AUSTIN, Texas – Federal dollars are flowing into Texas communities recovering from the May 4 through June 22 storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and floods.
To date, more than $306 million in federal grants, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) low-interest disaster loans, and National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) claims have been approved and/or paid to Texans.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), partners in the state’s recovery, provide the following summary of disaster assistance efforts as of close of business July 29:
$202.7 million NFIP claims paid to Texans.$57.7 million SBA low-interest disaster loans.$45.8 million Housing, Other Needs grants.31,034 FEMA Registrations.24,534 Home inspections completed.48,223 Survivor visits by Disaster Survivor Assistance teams.11,266 Twitter followers on FEMA Region 6 site.7,787 Visits to Disaster Recovery Centers (fixed and mobile).5,000 Volunteers contributed 52,000 hours to disaster recovery activities.4,650 National Flood Insurance Program claims closed to date.3,941 Calls to date by Texans to the National Flood Insurance Center hotline.795 Number of federal workers in Texas assisting with disaster recovery.264 Billboard and outdoor electronic signs displaying FEMA information.91 Total number of counties designated for Public Assistance.47 Total number of counties designated for Individual Assistance.24 Mobile Registration Intake and Mobile Disaster Recovery centers opened during disaster.18 Disaster Recovery Centers (fixed) opened during disaster.
The deadline to register with FEMA is Aug. 27. To register for assistance, Texans can apply online at www.disasterassistance.gov. or by calling 800-621-3362, (TTY) 800-462-7585 for the speech and hearing-impaired. Both numbers are available from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time daily, until further notice. More information is available online at www.fema.gov or at www.txdps.state.tx.us/dem.