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 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
September 27, 2010
News Release
LAREDO, Texas -- The Oct. 1 deadline is quickly approaching for state and local agencies and certain private nonprofits in Calhoun County that may be eligible for federal disaster assistance to submit a Request for Public Assistance (RPA) form to the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM).
September 24, 2010
News Release
LAREDO, Texas -- Texans received more than $8.8 million in state and federal grants and loans since the federal declaration for Hurricane Alex Aug. 3. Nearly 4,000 people have registered for assistance. "We are pleased that people continue to register, especially since the deadline is drawing near," said Federal Coordinating Officer Brad Harris. "And, if you haven't registered for assistance, you have just over a week to do so."
September 24, 2010
News Release
LAREDO, Texas – Teams of hazard mitigation specialists with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be available in Laredo, beginning Sept.27. The team will be located:Leyendecker Lumber303 Flecha LaneLaredo, TX 78045The hours will 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 27 and Tuesday, Sept. 28. The aim of the teams is to provide information and answer questions residents may have about protecting their homes from future disaster damage as well as building or rebuilding their homes safer and stronger.
September 23, 2010
News Release
LAREDO, Texas -- The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is accepting applications in Lubbock County for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) as a result of the Presidential Disaster Declaration (FEMA 1931-DR) for workers who lost their jobs and self-employed individuals who have been unable to work due to Hurricane Alex starting June 30, 2010. Continued rain and flooding after Hurricane Alex have resulted in disaster unemployment assistance for workers in Lubbock County. Applications for DUA must be submitted by Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010.
September 23, 2010
News Release
LAREDO, Texas -- One-fourth of all businesses that close because of a disaster never reopen, according to the Institute for Business and Home Safety. But businesses that have a disaster preparedness plan - and implement it - typically have less damage, loss and downtime than those that do not.

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