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 4, 2006
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- Caldwell, Gray, Guadalupe, Hutchinson, Roberts and Wheeler counties have 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).
March 31, 2006
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- Families and individuals who suffered damage from the Texas wildfires have been approved to receive $3,977,539 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.
March 28, 2006
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- The registration period for homeowners, renters and business owners affected by the Texas Wildfires remains open until further notice, according to officials from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Texas Governor's Division of Emergency Management. The Jan. 11 presidential declaration made Individual Assistance available for those affected in the counties of Anderson, Bastrop, Callahan, Cooke, Deaf Smith, Eastland, Erath, Hood, Montague, Palo Pinto, Parker, Tarrant and Wise.
March 24, 2006
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- As of close of business March 23, families and individuals suffering damage from the recent Texas Wildfires have been approved to receive more than $1,072,854 in assistance from the U. S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Those affected by the wildfires can register by applying online at www.fema.gov or by calling FEMA toll free at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585. Assistance is available in multiple languages.
March 20, 2006
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- As of close of business March 16, families and individuals who suffered damage from the recent Texas Wildfires have been approved to receive more than $1,035,344 in assistance from the U. S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) or the State of Texas. Those affected by the wildfires can register by applying online at www.fema.gov or by calling FEMA toll free at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585. Assistance is available in multiple languages.
March 18, 2006
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Texas Forest Service (TFS) warn residents throughout the state to be extremely cautious about any outdoor activities that might cause sparks or fires. That's because people, not Mother Nature, generally are the cause of preventable incidents.

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