Harris County Added to May Floods Declaration

Harris County has been added to the June 11th federal disaster declaration (DR-4272) that now includes 23 other Texas counties affected by severe weather May 26-June 24.  Counties included in DR-4272 are Austin, Bastrop, Brazoria, Brazos, Burleson, Eastland, Fayette, Fort Bend, Grimes, Harris, Hidalgo, Hood, Kleberg, Lee, Liberty, Montgomery, Palo Pinto, Parker, San Jacinto, Stephens, Travis, Tyler, Waller and Washington.

Individual Assistance (IA) provides affected residents and businesses with access to disaster housing, disaster grants, low-interest disaster loans, and other disaster aid programs including crisis counseling, disaster-related unemployment assistance, legal aid and assistance with income tax, Social Security and Veteran’s benefits.

Residents can apply for FEMA assistance online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or call 800-621-3362 toll free from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily until further notice. Multilingual operators are available.

The Texas Division of Emergency Management has posted information at https://www.txdps.state.tx.us/dem/ThreatAwareness/SevereWeatherMay2016.htm.

For more information on the May/June declaration at fema.gov/disaster/4272.

Extension for April Disaster

Texas Division of Emergency Management has announced that the incident period for the April declaration (DR-4269) is now April 17-30. Due to the updated incident period, there are 141 cases in all designated counties that have been moved from invalid to valid and will be processed. 

Applicants already registered with FEMA, who had additional damage between April 27-30, should call FEMA to receive an evaluation of whether they may be eligible for additional aid. The registration period for DR-4269 closed on June 24; therefore, it is yet to be determined whether the registration process will re-open.

Residents who tried to register online for April 27-30 damage, but were unable to do so, should register now by calling 800-621-3362 or online at www.disasterassistance.gov.  

DR-4269 information at http://www.fema.gov/disaster/4269.