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 7, 2009
News Release
TEXAS CITY, Texas -- Galveston's Central Middle School, the Galveston Police Department, the city of Dickinson, and Galveston city and county will receive a total of more than $22 million in grants to help them recover from the Hurricane Ike disaster, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced Monday. Included in this latest obligation of FEMA Public Assistance funds are grants for emergency projects such as debris removal and protective measures, and for permanent repair work at Galveston's hurricane-damaged Central Middle School.
July 7, 2009
News Release
TEXAS CITY, Texas -- The city of Sugarland will receive federal grants totaling more than $4.8 million to pay contractors for debris removal following Hurricane Ike, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced Tuesday. The Fort Bend County town hired contractors to remove more than 390,000 cubic yards of vegetative and construction debris and to clear hazardous trees and limbs from public rights of way. Sugarland also contracted to have the work monitored. FEMA awarded two grants totaling $4,877,899 to reimburse the city for 100 percent of its costs.
June 25, 2009
News Release
TEXAS CITY, Texas -- Flood-stricken Texans living in high-risk flood areas, also known as special flood hazard areas, who have the foresight to purchase flood insurance from the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) may be eligible for coverage under their policy for increased cost of compliance to help cover the cost of elevating, demolishing or relocating their homes or businesses out of the floodplain in the event of a future flood event.
June 23, 2009
News Release
TEXAS CITY, Texas -- With the memory of Hurricane Ike and the 21 federally declared disasters in the state since 1996, Texans seek ways to protect families and keep property losses to a minimum. "Nobody can stop flooding from a hurricane," said Brad Harris, Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) federal coordinating officer for Hurricane Ike.  "But if you are faced with this situation, there are actions you can take to protect your family and keep your property losses to a minimum."
June 19, 2009
News Release
TEXAS CITY, Texas -- High ground does not guarantee that you are safe from floodwaters. But it does mean that you may be eligible for a low-cost Preferred Risk Policy (PRP) available through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The Preferred Risk Policy is available for as little as $119 a year for $20,000 of building coverage and $5,000 of contents coverage for a building without a basement.
June 18, 2009
News Release
TEXAS CITY, Texas -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded a $1 million grant to the Harris County Flood Control District under a pilot program that pays for permanent staff and equipment carrying out debris-related work during regular working hours.

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