Texas Extreme Wildfire Threat (DR-1624)

Incident period: November 27, 2005 to May 14, 2006
Major Disaster Declaration declared on January 11, 2006

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

May 19, 2006
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- Families and individuals who suffered damage from Texas Wildfires have been approved to receive more than $5.3 million in assistance 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 May 19, 2006:
May 18, 2006
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- At the request of local and state officials and with the approval of the President of the United States , Johnson County has been added to the list of counties in the wildfires region already declared to receive Individual Assistance from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
May 16, 2006
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- Residents and business owners in 21 Texas counties affected by extreme wildfires have until May 30 to apply for assistance from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Damage must have been incurred between Nov. 27, 2005 and May 14, 2006 to be eligible for any of FEMA's programs.
May 12, 2006
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- Families and individuals who suffered damage from the Texas wildfires have been approved to receive $5,103,867 in assistance from the U. S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
May 11, 2006
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- Individuals who worked in Kerr County and whose work was disrupted by extreme wildfire threats beginning Nov. 27, 2005, may apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) under Presidential Disaster Declaration FEMA 1624-DR. The DUA program is administered by the Texas Workforce Commission and funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) through the U.S. Department of Labor. The claims filing deadline for those who lived or worked in Kerr County is May 31, 2006.
May 5, 2006
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- Families and individuals who suffered damage from the Texas wildfires have been approved to receive $4,890,261 in assistance from the U. S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Those affected by the wildfires are urged to register online at www.fema.gov/assistance or at FEMA's toll free tele-registration number, 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) , or for hearing or speech impaired, register at TTY 1-800-462-7585.

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