News Releases for Texas Hurricane Rita (DR-1606)

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Monday, December 11, 2006 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- According to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), residential fires preceding and following the holiday season are typically more severe as residents fill the home with decorations...
Friday, November 17, 2006 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- Families and individuals who suffered damage from Hurricane Rita have been approved to receive more than $984.63 million in disaster assistance, including grants from the U. S....
Friday, November 3, 2006 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- Families and individuals who suffered damage from Hurricane Rita have been approved to receive more than $984.02 million in disaster assistance, including grants from the U. S....
Thursday, November 2, 2006 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal disaster aid in the form of Public Assistance has been made...
Tuesday, October 31, 2006 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- Disaster survivors occupying travel trailers from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are reminded that these temporary homes are...
Wednesday, October 25, 2006 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- The rainy season has begun and some properties have already experienced flooding. In any natural disaster, residents and visitors are well-advised to follow the instructions of local...
Friday, October 20, 2006 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- Families and individuals who suffered damage from Hurricane Rita have been approved to receive more than $982.1 million in disaster assistance, including grants from the U. S....
Friday, September 29, 2006 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $3 million in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funding to the State of Texas...
Thursday, September 21, 2006 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- About 12,500 evacuee households in Houston and another 3,700 evacuee families living in other Texas cities will soon be notified by their landlords that their Federal Emergency...
Wednesday, September 20, 2006 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- Some hurricane disaster aid recipients have expressed concerns that their state and federal grants might cause them to lose U.S. Social Security Administration benefits, pay...
Wednesday, September 20, 2006 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- Hurricane Rita was the number one disaster in Texas in 2005, making landfall as a Category 3 hurricane along the Texas coast on Sept. 24. With an immediate presidential disaster...
Tuesday, September 19, 2006 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- National and local voluntary agencies are cornerstones of emergency relief and support during and after any federal disaster because of their experience. Services are usually...
Tuesday, September 19, 2006 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) role in a disaster is to provide financial assistance to individual disaster victims and public agencies to give them a head start in...
Tuesday, September 19, 2006 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- Hurricane Rita began as a tropical disturbance east of the Turks and Caicos Islands on the evening of Sept. 17, 2005. As it moved west through the Caicos, it strengthened into a...
Tuesday, September 19, 2006 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- Throughout the Hurricane Rita disaster response and recovery effort, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has reached out to non-English speaking populations with information in...
Friday, September 8, 2006 - 00:00
*/ AUSTIN, Texas -- Hurricane Rita made landfall on Sept. 24, 2005, at Sabine Pass, wiping out most of the town and doing extensive damage throughout southeast Texas. The Federal Emergency...
Friday, September 8, 2006 - 00:00
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Florida policyholders of the National Flood Insurance Program received more than $860 million in payments for Hurricane Ivan claims since the storm crashed ashore, the U.S....
Wednesday, September 6, 2006 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- Evacuee households currently receiving rental assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) shelter programs must provide the necessary paperwork to recertify for...
Friday, September 1, 2006 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- Families and individuals who suffered damage from Hurricane Rita have been approved to receive more than $973.2 million in disaster assistance, including grants from the U. S....
Wednesday, August 30, 2006 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will end its emergency sheltering and interim housing program for most recipients on Thursday, Aug. 31, recapping a successful year of...

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