Texas Hurricane Ike (DR-1791)

Incident period: September 7, 2008 to October 2, 2008
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 13, 2008

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

March 11, 2013
News Release
DENTON, Texas – More than $2.7 million was recently awarded to the state of Texas by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the implementation of mitigation measures during repairs to the University of Texas Medical Branch’s (UTMB) 1902 Harborside Building. Storm surge from Hurricane Ike flooded the 1902 Harborside Building which houses medical records; payroll information; acquisitions; information systems and print shop functions. Hurricane-force winds also damaged the roof and exterior façade.
October 11, 2012
News Release
FEMA AWARDS $1.8 MILLION FOR COMMUNITY SAFE ROOM IN MERCEDES, TEXASDENTON, Texas — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $1.8 million to the state of Texas for construction of a community safe room in the city of Mercedes in Hidalgo County, Texas.   FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) will pay 75 percent, or $1.8 million, of the $2.4 million total for the project, which is being built under the Texas Safe Shelter Initiative.
October 10, 2012
News Release
FEMA AWARDS $3.6 MILLION FOR COMMUNITY SAFE ROOMS IN EDINBURGH, TEXASDENTON, Texas — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $3.6 million to the state of Texas for construction of two community safe rooms in the city of Edinburgh in Hidalgo County, Texas   FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) will pay 75 percent, or $3.6 million of the $4.8 million total for the two projects.  
October 10, 2012
News Release
FEMA AWARDS $2.4 MILLION FOR COMMUNITY SAFE ROOM IN BROWNSVILLE, TEXASDENTON, Texas — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $2.475 million to the state of Texas for construction of a community safe room in the city of Brownsville, in Cameron County, Texas   FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) will pay 75 percent or $2,475,000 of the $3,300,000 project.  
October 25, 2011
News Release
DENTON, Texas -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $19.4 million to the state of Texas for work on the Edith Irby Jones Facility at Houston’s Riverside General Hospital in the wake of Hurricane Ike. The storm severely damaged the second story roof, allowing water into the 118,000 square foot structure. The funding will cover the replacement of the entire Edith Irby Jones Facility.
July 6, 2010
News Release
DENTON, Texas -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) announced today that the Governor’s request for an extension of the temporary housing unit (THU) program has been granted for eligible Hurricane Ike survivors.  The program, previously extended to July 9, 2010, will now end January 7, 2011. 

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