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
August 19, 2008
McALLEN, Texas -- The state attorney general's office is ready to assist anyone who may be a victim of contractor fraud. Texas residents eager to move their recovery along following Hurricane Dolly will likely need one or more contractors to help them repair disaster damages or rebuild their homes and businesses. Those who experience difficulties with a contactor can call the Texas Attorney General's Office Complaint Hotline at 1-800-621-0508.
August 16, 2008
McALLEN, Texas -- Two more federal-state Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs)will open in Cameron County to assist individuals, households and businesses affected by Hurricane Dolly. The new DRCs will be located in La Feria and San Benito. Cameron County/Opens Today Suites at Sunchase 1004 Padre Blvd. South Padre Island TX 78597 Open Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. On Sunday: 1 to 7 p.m. (open until further notice) Cameron County/Opens Monday
August 15, 2008
McALLEN, Texas -- Two additional federal-state Disaster Recovery Centers will open in Cameron County to assist individuals, households and businesses affected by Hurricane Dolly. One center will open at 10 a.m. Saturday at Suites at Sunchase, 1004 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, TX 78597.? Hours will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday until further notice.
August 14, 2008
McALLEN, Texas -- Disaster applicants who have received a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loan applications should take the time to fill it out ? even if they don't want a loan or think they can't afford one. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Texas Governor's Division of Emergency Management (GDEM), when an applicant is referred to the SBA, a loan application has to be completed before additional assistance options can be considered.
August 13, 2008
McALLEN, Texas -- Homeowners, landlords and business owners are urged to check with local and county governments regarding permits before repairing or rebuilding a structure damaged by winds or flooding. There can be strict local requirements on how and where structures may be renovated. "Specific requirements are in place to assure there is a lessening or even a removal of potential for damage in future storms," said Federal Coordinating Officer Sandy Coachman of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
August 12, 2008
McALLEN, Texas ? A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open Wednesday, Aug. 13, in Sebastian to assist Willacy County individuals, households and businesses affected by Hurricane Dolly, recovery officials have announced. It will be located at the IRRA Community Building, formerly known as the Martin Cavazos Center for Education and Advancement, 3870 N. West Ave., Sebastian, Texas 78594. The DRC will operate from 1 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, and will remain open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. This DRC will close at the end of business Saturday.