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

September 28, 2005
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- At 27 different locations in hurricane-affected areas, evacuees and residents’ cars are being loaded up with water, food and ice by Texas Forest Service personnel, Texas National Guard troops, local police officers and volunteers from the community, according to officials from the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Texas Governor’s Division of Emergency Management.
September 28, 2005
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- Disaster officials urge Texans to take extra precautions when returning to flood-damaged homes, apartments or businesses to avoid accidents and injury. Care is also urged when using equipment such as portable generators.
September 27, 2005
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers have moved into disaster-affected areas in Texas to help victims with disaster assistance questions, according to officials from the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Texas Governor’s Division of Emergency Management.
September 27, 2005
News Release
WASHINGTON , DC -- The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency continues to provide assistance in the aftermath of Hurricane Rita. Federal resources and commodities continue to flow into Louisiana and Texas . "FEMA is continuing to respond to meet the needs of those victims of Hurricane Rita in Texas and Louisiana ," said Acting FEMA Director R. David Paulison.  "FEMA will be on the ground in Louisiana and Texas to assist in this recovery effort for as long as it takes." Update on FEMA response activities for Hurricane Rita:
September 27, 2005
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- To help meet the ongoing needs of those who suffered damage from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Texas Governor’s Division of Emergency Management opened Disaster Recovery Centers. The centers provide a single location where people are able to talk face-to-face with recovery specialists.
September 24, 2005
News Release
» Federal Aid Programs for Texas Disaster Recovery WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal disaster aid has been made available for Texas to help people and community’s recovery efforts in the area struck by Hurricane Rita beginning on September 23, 2005, and continuing.

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