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July 30, 2009
News Release
TEXAS CITY, Texas -- The state of Texas and the city of Houston will receive more than $10.7 million in federal grants to recoup their costs for measures to protect lives and property during Hurricane Ike, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced Monday. Hardin and Galveston counties also were awarded FEMA grants totaling more than $16.7 million for debris cleanup.
July 29, 2009
News Release
TEXAS CITY, Texas - Hurricane Ike's estimated 13.5-foot storm surge in Orange County, Texas, caused extensive damage throughout the county, including the Bridge City area. Now, a nearly $4.2 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will help the Bridge City Independent School District replace the severely damaged Hatton Elementary School.
July 21, 2009
News Release
TEXAS CITY, Texas -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded a $1.9 million hazard mitigation grant to Harris County Flood Control District No. 9 to acquire residential properties that suffered extensive damage during Hurricane Ike. The grant was obligated to the district for the acquisition of nine properties in the Idylwood Historic Subdivision.
July 21, 2009
News Release
TEXAS CITY, Texas -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $20 million in hazard mitigation grants to the city of Galveston to acquire 64 homes that suffered extensive damage as a result of Hurricane Ike. One $15.3 million grant was obligated to Galveston for authorities to acquire 46 residential properties located in the 100-year floodplain. Another grant provides $5.4 million to be used for the acquisition of 18 properties in the 100-year floodplain.
July 20, 2009
News Release
TEXAS CITY, Texas -- When Hurricane Ike hit Texas' upper Gulf Coast last September, it tossed dozens of boats from the water onto dry land and destroyed several public boat docks at the Pleasure Island Marina on Sabine Lake. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has now obligated Public Assistance grants totaling more than $2.7 million to replace four of the marina's eight docks.
July 17, 2009
News Release
TEXAS CITY, Texas -- When the high school in Barbers Hill Independent School District suffered water intrusion as a result of Hurricane Ike last September, the school promptly replaced damaged skylights and took other measures to clean up and dry out the school. Now, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has obligated $1 million to reimburse the district for its costs.
July 16, 2009
News Release
TEXAS CITY, Texas -- Two high schools in Harris County's Pasadena Independent School District will receive Public Assistance grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for emergency protective measures taken to prevent the growth of dangerous mold following the Hurricane Ike disaster.
July 15, 2009
News Release
TEXAS CITY, Texas -- The city and county of Galveston will receive more than $13 million in grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to reimburse them for costs associated with debris removal following Hurricane Ike.
July 10, 2009
News Release
TEXAS CITY, Texas -- The city of Beaumont will receive a $4.1 million federal grant to reimburse its costs for undertaking emergency protective measures during the Hurricane Ike disaster, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced Friday. Employees in 13 city departments worked overtime to respond to Beaumont residents' needs during the crisis, which included providing for citizens with special needs and setting up command and control points. The grant also reimburses the city for costs for equipment, materials and contract services.
July 9, 2009
News Release
TEXAS CITY, Texas -- A new $3.6 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will help build a new elementary school in the southern Orange County town of Bridge City. The school, Sims Elementary, was severely damaged by floodwaters during Hurricane Ike.

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