Release Date:  June 21, 2001

NOTICE:  NOT-OD-01-043

National Institutes of Health

The National Institutes of Health wishes to inform institutions in the 
Houston area who suffered damage or destruction to facilities, 
equipment, and/or supplies as a result of Tropical Storm Allison, of 
the procedure to follow to seek assistance to repair the damage.  The 
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is working with the Texas 
Division of Emergency Management’s (DEM), State Public Assistance 
Office to provide support and assistance to public and private non-
profit organizations.  Requests must be submitted by organizational 
officials (not individual investigators) following the instructions 
that will be provided by the Texas State Public Assistance Office 
Public and private non-profit institutions are advised to contact: 

Mr. Ben Patterson
State Public Assistance Officer
(832) 513-4102

Mr. Richard Boltz
State Coordinating Officer 
(832) 513-4123

The main switchboard for the Disaster Field Office is (832) 513-4000

For-profit institutions are advised to contact FEMA at 1 (800) 462-9029.

Also, individuals who have already notified NIH staff of their damages 
are urged to make sure their institutional officials have initiated 
contact with the State and/or the Federal Emergency Management Agency, 
as appropriate.

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