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

September 1, 2009
News Release
TEXAS CITY, Texas -- September is National Preparedness Month. Significantly for many Texans, it also is the month Hurricane Ike crashed ashore on the upper Gulf Coast a year ago. With Texas at the height of another hurricane season, there is no time like the present for citizens throughout the state to get ready for the next hazardous event, say the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM).
August 27, 2009
News Release
TEXAS CITY, Texas -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has obligated $3.2 million to Galveston County for debris removal following the Hurricane Ike disaster. "This grant demonstrates FEMA's commitment to help Texas get rid of unsafe debris in the wake of Hurricane Ike, and to get the job done right," said Federal Coordinating Officer Brad Harris.
August 25, 2009
News Release
TEXAS CITY, Texas -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded a $1.9 million grant to the city of Houston to repair Hurricane Ike damages to George Bush Intercontinental Airport.  FEMA awarded $1,916,189 as a payment for repairs to the terminal building, connecting bridge and concourse at the airport. FEMA is reimbursing the state for 90 percent of the total cost of these repairs.
August 21, 2009
News Release
TEXAS CITY, Texas -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $3,041,714 to the state of Texas for Texas Southern University in Houston for repairs to the Science Building classrooms and hallways and the Student Health and Physical Education Center severely damaged by Hurricane Ike. "By helping state institutions as well as local and state governments recover, federal disaster assistance has a positive impact on every individual in those communities," said Federal Coordinating Officer Brad Harris.
August 20, 2009
News Release
TEXAS CITY, Texas -- Federal assistance to help Texans and Texas communities recover from the Hurricane Ike disaster has topped $2.5 billion, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Texas Governor's Division of Emergency Management (GDEM) announced Thursday.
August 19, 2009
News Release
TEXAS CITY, Texas -- When Hurricane Ike hit Texas' upper Gulf Coast last September, it displaced and damaged all the docks and 80 percent of the pilings at the Bayland Marina Boat Pier in the waterfront district of Baytown. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has now obligated Public Assistance grants totaling more than $5.3 million to return the marina to pre-disaster conditions.

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