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Texas Floods

Severe storms and flooding devastated areas in Texas from for the second time in 2015 from October 22 to 31, 2015

For DR 4245, the October flooding, Individual and Household Assistance is available to those in Bastrop, Brazoria, Caldwell , Cameron, Comal, Galveston, Guadalupe, Hardin, Harris, Hays, Hidalgo, Liberty, Navarro, Travis, Willacy and Wilson Counties. 

Disaster Legal Services has been implemented for this flooding in Texas.  The hotline number below applies to this activation. It is provided through FEMA under 44 CFR 206.164

Note:  THE FEMA APPLICATION DEADLINE IS NOW JANUARY 25, 2016.  Apply to FEMA to trigger the SBA Disaster loan process. THE SBA APPLICATION DEADLINE IS ALSO JANUARY 25, 2016.  

Key resources for those affected by the flooding:

Residents and businesses affected by the October flooding can apply for government disaster relief benefits online at http://www.disasterassistance.gov. 

THE DEADLINE TO APPLY TO FEMA IS JANUARY 25, 2016.  YOU MUST PUT IN YOUR SBA APPLICATION BY JANUARY 25, 2016 TO RECEIVE ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCE. 

Individuals, including those who use 711 relay or VRS, can call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) while those who use TTY can call 1-800-462-7585. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. EDT seven days a week until further notice.

Another option is to register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov  or via web-enabled phone or tablet at m.fema.gov.

  • If you need to appeal a FEMA denial on your own, please see here to get an interactive form to appeal and letter requesting a copy of your file.
  • You can also find resources on this site under For People Who Need Help.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest on the News page.

 

Other helpful resources to help address legal needs resulting from this disaster:

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