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RGVAlex RGVAlex is a page created by Rio Grande Valley public information officers to keep Rio Grande Valley residents updated on storm updates and preparations.

It's Hurricane Preparedness Week! RGVAlex fans - Please click on the link below to "LIKE" the RGVDisasterCenter - a regi...
05/23/2011
RGVDisasterCenter

It's Hurricane Preparedness Week! RGVAlex fans - Please click on the link below to "LIKE" the RGVDisasterCenter - a regional communications tool for RGV-wide disaster information & resources.

RGVDisasterCenter is a page created by Rio Grande Valley public information officers to keep Rio Grande Valley residents updated on storm updates, preparations, response and recovery.

04/07/2011

Please "LIKE" the RGVDisasterCenter page to remain up-to-date and informed in preparation for the upcoming hurricane season. #rgv

03/12/2011

RGVAlex fans, stay up to date on relevant and important information in the event of public health or safety emergencies. Please move over and "Like" the Rio Grande Valley's Joint Information Center RGVDisasterCenter !

02/01/2011

Follow Hidalgo County for the latest preparedness info!

10/04/2010

Today (Oct. 4) is the FEMA registration deadline for homeowners, renters and business owners who have damages from Hurricane Alex and live in Cameron County, Hidalgo County or Starr County. The toll-free phone number to register is 1-800-621-3362.

FEMA Best Practices Mention: Hidalgo County 's Emergency Levee Repair in Penitas Kept Citizens Safe from the Raging Rio ...
09/30/2010
FEMA: Mitigation Best Practices Portfolio

FEMA Best Practices Mention: Hidalgo County 's Emergency Levee Repair in Penitas Kept Citizens Safe from the Raging Rio Grande River in July 2010.

Federal and local agencies worked against the clock to keep the citizens of Hidalgo County safe from the raging Rio Grande River in July 2010. The residents of the small town of Peñitas had no idea they were so close to danger. When Tony Pena, Hidalgo County emergency manager, got the call that ther...

FEMA: Extra Funds Available To Some Flood Insurance Policyholders
09/21/2010
FEMA: Extra Funds Available To Some Flood Insurance Policyholders

FEMA: Extra Funds Available To Some Flood Insurance Policyholders

LAREDO, Texas -- Flood insurance policyholders whose structures were damaged by Hurricane Alex and the subsequent flooding may be eligible for up to $30,000 in coverage in addition to their claims for damages. Property owners can use the extra money to make their homes or businesses safe from future...

09/15/2010

Hey RGVAlex fans, all new information about #Karl is posted up on RGVDisasterCenter, the one-stop-shop for all disaster news in the #rgv. Migrate on over please! Can't find it? It's listed under RGVAlex's favorite pages. Our direct url is www.facebook.com/RGVDisasterCenter

Alamoand Progreso residents affected by Hurricane Alex and Rio GrandeFlooding can get help from a mobile FEMA Disaster R...
09/13/2010
FEMA: Alamo And Progreso To Host FEMA/State Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers

Alamo
and Progreso residents affected by Hurricane Alex and Rio Grande
Flooding can get help from a mobile FEMA Disaster Recovery Center.
The mobile DRC in Alamo will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday through Saturday,Sept. 16-18, and will be located:

Hidalgo County Pct. 2 Multipurpose Center1429 S. Tower RoadAlamo, TX 78516

The mobile DRC in Progreso will be open from noon to 6 p.m., Friday
and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 17-18, and will be located:

Progreso Family Community Center510 N. FM 1015Progreso, TX 78579

LAREDO, Texas –- The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announce the opening of mobile Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs). The mobile DRCs will open in Alamo on Thursday, Sept. 16, and in Progreso on Friday, Sept. 17, for those affected by ...

09/10/2010

Mobile Disaster Recovery Center Coming To La Joya on 9/13/2010

09/08/2010

FROM CAMERON COUNTY: FEMA's Mobile Disaster Recovery Center will be located at the Cameron County Harlingen Annex (3302 Wilson Road, Harlingen) for the next four days, starting today.

Operational hours: Wed (8th) thru Fri (10th) from 10 AM to 6 PM; Sat (11th) from 10 AM to 4 PM.

09/07/2010

Appealing an Ineligibility Letter May Turn 'No' to 'Yes'

09/07/2010

Hazard mitigation specialists with the Federal Emergency
Management Agency (FEMA) will be available at McCoy's Home Center in
Mission beginning Sept. 7.
The teams will be available from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Saturday, Sept. 11.
Their aim is to answer questions residents
may have about protecting their homes from future disaster damage as
well as building or rebuilding their homes safer and stronger.

Survivors of Hurricane Alex just have one month left to register for state and federal disaster assistance.Monday, Oct. ...
09/07/2010
FEMA: One Month Left To Register For Hurricane Alex Survivors

Survivors of Hurricane Alex just have one month left to register for state and federal disaster assistance.
Monday, Oct. 4, is the last day to begin the
assistance process by contacting the Federal Emergency Management
Agency (FEMA). It is also the deadline to return any loan applications
to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

LAREDO, Texas – Survivors of Hurricane Alex just have one month left to register for state and federal disaster assistance.

"RGVDisasterCenter" has been created to share information concerning disasters that affect the Rio Grande Valley. Tropic...
09/07/2010
RGVDisasterCenter

"RGVDisasterCenter" has been created to share information concerning disasters that affect the Rio Grande Valley. Tropical Storm Hermine will be the current focus.

"RGVAlex" will remain operational as it relates to Hurricane Alex & TD2. Click on the link below to become a fan of "RGVDisasterCenter"

RGVDisasterCenter is a page created by Rio Grande Valley public information officers to keep Rio Grande Valley residents updated on storm updates, preparations, response and recovery.

