Texas Hurricane Rita (DR-1606)

Incident period: September 23, 2005 to October 14, 2005
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 24, 2005

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

March 15, 2007
News Release
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 Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), provides listings of available rental property throughout the United States.
February 7, 2007
News Release
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 to strengthen Memorial Hermann Baptist Beaumont Hospital against future damages from flood, wind-storm and loss of power and water. The Jefferson County critical care facility served as the designated site for FEMA’s Disaster Medical Assistance Team in the aftermath of Hurricane Rita, providing emergency medical triage and emergency transport in the region.
February 1, 2007
News Release
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 Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The following provides a snapshot of the ongoing disaster recovery effort:
January 29, 2007
News Release
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 disaster-related services provided to Hurricane Katrina evacuees.
January 10, 2007
News Release
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-related services provided to Hurricane Katrina evacuees.
January 9, 2007
News Release
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 Hurricane Rita. Through its Public Assistance Program, FEMA reimburses state and local government units for eligible and documented disaster-related expenses. Most of the approved Public Assistance projects fund the cost of debris removal, the restoration of damaged infrastructure, and emergency actions taken during and immediately after a disaster to protect life and property.

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