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

July 29, 2009
News Release
TEXAS CITY, Texas - Hurricane Ike's estimated 13.5-foot storm surge in Orange County, Texas, caused extensive damage throughout the county, including the Bridge City area. Now, a nearly $4.2 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will help the Bridge City Independent School District replace the severely damaged Hatton Elementary School.
July 21, 2009
News Release
TEXAS CITY, Texas -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded a $1.9 million hazard mitigation grant to Harris County Flood Control District No. 9 to acquire residential properties that suffered extensive damage during Hurricane Ike. The grant was obligated to the district for the acquisition of nine properties in the Idylwood Historic Subdivision.
July 21, 2009
News Release
TEXAS CITY, Texas -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $20 million in hazard mitigation grants to the city of Galveston to acquire 64 homes that suffered extensive damage as a result of Hurricane Ike. One $15.3 million grant was obligated to Galveston for authorities to acquire 46 residential properties located in the 100-year floodplain. Another grant provides $5.4 million to be used for the acquisition of 18 properties in the 100-year floodplain.
July 20, 2009
News Release
TEXAS CITY, Texas -- When Hurricane Ike hit Texas' upper Gulf Coast last September, it tossed dozens of boats from the water onto dry land and destroyed several public boat docks at the Pleasure Island Marina on Sabine Lake. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has now obligated Public Assistance grants totaling more than $2.7 million to replace four of the marina's eight docks.
July 17, 2009
News Release
TEXAS CITY, Texas -- When the high school in Barbers Hill Independent School District suffered water intrusion as a result of Hurricane Ike last September, the school promptly replaced damaged skylights and took other measures to clean up and dry out the school. Now, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has obligated $1 million to reimburse the district for its costs.
July 16, 2009
News Release
TEXAS CITY, Texas -- Two high schools in Harris County's Pasadena Independent School District will receive Public Assistance grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for emergency protective measures taken to prevent the growth of dangerous mold following the Hurricane Ike disaster.

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