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 4, 2010
News Release
LAREDO, Texas -- One month after a presidential declaration, more than $7 million in state and federal grants and loans is on the way to Texans affected by Hurricane Alex and the flooding that followed. More than 2,600 people have registered for assistance. "Our number one priority is to quickly deliver assistance to Hurricane Alex survivors," said Federal Coordinating Officer Brad Harris. "Our partners with the state of Texas and the Small Business Administration (SBA) are working to help us achieve that goal."
September 4, 2010
News Release
LAREDO, Texas -- Teams of hazard mitigation specialists with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be available at McCoy's Home Center in Mission beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Sept. 7. The teams will be available from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Saturday, Sept. 11. 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 3, 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) Tuesday and Wednesday in Cameron and Webb counties for those affected by Hurricane Alex flooding. The mobile DRC in Webb County will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 7 and is located: City Hall1701 Centeno LaneRio Bravo, TX 78043After Tuesday, the hours remain 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday.
September 2, 2010
News Release
LAREDO, Texas -- The Public Assistance (PA) process, targeting all categories of work for damages inflicted by Hurricane Alex and subsequent flooding in late June, is well underway in Texas. The PA declaration was amended today to include Calhoun County. The PA program is helping state and local governments as well as certain Private Nonprofits (PNPs) recover from the disaster.
September 2, 2010
News Release
LAREDO, Texas – Survivors of Hurricane Alex just have one month left to register for state and federal disaster assistance. Monday, Oct. 4, is the last day to begin the assistance process by contacting the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). It is also the deadline to return any loan applications to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
September 2, 2010
News Release
LAREDO, Texas – Texans who have received notice from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that they are ineligible for disaster assistance following Hurricane Alex and the flooding that followed may be able to use additional records to turn that “no” into a “yes.” “Every applicant has the right to appeal a decision,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Brad Harris. “In fact, applicants can appeal any FEMA decision. When you do so, you are asking us to review your case again, and we will gladly do that.”

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