Emergency Services / Fire Marshal

May 2015 Severe Weather and Flooding Disaster

The purpose of this page is to assist Denton County residents and businesses stay informed about the May 2015 Severe Weather and Flooding Disaster. Emergency Services continues to work with all players to ensure a quick and thorough recovery from this incident. We hope to provide you with information as it becomes available through this page and request you contact us with questions.


 07/16/2015 Disaster Recovery Center to Open in Denton County for Texas Flood Survivors see News Release here: News Release for DRC  acrobat icon
Locations and Dates Set for FEMA Individual Assistance Centers

Monday 7/6 through Wednesday 7/8 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sanger Community Center
101 Freese (Austin and Freese)
Sanger, TX 76266

Thursday 7/9 and Friday 7/10 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday 7/11 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Krum City Hall Council Chambers
146 W. McCart Street
Krum, TX 76249-5552

No appointment is necessary. This is for residents and businesses affected by the May 4th through June 19th events. If you would like to speak with FEMA staff or need assistance in registering for Individual Assistance, please visit on one of the above dates and times. Alternatively, you may register for assistance via DisasterAssistance.gov from your personal computer or mobile device. Multi-lingual operators are available to assist by calling 1 (800) 621-3362. TTY: 1 (800) 462-7585 and Video Relay Service: 1 (800) 621-3362.

Please have the following information available:
  • Your address with zip code
  • Directions to your property
  • Condition of your damaged home
  • Insurance information, if available
  • Social Security Number
  • Phone number where you can be contacted
  • Address where you get mail
  • Bank account information (Disaster assistance funds can be sent via Direct Deposit.)
  • If you have a FEMA Registration Number and wish to visit during one of the times listed above please bring a copy of all documentation and the number.
06/22/2015  The Applicant Briefing was conducted to meet with municipalities, special utility districts, and non-profits to provide important information about documentation and the upcoming process of obtaining assistance. Download the following file and unzip to your computer for access to the helpful resources and forms needed to apply for Public Assistance: Applicant_Briefing_DR-4223-TX.zip  
Denton County became eligible for Public Assistance on June 10, 2015. Emergency Services will continue working with eligible jurisdictions to complete the process of recovering from this disaster. If you are a Denton County jurisdiction or special utility district, contact us and send your information to either Mark Wilkins or Eric Gildersleeve.

Denton County became eligible for disaster assistance on June 6, 2015 according to a FEMA News Release. Disaster assistance for homeowners and renters may include grants to help pay for rent, temporary housing and home repairs, as well as other serious disaster-related needs, such as medical and dental expenses or funeral and burial costs.

Low interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) also are available. SBA helps businesses of all sizes, private non-profit organizations, homeowners and renters fund repairs or rebuilding efforts and cover the cost of replacing lost or disaster-damaged personal property. 

Texans who had storm damage should register with FEMA even if they have insurance. Residents and business owners should apply right away with SBA as part of the overall federal disaster recover process, and not wait for insurance claims to settle. People can apply for FEMA assistance online at www.disasterassistance.gov or via smartphone or web-enabled devices at m.fema.gov. Applicants may also call 1 (800) 621-3362 or (TTY) 1 (800) 462-7585 from 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM (CT). Multilingual operators are available.

 06/04/2015 Emergency Services staff have met with FEMA and State Recovery personnel to qualify for Public Assistance. Public Assistance provides funding to assist local government in the recovery process and to return roads, bridges, and public facilities to pre-disaster condition.
 05/29/2015 Major Disaster Declaration number 4223 issued for Texas Severe Storms, Tornados, Straight-Line Winds, and Flooding www.fema.gov/disaster/4223
 05/10/2015 County Judge Mary Horn signs Denton County Local Disaster Declaration acrobat icon

Important Links:

CodeRED Emergency Notifications


North Central Texas Safe Room Rebate Program