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Texas Hurricane Gustav (EM-3290)

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Incident period: August 27, 2008 to September 07, 2008
Emergency Declaration declared on August 29, 2008


September 10, 2008 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas -- Working with the state of Texas, the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is coordinating the efforts of many federal partners as Hurricane Ike tracks towards the Gulf of Mexico. As with Hurricane Gustav, federal resources are already in Texas to supplement local efforts. FEMA's federal partner agencies are currently maintaining multiple teams of key personnel as well as stockpiles of needed supplies and commodities so that a response in one area does not impact on the needs of another.

September 8, 2008 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas -- The better you protect your business before a hurricane, the quicker you can get back in business after it all blows over. That's vital, because small businesses are the backbone of their local economy. A disaster-ready business will be able to recover faster and suffer less financial loss. Even more importantly, a quickly recovered business is good for the local economy, enabling employees to return to work as soon as possible, and providing vital supplies for a community working hard to get back on its feet.

September 8, 2008 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas -- Are you and your family ready for the next big storm? Thousands of Texans had to evacuate from the Gulf Coast ahead of Hurricane Gustav, and many more hunkered down in place. More storms are on the horizon, and at least one of them could be headed this way. Remember: The official hurricane season runs from June 1 through Nov. 30. That means we have almost three more months of possible severe weather. Taking a few simple precautions could make a huge difference in how you and your loved ones make it through a disaster.

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 $27,385,681.26 $27,155,370.35 n/a
Last Updated: Monday, October 12, 2015 - 06:50 (Updated daily)

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