How Texans Can Replace Lost or Damaged Documents
13 JAN 2016

Disasters such as floods and tornadoes commonly result in the loss of important documents. While it can seem like a daunting task, the good news for Texans is that many official papers and vital records are relatively easy to replace. Survivors of October’s severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding, who have registered and applied for federal disaster assistance, should keep their personal information updated with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) throughout the recovery process. Supplying copies of important documentation is a necessary part of r...

How Texans Can Volunteer & Donate Responsibly
13 JAN 2016

In the face of disaster, Texans have always come together with courage, compassion and unity to ask, “How can I help?” If you want to volunteer for disaster work, there are many tasks to do after a disaster— cleaning-up and rebuilding are two of the biggest. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) suggests that volunteering through a local voluntary organization may be the best way to find meaningful volunteer work after the disaster. Such organizations are often in the best position to know about opportunities for volunteers in the long and difficul...

FEMA DR-4245 Registration Deadline
07 JAN 2016

The Individual Assistance registration deadline for Texas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding (DR-4245), which occured between October 22, 2015 - October 31, 2015, is January 25th 2016 .   To register visit or call 800.621.3362 .     View in FEMA Multimedia Library ...

North Texas Storms & Tornados Disaster Proclamation Updated
04 JAN 2016

Wichita County has been added to the Emergency Disaster Proclamation issued by Governor Greg Abbott in response to the North Texas Storms & Tornados.  Please see below for the updated proclamation:     TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME: WHEREAS, GREG ABBOTT, Governor of Texas, issued an Emergency Disaster Proclamation on December 26, 2015, certifying that the severe winter weather and tornadic events that began on that date have caused a disaster in Collin, Dallas, Ellis and Rockwall Counties. WHEREAS, those same condi...

Update on North Texas Tornado Recovery
04 JAN 2016

  Severe winter weather and tornadic events caused substantial damage in North Texas on December 26th.  As a result, Governor Greg Abbott issued an Emergency Disaster Proclamation for Collin, Dallas, Ellis, Rockwall, and Wichita Counties (pdf).  Particularly hard-hit were the communities of Garland (EF-4 Tornado) and Rowlett (EF-3 Tornado) in Dallas County, and Glenn Heights in Dallas and Ellis Counties. If you would like to assist with recovery efforts in Garland and Rowlett, please visit: Dallas County Multi-Agenc...

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