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

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.
January 5, 2010
News Release
TEXAS CITY, Texas -- The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) remind residents and business owners to get the appropriate building permits before beginning any work on their property damaged by Hurricane Ike.
December 23, 2009
News Release
TEXAS CITY, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) announced today that the Governor’s request for a four month extension to the Direct Assistance provided for temporary housing has been granted for eligible hurricane Ike individuals and families.  The program was originally slated to end March 12, 2010 but has been extended until July 9, 2010.
December 10, 2009
News Release
TEXAS CITY, Texas -- A recent media story that appeared in the Vidor Vidorian on December 3, 2009, with the headline “County Commissioners say FEMA is lying” is misleading; and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offers the following information - For the Record:
December 7, 2009
News Release
TEXAS CITY, Texas -- Daily progress continues to be made as a federally mandated End of Program date of March 12, 2010 approaches for all occupants of temporary disaster housing units provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike. FEMA is working closely with occupants and voluntary organizations to assist all households living in the temporary housing units to take advantage of the resources currently available to assist them in making progress on their permanent housing plans and transition to more permanent housing.
September 4, 2009
News Release
TEXAS CITY, Texas -- The city of Pasadena will receive a $4.2 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to reimburse it for costs to clean up debris following Hurricane Ike. The $4,213,271 Public Assistance grant will allow Pasadena to pay contractors who removed and disposed of mixed debris left in Ike's wake. Because the project involved debris removal, the FEMA grant covers 100 percent of the city's cost.

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