If you were impacted by the May 25, 2024, tornado that hit Cooke and Denton County, please follow the guidelines below for the next steps for assistance. Please take the appropriate steps to receive assistance via the State or Federal resources. Remember to contact your insurance agency first.


Submit a FEMA Application:


Denton County Residents:

Multi-Agency Resource Center & Disaster Recovery Center:

Denton County residents affected by the tornados will be connected to FEMA, Denton County Emergency Management, and Denton County VOAD resources.

Butterfield Elementary - 291 Indian Lane, Sanger, TX

The MARC center will be open:

Friday, June 7, 7 am - 7 pm

Saturday, June 8, 7 am - 7 pm

Sunday, June 9, 1 pm - 6 pm

The DRC (operated by FEMA) will remain open from 7 am - 7 pm thru June.


Disaster Unemployment Assistance

Workers and self-employed individuals in the designated counties who have been unable to work due to damage sustained from the severe weather may be eligible for DUA benefits. Individuals can apply for benefits online through Unemployment Benefit Services or by calling TWC at (800) 939-6631 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Individuals should specify that their applications are related to the damage caused by severe weather. Applications for DUA benefits under this declaration must be submitted by July 16, 2024.

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Submit an iSTAT Damage Survey:

  • Fill out the survey at This is voluntary, not a substitute for filing with your insurance, and does not guarantee assistance.


Shelter Resources:

  • Salvation Army Denton: 1508 E McKinney St, Denton, TX 76209, 940-566-3800
  • Our Daily Bread: 909 N Loop 288, Denton, TX 76209, 940-566-1308


Other Community Resources:

  • Hair washes: JCPenney salon at Golden Triangle Mall. Call 940-566-6086.
  • Animal care: Animal Hospital on Milam Rd. Call 940-291-2687.
  • Loose pets: All American Dogs Shelter. Call 972-382-3647.
  • Food, water, and hygiene products: Sanger Crisis Center, 100 N 5th St.
  • Tornado Victim Case Management: Giving Grace. Call 940-382-0609 or