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Texas Group Bringing Hope & Help To Tornado Damaged Towns

An overwhelming feeling of loss from the devastation of deadly tornadoes was lessened somewhat by thousands of volunteers in Arkansas. Among those bringing hope was a North Texas disaster relief group.

CBSDFW.COM–04/29/2014

Valley Mills Fire Department personnel walk among the remains of an apartment complex next to the fertilizer plant that exploded  on April 17, 2013 in West, Texas. (credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Legal Expert: City of West’s Lawsuit “Difficult Case To Win”

The City of West has filed a lawsuit against the owner of the fertilizer company that exploded and its supplier, but an environmental law attorney says it will be a difficult case.

CBS 11–06/24/2013

The West Fertilizer Company, shown from the air, lies in ruins on April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. (credit: Getty Images)

City Of West Files Lawsuit Against West Fertilizer Company

The City of West has filed a lawsuit against the West Fertilizer Company late Friday afternoon, in the wake of the April 17 explosion that killed 15 people and injured 200.

CBS 11–06/21/2013

West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)

FEMA Denies Assistance To West After Deadly Explosion

The small city of West that was rocked by a powerful and deadly explosion is being jolted again: This time by FEMA.

06/12/2013

West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)

Requirements Vary For FEMA Disaster Assistance

The individual victims of the West explosion are getting help. But the announcement that FEMA has denied disaster money, to help rebuild infrastructure destroyed in April’s fertilizer plant explosion, directly affects the city’s request for help.

CBS 11–06/12/2013

Lancaster residents were allowed back in their homes Wednesday following Tuesday's tornado. (Jay Gormley/CBSDFW)

Lancaster Residents Return To Devastation And Despair

As the sun set over a the devastated neighborhood, residents found themselves picking through what little they had left after yesterday’s fierce tornado.

04/04/2012

The wall of smoke during the Bastrop County wildfire in September.

3 More Texas Counties Can Apply For FEMA Help

Three more Texas counties affected by last year’s wildfires can apply for disaster recovery aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

03/16/2012