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

May 27, 2009
News Release
TEXAS CITY, Texas -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $1 million to Jefferson County Drainage District No. 6 to repair cranes damaged in Hurricane Ike's storm surge. FEMA awarded a $1,124,507 grant to pay for repairs to two Model 4600 S-1 cranes that were damaged as a result of being submerged in saltwater for several days following the storm. Because the requested reimbursement is for repair work, FEMA is paying 75 percent of the total cost.
May 27, 2009
News Release
TEXAS CITY, Texas -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $2 million to Texas City for the removal and disposal of debris as part of the Hurricane Ike recovery effort. "FEMA supports efforts by cities and towns throughout the disaster area to get debris cleaned up after the storm," said Federal Coordinating Officer Brad Harris. "This grant covers the cost to clean up more than 210,000 cubic yards of debris in Texas City."
May 26, 2009
News Release
TEXAS CITY, Texas -- Family pets should never be left behind in an evacuation. As families in evacuation areas prepare for hurricane season, they also need to plan for the family pet, according to state and federal emergency management officials. Decide now where you and your family will stay if local officials call for an evacuation. Many hotels or shelters may not allow pets. Prepare an emergency kit for each pet in a waterproof, easy-to-carry container. Families evacuating in their own vehicles can use this check list:
May 26, 2009
News Release
TEXAS CITY, Texas -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has earmarked nearly $5 million to Orange County for emergency protective measures and operations to clean up debris in the Hurricane Ike disaster. "Because of public health and safety concerns, FEMA has placed a high priority on funding debris-removal operations in the Hurricane Ike disaster," said Federal Coordinating Officer Brad Harris. "Federal assistance will contribute significantly to Orange County’s clean-up efforts."
May 26, 2009
News Release
TEXAS CITY, Texas -- When a hurricane threatens and you are living in an evacuation zone, the smartest thing to do is leave when local officials tell you to do so, according to Governor's Division of Emergency Management (GDEM) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials. Review this checklist and read it again before you leave. Monitor broadcasts for instructions. "Officials always plan for storms that are one category worse than predicted," said GDEM's State Coordinating Officer for Hurricane Ike Recovery Joan Haun. "So should you."
May 25, 2009
News Release
TEXAS CITY, Texas -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded a $3.7 million grant to be used by the city of Baytown to pay contractors to monitor the removal of debris following Hurricane Ike. "To protect the public health and safety it is important to ensure debris is collected and disposed of properly," said Federal Coordinating Officer Brad Harris. "This federal contribution demonstrates FEMA's support for those efforts."

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