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

September 30, 2010
News Release
LAREDO, Texas -- Hurricane Alex survivors have only until Monday, Oct. 4, to register for federal and state grants or turn in their applications for low-interest disaster loans. Officials with the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urge homeowners, renters and business owners to take one last look at their property for uninsured damages that may have been caused by the storms.
September 30, 2010
News Release
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 29, 2010
News Release
LAREDO, Texas -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) mobile Disaster Recovery Center in Slaton will transition to a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) on Monday, Oct. 4. The SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center will be at the same location in Slaton and will close at 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 7. The hours for the SBA DLOC are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday. The SBA DLOC in Lubbock County is located at:Slaton County ISD Board Room140 E. PanhandleSlaton, TX 79364
September 29, 2010
News Release
LAREDO, Texas -- The figures are remarkable. Since 1978, Texas residents with flood insurance have received about $5.4 billion in loss payments. In the last fiscal year alone, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) paid out 5,424 claims to state policyholders, for structures, to the tune of more than $168 million. And this year, water-logged state residents with and without flood insurance are faced with a new set of rebuilding and repairing costs after the severe storms and flooding.
September 28, 2010
News Release
LAREDO, Texas -- Lubbock County survivors who suffered damages or losses from Hurricane Alex and received a loan application from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are urged to complete and return the application according to disaster officials with the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Doing so will ensure the applicants are considered for the full range of disaster assistance that may be available to them.  There is no cost to apply.
September 28, 2010
News Release
LAREDO, Texas -- Teams of hazard mitigation specialists with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be available in two communities, Harlingen and Weslaco, beginning Sept. 30. In Harlingen, the team will be located at: Home Depot4710 S. Expressway 83Harlingen, TX 78552The hours will 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 30 through Monday, Oct. 4. In Weslaco, the team will be located at: Home Depot1500 W. Expressway 83Weslaco, TX 78596

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