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 17, 2010
News Release
LAREDO, Texas -- The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announce the opening of a mobile Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) Tuesday in Lubbock County for those affected by Hurricane Alex flooding. The mobile DRC in Lubbock County will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 21 and is located: Slaton ISD Board Room140 E. PanhandleSlaton, TX 79364
September 17, 2010
News Release
LAREDO, Texas -- Individual Assistance has been declared by President Obama for Lubbock County, according to officials with the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The deadline to register for assistance is Oct. 4 for Lubbock County residents who sustained damages resulting from Hurricane Alex and the flooding that followed.
September 17, 2010
News Release
LAREDO, Texas -- More than $8.3 million in state and federal grants and loans have been approved for Texans affected by Hurricane Alex in the six weeks since the presidential disaster declaration. Nearly 3,500 people have registered for assistance. “It is nice to see that people continue to register for assistance at a steady pace,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Brad Harris. “We are working swiftly so that each person who may qualify receives assistance promptly.”
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.
September 15, 2010
News Release
LAREDO, Texas -- Flood insurance, home elevation and other measures to protect homes from flooding and hurricanes are among top concerns South Texans are seeking information about when they talk to hazard mitigation specialists with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
September 15, 2010
News Release
LAREDO, Texas -- High ground does not guarantee that you are safe from floodwaters. But it does mean that you may be eligible for a low-cost Preferred Risk Policy (PRP) available through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The Preferred Risk Policy is available for as little as $119 a year for $20,000 of building coverage and $39 a year for $8,000 of contents coverage for a building without a basement.

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