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 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.
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 22, 2010
News Release
LAREDO, Texas -- To err is human — especially during the stressful time following a disaster. But making a mistake during the registration process and not correcting it could prove costly on more than one level. The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) remind disaster aid applicants they should provide honest, accurate information when they register. Failure to do so could bring unwanted consequences.
September 22, 2010
News Release
LAREDO, Texas -- Teams of hazard mitigation specialists with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be available in three communities, Edinburg, Del Rio and Laredo, beginning Sept. 23. In Edinburg, the teams will be located:Lowe's Home Improvement2802 W. University Dr.Edinburg, TX 78539The hours will be 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 23 until Tuesday, Sept. 28
September 21, 2010
News Release
LAREDO, Texas -- Flood insurance policyholders whose structures were damaged by Hurricane Alex and the subsequent flooding may be eligible for up to $30,000 in coverage in addition to their claims for damages. Property owners can use the extra money to make their homes or businesses safe from future floods. The benefit is called Increased Cost of Compliance (ICC) coverage because it helps pay for the increased cost of complying with the building code. It is a part of most National Flood Insurance Program policies.
September 17, 2010
News Release
LAREDO, Texas -- Future storm damages are less likely to occur when the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) join forces and provide extra funding to mitigate public facilities so that they are better prepared to face and withstand impending disasters.

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