News Releases for Texas Hurricane Rita (DR-1606)

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Thursday, May 4, 2006 - 00:00
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Imagine a hurricane has taken a sudden turn and is heading straight for your town. The forecasters and meteorologists had all said the dangerous storm would hit in another location...
Wednesday, May 3, 2006 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- The following is a list of informational Web sites for people with special needs preparing for this year's hurricane season: www.redcross.org/services/disaster/0,1082,0_603_,00.html...
Wednesday, May 3, 2006 - 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 3, 2006 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- If you or someone close to you has a disability or a special need, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency suggests considering the...
Wednesday, May 3, 2006 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- If you are an individual with a special need, you may require more detailed planning to prepare for the 2006 hurricane season. According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's...
Friday, April 28, 2006 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- A highly successful joint effort of cities and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to reach hurricane evacuees in 21 northern Texas...
Friday, April 28, 2006 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- Families and individuals who suffered damage from Hurricane Rita have been approved to receive more than $888.9 million in assistance from the U. S. Department of Homeland Security?s...
Wednesday, April 26, 2006 - 00:00
ORLANDO, Fla. ? Flooding is America's most common natural disaster. Even though hurricanes are the main cause of flooding in Florida, we must be prepared at all times. Officials from the State of...
Wednesday, April 26, 2006 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- As over 22,000 households transfer from emergency sheltering into longer term housing, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is...
Tuesday, April 25, 2006 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- When family life is disrupted by a natural disaster, children often feel vulnerable or frightened. Well thought out plans that involve them in pre-disaster and post-disaster...
Tuesday, April 25, 2006 - 00:00
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released flood recovery guidance documents for Jefferson, Orleans and St. Bernard...
Tuesday, April 25, 2006 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- When disaster strikes, you may have to leave your house and sleep somewhere else for a while. It's smart to put together your own Kid's Activity Survival Kit so they will have things...
Tuesday, April 25, 2006 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- Here are some hurricane preparedness tips for families: Tips on how to get in touch with each other if you're separated during a disaster: As a family, decide on a friend or...
Friday, April 21, 2006 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- Families and individuals who suffered damage from Hurricane Rita have been approved to receive more than $873.4 million in assistance from the U. S. Department of Homeland Security'...
Wednesday, April 19, 2006 - 00:00
ORLANDO, Fla. -- In the six months since Hurricane Wilma hit South Florida, more than $760 million in Public Assistance funds has been dispersed throughout communities affected by that storm,...
Wednesday, April 19, 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, April 18, 2006 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- In preparing for the upcoming hurricane season, federal officials urge coastal Texans to prepare their dwellings, too. "Hurricane Rita last year caused large-scale destruction...
Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- High winds and windblown debris can easily break unprotected windows and then enter your house where wind and debris can cause more damage. Protecting windows may help you avoid...
Friday, April 14, 2006 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- Families and individuals who suffered damage from Hurricane Rita have been approved to receive more than $866.7 million in assistance from the U. S. Department of Homeland Security'...
Thursday, April 13, 2006 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- With the 2006 hurricane season rapidly approaching, U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) advises Texans living along the Gulf Coast to...

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