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

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.
August 13, 2009
News Release
TEXAS CITY, Texas -- The city of Beaumont and Jefferson County Drainage District No. 7 will receive $2.7 million in federal grants to reimburse their costs for debris removal and repairs following the Hurricane Ike disaster, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced Thursday.
August 13, 2009
News Release
TEXAS CITY, Texas -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded a $1 million grant to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) for providing security services at a number of facilities that were evacuated due to damages caused by Hurricane Ike. The $1,001,634 award will reimburse the commission for contracting with three security services to provide 174 peace officers at the damaged facilities.   
August 12, 2009
News Release
TEXAS CITY, Texas -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded a $1.7 million grant to Chambers County for work to remove hazardous waste during Hurricane Ike cleanup operations. FEMA awarded $1,787,319 as a payment for contractors who removed the hazardous waste from the Chambers County debris fields. Because the work involved debris removal, FEMA is paying the total cost of these operations.
August 10, 2009
News Release
TEXAS CITY, Texas -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has obligated more than $3.6 million to the city of Galveston for work to remove debris following Hurricane Ike. FEMA awarded a $3,628,885 grant for the city's costs to remove, haul and dispose of vegetative debris from September 2008 to April 2009. Because the work was for debris operations, FEMA is reimbursing the total cost of the work.
July 30, 2009
News Release
TEXAS CITY, Texas -- The state of Texas and the city of Houston will receive more than $10.7 million in federal grants to recoup their costs for measures to protect lives and property during Hurricane Ike, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced Monday. Hardin and Galveston counties also were awarded FEMA grants totaling more than $16.7 million for debris cleanup.

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