The fertilizer plant that exploded last in West last month, killing 14 people, injuring more than 200 others and causing tens of millions of dollars in damage to the surrounding area had only $1 million in liability coverage, lawyers said Saturday.
A Disaster Recovery Center has opened in West, Texas for homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of the fertilizer plant explosion.
Today residents in Denton are probably hearing the words, “This is a test. This is only a test.” The City of Denton is conducting a full-scale emergency drill.
More West residents returned to their homes Sunday night as officials opened additional sections of the neighborhood for the first time since the explosion.
At a news conference shortly before noon Thursday, Gov. Rick Perry announced he had requested an emergency declaration for McLennan County, where West is located.
The Justice Department has reached a $1.4 billion settlement with Transocean Ltd., the owner of the drilling rig that sank after an explosion killed 11 workers and spawned the massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Garland Mayor Ronald E. Jones has called an emergency meeting of the City Council to consider a disaster declaration related to the recent West Nile outbreak.
It’s been five days since tornadoes tore through Arlington, damaging more than 400 structures. The cleanup process is well underway –– but in the first weekend since the disaster, the social media-savvy Arlington Police Department took a phone out and documented the day’s volunteer work.
On Monday the American Red Cross is set to release its Year-End Disaster Summary Report for 2011 and don’t expect the news to be good.
Gov. Rick Perry says the White House has rejected his request for a federal disaster declaration for areas of Texas affected by wildfires.
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