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 -- 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 17, 2010
News Release
LAREDO, Texas -- Teams of hazard mitigation specialists with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be available at Ace Hardware, 2101 U.S. Hwy. 83 in Zapata beginning at 7:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 20. The teams will be available from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 20-21. Their aim 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 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 15, 2010
News Release
LAREDO, Texas -- The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) supporting Hidalgo County in Edinburg will be open through Sept. 24 for those who received damage to their home from Hurricane Alex and the flooding that followed. The DRC in Edinburg will close at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24. The center in Edinburg is located: Courthouse Annex100 E. CanoEdinburg, TX 78539 Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday. The DRC will be closed Sunday.
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).

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