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

April 12, 2010
News Release
TEXAS CITY, Texas -- The 310 Texas households remaining in temporary disaster housing units supplied by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) continue to receive priority attention from federal, state and local disaster recovery officials – in an effort to assist these Hurricane Ike survivors in transitioning to more permanent housing. "We are thoroughly committed to assisting this population," said State Coordinating Officer Ben Patterson. “Every effort is being made to help these families get back home before the temporary housing program ends July 9, 2010.”
March 16, 2010
News Release
TEXAS CITY, Texas -- As storm repairs are made to one of Texas' significant landmarks, collaborative efforts are also ongoing to preserve the historic integrity of Bolivar Peninsula's Fort Travis Seashore Park and to help reduce future storm damage to the site. Named in honor of William Barret Travis, the commanding officer of the Alamo, Fort Travis is a notable example of how the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) helps to restore damaged historic properties and mitigate any future storm damage.
March 15, 2010
News Release
TEXAS CITY, Texas -- A year and a half after Hurricane Ike made landfall on Texas' southeast coast, recovery continues with support from the state of Texas, the federal government, county and city officials and dozens of local agencies.
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.

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