Latest Information Announced For Nine Counties Affected By Tropical Storm Fay

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Release date: 
October 3, 2002
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San Antonio, TX -- State and Federal Officials announce the latest information on the nine declared counties affected by Tropical Storm Fay:

  • Registrations for disaster assistance number more than 2,000 and officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have inspected more than 600 residences. State and federal officials say there is currently an estimated turnaround time of two days from the date an application is processed to the actual inspection date.

  • Approved eligible amounts for disaster housing assistance in the entire nine county area total more than $900,000 and Disaster Housings checks have been issued for more than $700,000. Disaster Housing Checks are issued to individuals whose property was damaged by Tropical Storm Fay, or who have incurred housing expenses as a result of the storm.

  • Three Disaster Recovery Centers are open to assist those seeking help. The centers are located at Swinney Switch in Live Oak County, at Sweeny in Brazoria County and at Robstown in Nueces County. The hours of operation for each center are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

  • Crisis counselors for anyone suffering from emotional stress are available at each Disaster Recovery Center (DRC), and contact information for regional Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation centers can also be obtained.

  • U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has issued more than 800 applications for homes and businesses. A representative from SBA is available at each Disaster Recovery Center to answer questions.

  • Voluntary agencies have long-term recovery teams in place in Live Oak, Corpus Christi and San Patricio. These teams assist with the unmet needs of those who live in the nine counties affected by Tropical Storm Fay.

  • Individuals may register for disaster assistance by calling a toll-free registration line at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362), or TTY 1-800-462-7585 for the speech or hearing impaired. The registration lines are open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week until further notice.
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July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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