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

March 17, 2006
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- Anderson, Bastrop, Deaf Smith and Parker 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 11, 2006
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- As of close of business March 9, families and individuals who suffered damage from the recent Texas Wildfires have been approved to receive more than $1,021,320 in assistance from the U. S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Victims 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 7, 2006
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- Due to the extreme potential of more wildfire occurrences in Texas, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Governor's Division of Emergency Management and the Texas Forest Service recommend taking precautions to protect homes, farms and land. Texans face extreme danger of wildfires this year due to high winds and serious drought. Many Texas counties are continuing to enforce outdoor burn bans. Check with your local fire department to determine if all restrictions on outdoor burning have been lifted. Wildfire safety tips include the following:
March 3, 2006
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- As of close of business March 2, families and individuals who suffered damage from the recent Texas Wildfires have been approved to receive more than $994,953 in assistance from the U. S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Victims are encouraged to register for assistance 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.
February 24, 2006
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- As of close of business Feb.23, families and individuals who suffered damage from the recent Texas Wildfires have been approved to receive more than $955,611 in assistance from the U. S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Victims still have until March 13, 2006, to register. Victims 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.
February 17, 2006
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas — As of close of business Feb. 16, families and individuals who suffered damage from the recent Texas Wildfires have been approved to receive more than $916,744 in assistance from the U. S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Victims still have until March 13, 2006, to register. Victims 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.

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