Texas Hurricane Katrina (EM-3216)

Incident period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005
Emergency Declaration declared on September 2, 2005

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

November 25, 2005
News Release
AUSTIN , Texas -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $20.55 million in grants to the State of Texas to reimburse the City of Dallas Housing Authority for expenses related to interim housing of Hurricane Katrina evacuees. The funds reimburse the Dallas Housing Authority for costs of renting housing units, paying utilities, providing furnishings and paying moving costs for evacuees.
November 18, 2005
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today the approval of a $1.38 million Public Assistance grant to the State of Texas to reimburse the Ark-Tex Council of Governments for 100 percent of eligible costs associated with providing temporary sheltering operations for Hurricane Katrina evacuees.
November 17, 2005
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today the approval of a $3.46 million Public Assistance grant to the State of Texas to reimburse the City of Dallas for 100 percent of eligible costs associated with sheltering more than 2,500 Hurricane Katrina evacuees. The evacuees were housed, fed and provided medical treatment at two separate facilities. Costs included overtime labor, equipment, materials and contract expense.
November 17, 2005
News Release
AUSTIN , Texas -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency ( FEMA) announced today the approval of a $21.54 million Public Assistance grant to the City of Austin to reimburse the city for costs of providing interim housing to evacuees from Hurricane Katrina. The grant provides 100 percent reimbursement for costs associated with providing 4,500 unit rentals; utilities; transportation for evacuees and salaries for project monitors. Move-in costs will include furniture purchase, housewares and start-up of basic food supplies.
November 12, 2005
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $101 million in public assistance grants to the State of Texas to reimburse the City of Houston for interim housing and temporary sheltering of Hurricane Katrina evacuees from the Gulf Coast.
November 12, 2005
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today the approval of an additional $8.8 million Public Assistance grant to the State of Texas to reimburse Harris County for 100 percent of eligible costs associated with providing temporary sheltering operations for Hurricane Katrina evacuees.

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