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

August 24, 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:
August 18, 2006
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- Families and individuals who suffered damage from Hurricane Rita have been approved to receive more than $973.3 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 August 17, 2006: 479,941 individuals have registered for Individual Assistance.
August 8, 2006
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- One year and a half-billion dollars worth of record-breaking emergency sheltering later, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is aggressively engaged in an eleventh hour campaign to get as many Hurricane Rita and Hurricane Katrina evacuees into FEMA's rental assistance program as possible.
August 4, 2006
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- Tropical Storm Chris prompted "hurricane watch" announcements in the Caribbean and heightened interest in the weather among disaster-weary Gulf Coast residents. When local officials announce a "Hurricane Watch," it means there is a threat of hurricane conditions within 24 to 36 hours. Individuals along the Texas Gulf coast should be ready to go once an evacuation order is announced. The Federal Emergency Management Agency recommends that residents and visitors take action to be ready:
August 4, 2006
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- When the hurricanes struck last year, many evacuees lost valuable information needed to re-establish their lives in another place. Well in advance of hurricane season, make a record of your possessions to help you claim reimbursement in case of loss or damage. Additionally, homeowners and renters should store important documents and vital records in a safe deposit box or other secure, flood-safe location. Include photographs or video of the interior and exterior of your home, cars, boats and recreational vehicles.
August 4, 2006
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- Persons with disabilities, the elderly and others in the special needs population may require more detailed planning to prepare for a disaster such as a hurricane. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has the following suggestions:

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