Texas Explosion (EM-3363)

Incident period: April 17, 2013 to April 20, 2013
Emergency Declaration declared on April 19, 2013
Volunteers from the Ovilla United Methodist Church help remove debris from a home damaged by the explosion
Church volunteers help remove debris from Texas home
Meeting antendees register for FEMA help
Meeting antendees register for FEMA help
Texas explosion survivors apply for FEMA assistance
Texas explosion survivors apply for FEMA assistance
Explosion and fire damage Texas school
Explosion and fire damage Texas school
FEMA supports disaster survivors with on-the-spot registration
FEMA supports disaster survivors with on-the-spot registration

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

May 2, 2013
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas – Homeowners and renters who sustained property damage as a result of the recent fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas are urged to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), as they may be eligible for disaster assistance.The April 19 emergency disaster declaration for the state of Texas has been expanded to allow eligible individuals and households affected by the explosion in McLennan County access to Individual Assistance grants.
May 1, 2013
News Release
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that, in line with the request from the Governor of Texas, the emergency disaster declaration for the State of Texas, declared on April 19, 2013, has been expanded to allow individuals and households affected by the explosion in McLennan County, access to Individual Assistance grants. 
April 19, 2013
News Release
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama’s emergency declaration issued for Texas.Assistance for the State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:
April 19, 2013
News Release
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to Texas to supplement state and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from explosions beginning on April 17, 2013, and continuing.

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