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 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 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."
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.?
July 31, 2008
News Release
McALLEN, Texas -- Homeowners, renters and business owners in three Texas counties who suffered damage or loss as a result of Hurricane Dolly now can register for federal and state disaster assistance. Individual Assistance was added for Cameron, Hidalgo and Willacy counties after a review of damage assessments, according to officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Texas Governor's Division of Emergency Management (GDEM).
July 24, 2008
News Release
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Bush's major disaster declaration issued for Texas. Assistance for the State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required: Payment of not less than 75 percent of the eligible costs for emergency measures taken to save lives and protect property and public health, limited to direct federal assistance.? (Source: EMA funded, state administered.)
July 24, 2008
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that federal disaster aid has been made available for Texas to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by Hurricane Dolly beginning on July 22, 2008, and continuing.

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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)
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