News Releases for Texas Hurricane Ike (DR-1791)

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Friday, May 29, 2009 - 00:00
TEXAS CITY, Texas -- History can be a great teacher. Texans can prepare for future hurricanes with attention to a personal evacuation route and communication plan. "Learn hurricane-warning signs and...
Friday, May 29, 2009 - 00:00
TEXAS CITY, Texas -- Hurricanes are extremely dangerous and unpredictable. They can strengthen tremendously in a matter of hours, taking coastal residents and experts by surprise. There is no...
Friday, May 29, 2009 - 00:00
TEXAS CITY, Texas -- When you are getting ready to return after a hurricane evacuation, make some plans before you travel. There are many challenges to staying safe while making repairs and cleaning...
Friday, May 29, 2009 - 00:00
TEXAS CITY, Texas -- With most of the debris removed from public roads and highways in areas affected by Hurricane Ike, the push now is to complete cleanup operations in bays and lakes along Texas'...
Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 00:00
TEXAS CITY, Texas -- Hurricanes are the greatest weather threat to Texas, according to state and federal emergency management officials. Hurricane categories are based on the level of damage from...
Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 00:00
TEXAS CITY, Texas -- Gulf Coast residents with special health care needs - including people who are disabled or medically fragile – should PLAN IN ADVANCE for storm season according to state and...
Wednesday, May 27, 2009 - 00:00
TEXAS CITY, Texas -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $2 million to Texas City for the removal and disposal of debris as part of the Hurricane Ike recovery effort...
Wednesday, May 27, 2009 - 00:00
TEXAS CITY, Texas -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $1 million to Jefferson County Drainage District No. 6 to repair cranes damaged in Hurricane Ike's storm...
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - 00:00
TEXAS CITY, Texas -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has earmarked nearly $5 million to Orange County for emergency protective measures and operations to clean up debris in the...
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - 00:00
TEXAS CITY, Texas -- When a hurricane threatens and you are living in an evacuation zone, the smartest thing to do is leave when local officials tell you to do so, according to Governor's Division of...
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - 00:00
TEXAS CITY, Texas -- Family pets should never be left behind in an evacuation. As families in evacuation areas prepare for hurricane season, they also need to plan for the family pet, according to...
Monday, May 25, 2009 - 00:00
TEXAS CITY, Texas -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded a $3.7 million grant to be used by the city of Baytown to pay contractors to monitor the removal of debris following...
Friday, May 22, 2009 - 00:00
TEXAS CITY, Texas -- The Governor's Division of Emergency Management, the National Weather Service and the Federal Emergency Management Agency urge coastal residents to gather supplies and documents...
Friday, May 22, 2009 - 00:00
TEXAS CITY, Texas -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has obligated more than $15 million to Harris County for operations to clean up debris following the Hurricane Ike disaster. "FEMA...
Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 00:00
TEXAS CITY, Texas -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded a $2.2 million grant to be used by the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston to replace three electron...
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 00:00
TEXAS CITY, Texas -- Hurricane season officially begins June 1 and continues through November 30. Federal and state emergency officials remind Texans to start planning early to protect families and...
Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- With progress continuing on the Hurricane Ike recovery effort and hurricane season starting June 1, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and its state of Texas partner will...
Monday, May 11, 2009 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that it has made available $9 million in Community Disaster Loans (CDLs) for...
Monday, May 4, 2009 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $10.7 million to the state of Texas to pay the cost of debris removal operations in the Trinity Bay Conservation...
Monday, May 4, 2009 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $16 million to the state of Texas for the Sam Houston Electric Cooperative to repair distribution lines following...

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