Due 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.
FEMA 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.
Today 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.
Flood 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.
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.
MOORE, Okla. (AP) — The Civil Air Patrol normally aids in searches for lost and missing planes, but given Oklahoma’s unpredictable weather, the local agency is often pressed into disaster response. After the two tornadoes […]
The 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.
The Texas Baptist Men is sending a group of 60 volunteers to New York City to aid in the relief following Hurricane Sandy.
Romney 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.
As 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.