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Texas Hurricane Dolly (DR-1780)

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Incident period: July 22, 2008 to August 01, 2008
Major Disaster Declaration declared on July 24, 2008


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.

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 13,407 $34,872,816.05 $29,357,731.40 $5,515,084.65
Last Updated: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 02:15 (Updated daily)

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $69,624,745.68 $41,752,166.88 $25,474,224.80
Last Updated: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 08:25 (Updated daily)

Related Links

How to Apply for Assistance

» Apply Online
» Call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) / 1-800-462-7585 (TTY)

» What is Disaster Assistance
» Individual Assistance
» Hazard Mitigation

Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Texas, FEMA-1780-DR (PDF 37KB)