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February 8, 2010
News Release
TEXAS CITY, Texas -- One year after the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) opened a temporary manufactured housing community site in Bridge City to provide disaster housing to 39 households displaced by Hurricane Ike, the last resident has left and the park is closing. The final Ike survivor, who resided at the Acadian Annex Community site since February of last year, has departed the temporary site.  
January 29, 2010
News Release
TEXAS CITY, Texas – From the start of a disaster recovery operation through the end, the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) take the issue of fraud and abuse very seriously and continue to urge Texans to report any suspicious activities. “Fraud is a rare occurrence during disaster recovery,” said Hurricane Ike Recovery Manager Brad Harris. “However, if it does occur, it is important that we take steps to stop it.”
January 6, 2010
News Release
TEXAS CITY, Texas -- To mitigate future disaster losses in Galveston County, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded $102,716,260 to the state of Texas to acquire and demolish 759 structures in the 100-year floodplain. The federal government will pay 75 percent of the total cost, estimated at $136,955,013.
January 6, 2010
News Release
TEXAS CITY, Texas -- Texans currently living in temporary housing units supplied by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) may want to take extra precautions due to expected freezing temperatures. Officials with FEMA and the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) offer the following safety recommendations:
January 5, 2010
News Release
TEXAS CITY, Texas -- The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) remind residents and business owners to get the appropriate building permits before beginning any work on their property damaged by Hurricane Ike.
December 23, 2009
News Release
TEXAS CITY, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) announced today that the Governor’s request for a four month extension to the Direct Assistance provided for temporary housing has been granted for eligible hurricane Ike individuals and families.  The program was originally slated to end March 12, 2010 but has been extended until July 9, 2010.
December 10, 2009
News Release
TEXAS CITY, Texas -- A recent media story that appeared in the Vidor Vidorian on December 3, 2009, with the headline “County Commissioners say FEMA is lying” is misleading; and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offers the following information - For the Record:
December 7, 2009
News Release
TEXAS CITY, Texas -- Daily progress continues to be made as a federally mandated End of Program date of March 12, 2010 approaches for all occupants of temporary disaster housing units provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike. FEMA is working closely with occupants and voluntary organizations to assist all households living in the temporary housing units to take advantage of the resources currently available to assist them in making progress on their permanent housing plans and transition to more permanent housing.
September 4, 2009
News Release
TEXAS CITY, Texas -- The city of Pasadena will receive a $4.2 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to reimburse it for costs to clean up debris following Hurricane Ike. The $4,213,271 Public Assistance grant will allow Pasadena to pay contractors who removed and disposed of mixed debris left in Ike's wake. Because the project involved debris removal, the FEMA grant covers 100 percent of the city's cost.
September 1, 2009
News Release
TEXAS CITY, Texas -- September is National Preparedness Month. Significantly for many Texans, it also is the month Hurricane Ike crashed ashore on the upper Gulf Coast a year ago. With Texas at the height of another hurricane season, there is no time like the present for citizens throughout the state to get ready for the next hazardous event, say the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM).

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