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 10, 2010
News Release
LAREDO, Texas – It’s an unpleasant fact that disasters sometimes bring out scam artists, price gougers and other unsavory figures. State and federal recovery officials overseeing recovery efforts from Hurricane Alex are cautioning survivors to be on the lookout for confidence artists posing as reputable contractors.
September 9, 2010
News Release
LAREDO, Texas -- The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announce the opening of mobile Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs). The mobile DRCs will open Saturday, Sept. 11, in Zapata County and Monday, Sept. 13, in Jim Hogg County for those affected by Hurricane Alex and subsequent flooding.
September 9, 2010
News Release
LAREDO, Texas -- When family life is disrupted by a natural disaster, children often feel vulnerable or just plain scared. Well-thought-out plans that involve them in pre-disaster and post-disaster activities can help calm their fears. The Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA's) web site, "Ready Kids," is designed for children; it has fun quizzes and games. At the same time, the site helps families prepare for a disaster.
September 8, 2010
News Release
LAREDO, Texas -- The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is sponsoring a campaign to educate consumers about floods and flood insurance.  The nationwide FloodSmart consumer campaign seeks to educate homeowners on protecting their homes and property from flooding, and on the need to understand that homeowners insurance will not cover damage from floods.
September 8, 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) in Hidalgo County. The mobile DRC will open at noon on Monday, Sept. 13 in La Joya for those affected by Hurricane Alex and subsequent flooding. The center will close at 6 p.m. The mobile DRC will be located: La Joya Housing Authority945 S. Leo Ave.La Joya, TX 78560The center will only be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.
September 7, 2010
News Release
LAREDO, Texas -- Got a few minutes?  Then you have time to register for federal disaster assistance if you sustained damage from Hurricane Alex.But those who haven't applied for federal grants and low-interest loans have only a month to do so. The deadline is Monday, Oct. 4, 2010.“It's vital that survivors of Hurricane Alex register for assistance before time runs out,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Brad Harris. “Help is still available, and it only takes a few minutes to apply. But to benefit, you must register.”

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