News Releases for Texas Hurricane Rita (DR-1606)

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Monday, September 24, 2007 - 00:00
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- Hurricane Rita struck less than a month after Katrina had devastated the Gulf Coast. At one point, Rita reached Category 5 strength before weakening to Category 3, making landfall...
Thursday, September 20, 2007 - 00:00
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...
Wednesday, July 25, 2007 - 00:00
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...
Thursday, May 24, 2007 - 00:00
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)...
Tuesday, May 22, 2007 - 00:00
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...
Wednesday, May 16, 2007 - 00:00
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...
Wednesday, May 9, 2007 - 00:00
BEAUMONT, Texas -- At the start of the fifth annual Texas Hurricane Conference hosted by the Governor?s Division of Emergency Management (GDEM), officials with the U.S. Department of Homeland...
Tuesday, May 1, 2007 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- Today marks the official countdown to the 2007 hurricane season (starting June 1) and officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) remind consumers there is...
Tuesday, May 1, 2007 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- Another active hurricane season is nearly upon us, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urges consumers to prepare now and protect their home and property against flood...
Thursday, April 26, 2007 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- In preparing for the upcoming hurricane season, federal officials urge coastal Texans to prepare their dwellings, too. "In 2005 Hurricane Rita caused large-scale destruction along...
Monday, April 23, 2007 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $1.4 million in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funding to the State of...
Thursday, April 19, 2007 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- The 2007 hurricane season starts in six weeks, and forecasters say this hurricane season could be nearly as destructive as 2005, the worst on record. The U.S. Department of Homeland...
Thursday, March 15, 2007 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- A new housing resource is available online to help individuals and families displaced by Hurricane Katrina. The Housing Portal website, operated by the U.S. Department of Homeland...
Wednesday, February 7, 2007 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $2,598,750 in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funding to the State of Texas...
Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- Individuals and families in Texas affected by Hurricane Rita have received more than $988 million in disaster assistance, including grants from the U. S. Department of Homeland...
Monday, January 29, 2007 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded $2.36 million to the State of Texas to reimburse the City of Houston for additional...
Wednesday, January 10, 2007 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded $6.28 million to the State of Texas to reimburse the City of Houston for disaster-...
Tuesday, January 9, 2007 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently obligated $5.1 million to further help the State of Texas recover from the effects of...
Tuesday, December 19, 2006 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- Thousands of people in north Beaumont will be the beneficiaries of a federal hazard mitigation grant considered among the largest the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has...
Monday, December 18, 2006 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- Families and individuals who suffered damage from Hurricane Rita have been approved to receive more than $986.5 million in disaster assistance, including grants from the U. S....

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