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Texas Hurricane Rita (DR-1606)

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


September 24, 2007 - News Release


September 20, 2007 - News Release

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 - News Release

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.

Financial Assistance

Individual Assistance - Dollars Approved

Individuals & Household Program (IHP): Provides money and services to people in Presidentially declared disaster areas.

Housing Assistance (HA): Provides assistance for disaster-related housing needs.

Other Needs Assistance (ONA): Provides assistance for other disaster-related needs, such as furnishings, transportation, and medical.

Total Individual Assistance (IA) - Applications Approved: Total Individual & Households Program - Dollars Approved* Total Housing Assistance - Dollars Approved* Total Other Needs Assistance - Dollars Approved*
Total Amount 252,154 $618,744,941.59 $523,517,222.58 $95,227,719.01
Last Updated: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 02:16 (Updated daily)

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $367,821,919.56 $228,259,770.65 $136,537,010.32
Last Updated: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 07:46 (Updated daily)

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