Texas Hurricane Rita (DR-1606)

Incident period: September 23, 2005 to October 14, 2005
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 24, 2005

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

September 24, 2007
News Release
NEW ORLEANS, La.
September 20, 2007
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- On September 24, 2005, Hurricane Rita made landfall along the Texas coast as a powerful Category 3 storm. The devastating results across the region demanded a recovery process that continues two years after the powerful wind and rain event came ashore.
July 25, 2007
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $3,930,500.00 to the Texas Panhandle Regional Planning Commission (PRPC) to implement the FEMA Safe Room Rebate Program in 26 Panhandle counties. The 26 Panhandle counties eligible for the program include; Armstrong, Briscoe, Carson, Castro, Childress, Collingsworth, Dallam, Deaf Smith, Donley, Gray, Hall, Hansford, Hartley, Hemphill, Hutchinson, Lipscomb, Moore, Ochiltree, Oldham, Parmer, Potter, Randall, Roberts, Sherman, Swisher and Wheeler.
May 24, 2007
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- In recognition of the prolonged recovery from the effects of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently launched a sales program to sell travel trailers to eligible occupants.
May 22, 2007
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- For the millions of Americans who have physical, medical, or other disabilities, emergencies such as hurricanes, floods and tornadoes present a real challenge. The same challenge also applies to the elderly and other special needs populations.
May 16, 2007
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- Just weeks away from the start of hurricane season, officials with the Governor's Division of Emergency Management and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) remind business owners to take action beforehand to help minimize damage and lost productivity from storms. FEMA offers the following tips to business owners:

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