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

April 18, 2006
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- Potter 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).
April 17, 2006
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- Individuals with insurance who were affected by the Texas Wildfires are urged by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Texas Governor's Division of Emergency Management to apply for assistance. Insured individuals may be eligible for several types of disaster assistance.
April 14, 2006
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas ? Families and individuals who suffered damage from the Texas wildfires have been approved to receive $4,587,118 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 13, 2006
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) and the Governor's Division of Emergency Management (GDEM) have declared that residents of Caldwell, Gray, Guadalupe, Hutchinson, Roberts, and Wheeler counties are included in the Texas Wildfires Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) program. Individuals in Caldwell, Gray, Guadalupe, Hutchinson, Roberts, and Wheeler counties affected by the wildfires have until May 6, 2006, to apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance under Presidential Disaster declaration FEMA-1624-DR.
April 7, 2006
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas ? Families and individuals who suffered damage from the Texas wildfires have been approved to receive $4,197,731 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 6, 2006
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- State and federal officials are asking everyone to be alert for fraud in the wake of the Texas wildfires. The U. S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Texas Governor's Division of Emergency Management (GDEM) urge people who encounter a fraudulent scam to report it to their local law enforcement, the Attorney General's Office of Consumer Protection at 800-337-3928 or FEMA's Disaster Fraud Hotline at 866-720-5721 .

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