Texas Gets More Than $45M In Disaster Aid For Flood RecoveryA HUD statement says the community development block grant is meant to help people with the greatest level of unmet housing needs.
5 Additional Texas Counties Applicable For Federal Disaster AssistanceDue to the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding that has occurred in Texas over the last couple of months, the federal disaster declaration has been expanded to include Individual Assistance for five additional counties.
Will Dallas Receive Disaster Relief? FEMA Tours County MondayFEMA agents are coming to Dallas County again Monday as the area waits to hear if it's eligible for federal disaster aid amid the slew of storms and flooding last month. In order to qualify for federal aid, counties must have at least 25 severely damaged homes.
North Texas Counties Added To FEMA Disaster ReliefToday FEMA added 20 more counties -- including Johnson and Denton Counties -- to a disaster declaration for Texas after a swath of severe floods ravaged parts of the state and killed 28 Texans.
Sun Returns To Texas, Revealing A Lack Of PreparednessFlood damage across Texas shows a severe lack of preparedness -- The federal warning system designed to anticipate such catastrophic events did not accurately assess the danger this May.
Texas Group Bringing Hope & Help To Tornado Damaged TownsAn 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.
Civilian Airmen Used Differently After Okla. Tornadoes
Jimmie Johnson, NASCAR Giving To Storm ReliefThe NASCAR Sprint Cup points leader is joining with his Hendrick Motorsports team and primary sponsor Lowe's to donate to disaster relief and rebuilding efforts.
Texas Baptist Men Responding To Hurricane SandyThe Texas Baptist Men is sending a group of 60 volunteers to New York City to aid in the relief following Hurricane Sandy.
Opinion: Sandy Reminds Us Of The Need For FEMA And That Romney Would Shut It DownRomney was asked at a presidential debate whether FEMA should be shut down in light of the deficit. Romney replied that FEMA should "absolutely" be shut down. He was asked specifically if that included disaster relief. He replied that it was "immoral" to provide such relief in the face of "larger debts", emphasizing that "it makes no sense at all" to have such programs.
Opinion: As Hurricane Isaac Threatens The GOP Continues To PartyAs Hurricane Isaac threatens the Gulf again, we will see if Katrina and Isaac serve as bookends of GOP hostility to federal disaster relief. An odd stance for a party that claims to "choose life" while watching people die in natural disasters rather than provide an adequate response.