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Texas Hurricane Katrina (EM-3216)

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Incident period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005
Emergency Declaration declared on September 02, 2005


January 29, 2007 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded $2.36 million to the State of Texas to reimburse the City of Houston for additional disaster-related services provided to Hurricane Katrina evacuees.

August 30, 2006 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will end its emergency sheltering and interim housing program for most recipients on Thursday, Aug. 31, recapping a successful year of providing rental assistance in two major forms for more than a hundred thousand evacuee households from the 2005 hurricanes. Currently, about 107,000 households are in FEMA's individual assistance rental program and thousands of others have been converted to the program from the interim housing programs operated by public housing agencies with program funding from FEMA.

August 29, 2006 - News Release

]]>*/ ]]> */ AUSTIN, Texas -- Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast Aug. 29, 2005. Below is a summary of information related to Katrina recovery efforts in Texas.

Financial Assistance

If and when individual assistance money is approved for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every 24 hours.

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $519,293,968.26 $520,684,659.90 n/a
Last Updated: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 07:46 (Updated daily)

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