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September 24, 2007
NEW ORLEANS, La.
September 20, 2007
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
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 25, 2007
Disaster Federal Register Notice
May 24, 2007
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
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
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:
May 9, 2007
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 Security?s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and GDEM remind travel trailer residents to be ready to evacuate when storms form in the Gulf.
May 1, 2007
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 typically a 30-day waiting period before a new flood insurance policy takes effect. With experts predicting another above-average hurricane season just around the corner, now is the time for people to protect their home and property against the number one natural hazard in America-floods.
May 1, 2007
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 damage caused by heavy rains, severe storms and tropical systems. Just two inches of floodwater can destroy drywall, flooring, furniture and electrical systems-and replacement or repair costs can easily soar to thousands of dollars. Below are simple steps that will help homeowners, business owners and renters to protect their home and assets from flood water: