News Releases for Texas Hurricane Rita (DR-1606)

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Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- Hurricane Rita began as a tropical disturbance east of the Turks and Caicos Islands on evening of the Sept. 17, 2005. As it moved west through the Caicos, it strengthened into a...
Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has become synonymous with disaster response; however, it is important to remember that FEMA is...
Thursday, March 23, 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...
Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- As the six-month anniversary of Hurricane Rita approaches, some disaster survivors may feel immobilized in their recovery process or unconnected with the community they are living in...
Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- The distinctive red knit shirts with the "castle" emblem were a welcome sight in communities throughout southeast Texas following Hurricane Rita's landfall Sept. 24, 2005. The shirts...
Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- "FEMA has done everything they said they would." That is Heather Theobideaux, a resident of Orange , Texas , and a victim of Hurricane Rita. Her mobile home was destroyed by a tree...
Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- "I love the FEMA people. Senior citizens are mostly ignored, but the FEMA people have been wonderful," said Hurricane Rita survivor Billy Singleton. Singleton and her friend,...
Wednesday, March 22, 2006 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- As the new director for Region VI Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), I want to assure you that I am not new to Texas , to the emergency management field, nor, indeed, to the...
Wednesday, March 22, 2006 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has a training facility where disaster personnel from agencies all over the U.S. can hone...
Tuesday, March 21, 2006 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- Since Hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated much of the Gulf region last summer, some 195,000 evacuees found their way to hotels, motels and rental units across the State of Texas...
Tuesday, March 21, 2006 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- Individuals, families and businesses may be eligible for federal assistance if they live, own a business, or work in a county declared a Major Disaster Area, incur sufficient...
Friday, March 17, 2006 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- Families and individuals who suffered damage from Hurricane Rita have been approved to receive more than $739.2 million in assistance from the U. S. Department of Homeland Security'...
Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- Hurricanes and tropical storms are among the most dangerous events Texans face each year. They can form in the Gulf of Mexico or move in toward Texas from the Atlantic , typically...
Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 00:00
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) this week began the audit process to recoup any disaster relief money that was inappropriately...
Tuesday, March 14, 2006 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- Las víctimas de los huracanes Katrina y Rita en Texas que aún buscan información sobre miembros de la familia que estén desaparecidos, deben comunicarse al Centro de Asistencia para...
Monday, March 13, 2006 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency has a Web site at www.fema.gov/kids designed especially for children. The Ready Kids Web site features...
Monday, March 13, 2006 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) says that good planning and quick response are the keys to surviving tornados. Some 1,000 tornadoes...
Saturday, March 11, 2006 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- Families and individuals who suffered damage from Hurricane Rita have been approved to receive more than $723.2 million in assistance from the U. S. Department of Homeland Security's...
Friday, March 10, 2006 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- To ensure all victims are able to register for assistance, David Paulison, Acting Director of the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), today...
Thursday, March 9, 2006 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- March 11, 2006, is the last day for unregistered evacuees from hurricanes Katrina and Rita to apply for assistance from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency...

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