Texas Wildfires (DR-1999)
Incident period: April 6, 2011 to August 29, 2011
Major Disaster Declaration declared on July 1, 2011
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
December 14, 2011
AUSTIN, Texas -- Additional federal funds could start flowing to dozens more Texas counties now that the official incident period for the July 1 presidential disaster declaration has been extended. Officials with the Texas Division of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that the initial timeframe identified in the federal disaster declaration has been adjusted to cover the period from April 6 to Aug. 29, 2011.
September 2, 2011
AUSTIN, Texas -- Another Texas county has been added to the major disaster declaration for wildfires and more counties already included in the July 1 declaration can receive reimbursement for eligible costs in all categories of work under the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance (PA) program.
August 18, 2011
Cochran, Hartley, Jeff Davis, and Palo Pinto Counties Added to Major Disaster Declaration for Texas Wildfires
AUSTIN, Texas -- Four additional Texas counties have been designated for federal disaster assistance for wildfires, according to officials with the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This brings the total number of eligible counties to 50.
August 16, 2011
AUSTIN, Texas -- Another Texas county has been designated for federal disaster assistance for wildfires, according to officials with the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
August 9, 2011
DENTON, Texas -- As temperatures continue to soar and the threat of wildfires remains constant, all Texans are encouraged to become more aware of the dangers that wildfires pose. One easy way to become more familiar with the continuous fire threat is to view educational videos that are available online. These videos can be shown at places such as PTA meetings, senior activity centers, service club meetings, faith-based centers and other community-organization meetings. Some examples of videos available include:
August 4, 2011
DENTON, Texas -- Few Texans realize that homes in suburban areas can be at risk from wildfires. But whether you live in the forested areas or in suburbs on the outskirts of relatively treeless places, houses are at risk every year when wildfires sweep across the land. Sparks from wildfires as far as two miles away can be blown into yards and roofs.