
McALLEN, Texas -- People who are not U.S. citizens-but who are in the United States legally-may still be eligible for disaster aid according to officials from the Texas Governor?s Division of Emergency Management (GDEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). "We don't want any residents who might be eligible to miss out on valuable disaster assistance that could help them get back on their feet," said Federal Coordinating Officer Sandy Coachman. "If disaster- affected Texans are in doubt, they should apply for assistance and FEMA will determine their eligibility."

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