Disaster Recovery Centers
09/02/2010

Disaster Recovery Centers

09/02/2010

FROM CAMERON COUNTY: On Saturday, FEMA's mobile Disaster Recovery Center will open in Port Isabel (505 HWY 100; Benny Ochoa Building) between 10 am & 4 pm. Sunday, it will open between 1 pm & 5 pm; Monday it will be closed for Labor Day, and Tuesday, it will open between 10 am & 6 pm.

09/01/2010

FEMA reports that in Hidalgo County alone, applicants have received more than $1.7 million in housing assistance grants and more than $325,000 in other-than housing federal financial assistance as of Aug. 31. Apply today (fema.gov) or 1-800-621-FEMA.

Long-term Recovery Efforts are Making Progress to Help Flood Survivors.
09/01/2010
Hidalgo County, TX - Official Website

Long-term Recovery Efforts are Making Progress to Help Flood Survivors.

Edinburg – Long-term disaster recovery efforts continue in Hidalgo County with various governmental and non-profit entities providing flood survivors with basic immediate needs, housing repair grants, case management, and other types of federal assistance. Registering with FEMA remains the most impo...

08/31/2010

FROM CAMERON COUNTY: FEMA to open its Mobile Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) today in Brownsville.

Scheduled to open at the Cameron County Cameron Park Centro Cultural Center(2100 Gregory Ave), the Mobile DRC will be open between 10 am to 6 pm from Tuesday, August 31 to Friday, September 3.

It will then move to Port Isabel for four days and finally wrap up in Harlingen for four more days.

08/31/2010

Road Conditions 8/31/10

08/27/2010

Rio Relief Drive Extended by Two Weeks! Please help those in need!

Four tips to play it smart with your FEMA disaster assistance payment:
08/26/2010
FEMA: Follow Four Smart Steps With Your Disaster Assistance Payment

Four tips to play it smart with your FEMA disaster assistance payment:

LAREDO, Texas -- Disaster assistance payments are bringing some vital financial help to many Texans rebuilding their lives after Hurricane Alex and the subsequent flooding. But those Individual Assistance monies come with some advice from state and federal officials: Play it smart with the funds.

Residents who have been affected by Hurricane Alex can register online for federal assistance:English-speaking: www.disa...
08/26/2010
DisasterAssistance.gov

Residents who have been affected by Hurricane Alex can register online for federal assistance:

English-speaking: www.disasterassistance.gov or www.fema.gov/assistance/index.shtm

Spanish-speaking: www.disasterassistance.gov/daip_es.portal or www.fema.gov/esp/asistencia/index.shtm

DisasterAssistance is a partnership of Federal agencies with a shared vision - to provide self-guided access for persons affected by a disaster to find and apply for government administered forms of assistance.

Rebuilding after the flood? Make sure you get the proper permits ...
08/25/2010
FEMA: Texans Urged To Get Permits Before Rebuilding

Rebuilding after the flood? Make sure you get the proper permits ...

LAREDO, Texas -- Before rebuilding, homeowners should make sure their local permits are in order. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) urge homeowners to get specific information from their local municipalities about any building permit...

08/25/2010

If Hurricane Alex damaged your property and you need to buy repair items, remember to:
1) Save receipts of every purchase you made to make your house safe, sanitary and secure. When inspectors check the damage, receipts will help determine losses. 2) Take photographs of damaged property before you replace it. Be
sure to show these to the inspectors. It could speed up a response to your disaster aid application.

Do you want to help? Please donate food and toiletries via the Rio Relief Drive. Hidalgo County has partnered with the S...
08/25/2010
Hidalgo County, TX - Official Website - Rio Relief Drive

Do you want to help? Please donate food and toiletries via the Rio Relief Drive. Hidalgo County has partnered with the Salvation Army to help flood victims. Taking donations at nine county locations (and adding more) until at least Aug. 31.

Rio Relief Drive

08/25/2010

FROM CAMERON COUNTY: FEMA Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will return to Cameron County to help residents affected by Hurricane Alex, starting on August 31, 2010--first in Brownsville then Port Isabel and finally Harlingen:

Brownsville-Tuesday, August 31 thru Friday, September 3
Port Isabel-Saturday, September 4 thru Tuesday, September 7
Harlingen-Wednesday, September 8 thru Saturday, September 11

08/24/2010

8/24/10 Road Conditions

08/23/2010
Texas Workforce Commission - Unemployment Benefits Services

Disaster Unemployment help is available for people who have been unable to work or lost their jobs due to Hurricane Alex and the flooding that followed. Apply by Sept. 7 by logging onto http://ui.texasworkforce.org or by calling a TWC Tele-Center Monday thru Friday, 8a - 5p CST at 1-800-939-6631.

Unemployment Benefits Services allows individuals to submit new applications for Unemployment Benefits, submit payment requests, get claim and payment information, and respond to work search log requests. Individuals with an existing claim can also update their address or phone number. Texas Workfor...

08/23/2010
Rio Rising ... Rio Recovery

Rio Rising ... Rio Recovery

Recovery resources at your fingertips for FEMA, various charities, etc. Being updated daily with new information.

08/23/2010
Relief Drive for Flood Victims

Relief Drive for Flood Victims

The county is collecting food and toiletry items for residents who were affected by Hurricane Alex and related Rio Grande River flooding.

08/23/2010

As of today, Valley Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) have new hours of operations:

Fixed & Mobile DRCs: Mondays--Fridays (10 AM through 6 PM)
Fixed & Mobile DRCs: Saturdays (10 AM through 4PM)
Fixed DRCs ONLY: Sundays (Closed)
Mobile DRCs ONLY: Sundays (1 PM through 5 PM)

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