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

February 14, 2006
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas - Federal and state disaster recovery officials advise Texans who suffered damages from the recent Texas wildfires that March 13 is the last day to apply for assistance. The presidential declaration makes Individual Assistance available to affected individuals and families in Callahan, Cooke, Eastland, Erath, Hood, Montague, Palo Pinto, Tarrant and Wise counties.
February 10, 2006
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas — As of close of business Feb. 9, families and individuals who suffered damage from the recent Texas Wildfires have been approved to receive more than $900,738 in assistance. On Jan. 11, 2006, President George W. Bush declared nine 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 Callahan, Cooke, Eastland, Erath, Hood, Montague, Palo Pinto, Tarrant and Wise.
February 6, 2006
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas – Federal and state officials caution Texans who lost homes or other property to the recent wildfires that unscrupulous contractors prey on disaster victims. “After wildfires claimed three lives, burned 589,000 acres and damaged more than 345 homes, victims are now faced with a Human Disaster…fraudulent contractors,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Sandy Coachman. “Federal law enforces strict penalties for those who would commit crimes against disaster victims.”
February 4, 2006
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas — On Jan. 11, 2006, President George W. Bush declared nine 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 Callahan, Cooke, Eastland, Erath, Hood, Montague, Palo Pinto, Tarrant and Wise. To date, families and individuals who suffered damage from the recent Texas Wildfires have been approved to receive more than $818,470 in assistance. Recovery Services Summary as of close of business Feb. 1, 2006:
February 1, 2006
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas –Texas workers who lost their jobs due to the recent wildfires may be able to claim disaster unemployment benefits. Following the fires that began in December, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) designated Callahan, Cooke, Eastland, Erath, Hood, Montague, Palo Pinto, Tarrant and Wise counties eligible for disaster assistance. Individuals who were affected have until Feb. 10, 2006, to apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA). To be eligible for help they must:
January 27, 2006
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- Families and individuals who suffered damage from the recent Texas Wildfires have been approved to receive more than $689,000 in assistance.Recovery Services Summary as of Jan. 26, 2006:

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