Texas Hurricane Alex (DR-1931)
Incident period: June 30, 2010 to August 14, 2010
Major Disaster Declaration declared on August 3, 2010
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
December 27, 2010
I have discussed FEMA’s commitment to helping Texans and Texas communities recover from the disaster. This week I want to address our role as it relates to the natural environment and its creatures. In the Alex recovery effort, one of our many environmental concerns is the plants and animals protected under the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA).One of our goals in the Hurricane Alex recovery effort is to avoid or minimize adverse impacts on the environment when we approve projects for federal funds or take any other action that might adversely affect our natural surroundings. More specifically, it is our duty under the ESA to avoid spending taxpayer dollars on rebuilding and other recovery projects that might jeopardize the existence of endangered or threatened species, or that might destroy or harm critical habitats.
October 4, 2010
LAREDO, Texas -- Before rebuilding, homeowners should make sure their local permits are in order. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) urge homeowners to get specific information from their local municipalities about any building permits that may be required as they begin the rebuilding process. This is especially important for residences located in Special Flood Hazard Areas, also known as regulatory floodplains.
October 4, 2010
LAREDO, Texas -- Texas citizens take care to limit legal gambling to specific locations. But every year, hundreds of residents throughout the state are taking a much more costly bet that they won’t be hit by floods. It’s a poor wager that many of them are going to lose, according to state and federal recovery officials overseeing recovery operations following the federally declared flood disasters in 20 Texas counties.
October 1, 2010
LAREDO, Texas -- Texans received more than $9.7 million in state and federal grants and loans since the federal declaration for Hurricane Alex Aug. 3. Nearly 4,500 people have registered for assistance. "We are pleased that so many Texans have registered for assistance," said Federal Coordinating Officer Brad Harris. "They need to stay in touch with us concerning any change to their situation to assure they receive the help that may be available to them."
September 30, 2010
Registering With County Offices, Voluntary Agencies Or 2-1-1 For Disaster Aid Does Not Register You With FEMA
LAREDO, Texas – It is important for survivors in Lubbock County to know that if they suffered damage and loss as a result of Hurricane Alex, and registered with county offices, a voluntary agency or 2-1-1 for assistance, they must still register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to receive federal assistance. Registering with voluntary agencies or with 2-1-1 does not automatically register Texans with FEMA. Monday, Oct. 4, is the registration deadline.
September 30, 2010
LAREDO, Texas -- The losses that come with disasters are usually measured in dollars. But often the losses that matter the most are the cherished items closest to individuals and families. What do you do about those invaluable possessions that have been damaged in a flood?