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May 4, 2009
News Release
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 district. "This Public Assistance grant demonstrates FEMA?s ongoing effort to help the state of Texas and its communities recover from the Hurricane Ike disaster," said Federal Coordinating Officer Brad Harris.
May 4, 2009
News Release
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 Hurricane Ike. "Falling trees and debris downed this East Texas cooperative's distribution lines," said Federal Coordinating Officer Brad Harris. "Getting power restored after the storm was an enormous undertaking."
May 1, 2009
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has obligated more than $18.1 million to the state of Texas to pay the cost of debris removal operations managed by the Texas General Land Office. "FEMA is strongly committed to helping Texans get their state cleaned up in the wake of Hurricane Ike," said Federal Coordinating Officer Brad Harris. "Public Assistance grants of this nature demonstrate that commitment."
April 30, 2009
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- In an effort to support the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) philosophy of open information, the Joint Field Office of the Hurricane Ike disaster developed the first Texas disaster-specific Web site. The Texas site, www.fema.gov/ike, is designed to support state and local partners and to provide a variety of recovery information to the public and the media.
April 21, 2009
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $3.3 million to the state of Texas for the Sam Houston Electric Cooperative to repair downed distribution lines after Hurricane Ike. "Thousands of customers of this East Texas cooperative lost power as a result of Hurricane Ike," said Federal Coordinating Officer Brad Harris. "There was a tremendous effort to get service restored quickly after the storm."
April 21, 2009
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has obligated more than $4.9 million to Hardin County for debris removal operations following the Hurricane Ike disaster. The federal assistance will pay Hardin County's bills from contractors to remove and dispose of 264,558 cubic yards of vegetative debris as well as other waste created by the storm.
April 21, 2009
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has obligated more than $7.7 million in grants for the city of Galveston and $2 million for Galveston County for debris removal operations following the Hurricane Ike disaster. "These grants demonstrate FEMA's commitment to help Texans remove mountains of unsightly and unsafe debris and hazardous waste from their communities, and to get the work done right," said Federal Coordinating Officer Brad Harris.
April 20, 2009
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has obligated a $4.3 million grant to the Chambers-Liberty Counties Navigation District to help pay the costs of repairs to a levee on Lake Anahuac that was damaged during the Hurricane Ike disaster. The navigation district requested federal assistance after breaches in the levee caused water to flow between the Trinity River Delta and the lake. The latest FEMA award is for additional work to secure the area's freshwater source.
April 20, 2009
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has obligated $2.8 million to the city of Port Arthur in Jefferson County for debris removal operations in the wake of the Hurricane Ike disaster. Port Arthur contracted with DRC Emergency Services to pick up, haul and dispose of 78,421 cubic yards of vegetative debris, 147,409 cubic yards of construction and demolition debris, as well as other work. The city also contracted with Healthy Resources Enterprise, Inc. to monitor the clean-up operations.
April 20, 2009
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas ? The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has obligated more than $2 million to the city of Alvin in Brazoria County for operations to clean up debris following the Hurricane Ike disaster. "FEMA places a high priority on getting the enormous amount of debris cleaned up after this disaster," said Federal Coordinating Officer Brad Harris. "Federal assistance for Alvin?s clean-up work will contribute significantly to the city?s recovery efforts."

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