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 5, 2006
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- Disaster assistance may be available to Texas farmers and ranchers who have suffered damage or incurred losses as a result of the Texas Wildfires, according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Texas Governor's Division of Emergency Management (GDEM).
May 2, 2006
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- At the request of local and state officials and with the approval of the President of the United States, Kerr 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 1, 2006
News Release
FEMA Individual Assistance is Available From Nov. 27, 2005 AUSTIN, Texas -- A presidential disaster declaration making 21 counties eligible for Individual Assistance through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has been amended, adding four days to the incident period for eligibility.
April 28, 2006
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- Families and individuals who suffered damage from the Texas wildfires have been approved to receive $4,640,133 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 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.
April 27, 2006
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas ? Crisis counseling services are available for Texas wildfires survivors through a grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and administered by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). Crisis counseling helps disaster survivors deal with normal stress reactions and emotions caused or aggravated by the disaster. Counseling helps victims to gain emotional control by offering simple steps to help them cope.
April 21, 2006
News Release
President George W. Bush has declared 20 counties stricken by wildfires as major disaster areas in the State of Texas . The presidential declaration made Individual Assistance available to affected individuals and businesses in the counties of Anderson, Bastrop, Caldwell, Callahan, Cooke, Deaf Smith, Eastland, Erath, Gray, Guadalupe, Hood, Hutchinson, Montague, Palo Pinto, Parker, Potter, Roberts, Tarrant, Wheeler and Wise. Disaster Recovery Summary as of close of business April 20, 2006:

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