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

January 20, 2006
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas - President George W. Bush has declared nine counties as major disaster areas in the State of Texas stricken by wildfires. The presidential declaration makes Individual Assistance available to affected individuals and businesses in the counties of Callahan, Cooke, Eastland, Erath, Hood, Montague, Palo Pinto, Tarrant and Wise. On January 11, 2006, President Bush named Sandy Coachman as the Federal Coordinating Officer (FCO) for federal response and recovery operations in the affected area.
January 13, 2006
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- President George W. Bush has declared nine counties as major disaster areas in the State of Texas stricken by wildfires. The presidential declaration makes individual assistance available to affected individuals and businesses in the counties of Callahan, Cooke, Eastland, Erath, Hood, Montague, Palo Pinto, Tarrant and Wise. On January 11, 2006, President Bush named Sandra Coachman as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal response and recovery operations in the affected area.
January 11, 2006
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal disaster aid has been made available for Texas to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by an extreme wildfire threat beginning on December 1, 2005, and continuing.

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