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

December 19, 2006
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- Thousands of people in north Beaumont will be the beneficiaries of a federal hazard mitigation grant considered among the largest the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has given in Texas since the passage of the Stafford Act.
December 18, 2006
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- Families and individuals who suffered damage from Hurricane Rita have been approved to receive more than $986.5 million in disaster assistance, including grants from the U. S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and low-interest loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Recovery Services Summary as of close of business Dec. 17, 2006:
December 11, 2006
News Release
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 and add lights and candles to celebrate the festivities. While the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides every manufactured housing resident with instructions on living safely in FEMA housing, disaster recovery officials are urging special caution this holiday season for the 2,423 households in Texas still living in travel trailers following Hurricane Rita in 2005.
November 17, 2006
News Release
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. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and low-interest loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Recovery Services Summary as of close of business Nov. 15, 2006: Almost 480,000 individuals registered for FEMA's Individuals and Households Program.
November 3, 2006
News Release
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. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Recovery Services Summary as of close of business Nov. 2, 2006:
November 2, 2006
News Release
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 available to reimburse the State of Texas for disaster relief. The State of Texas administers FEMA's Public Assistance program under which eligible and documented disaster-related costs are reimbursed to state and local government units. FEMA has obligated funds for the following projects:

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