Texas Wildfires (DR-4029)
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
June 17, 2013
FEMA Awards Nearly $1.5 Million for Improvements to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Bastrop County, Texas
DENTON, Texas — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded nearly $1.5 million to the state of Texas for improvements to the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Smithville, Texas. The grant will fund improvements to defense zones through vegetation management and will fortify existing buildings to better withstand wildfires. FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) will pay 75 percent or $1.48 million of the combined $1.97 million cost.
September 5, 2012
DENTON, Texas — One year after wildfires raced through Bastrop and impacted 64 other Texas counties, recovery continues with more than $63 million in disaster assistance provided to date.
April 6, 2012
AUSTIN, Texas -- Any time is a good time to safeguard your home and family against wildfires, but Texas’ April 9-13 Wildfire Awareness Week offers the perfect opportunity. The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the State of Texas suggest Texans use the week to learn their wildfire risk and get prepared.?
April 6, 2012
AUSTIN, Texas — The 2011 wildfires that raged through scores of Texas counties, coupled with the ongoing drought, underscore a painful truth: Now, more than ever, is the time to educate Texans and build firewise communities, say officials with the Texas Division of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
March 29, 2012
AUSTIN, Texas -- As wildfires raged throughout Texas in 2011, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) declared a record 55 Fire Management Assistance Grants (FMAGs) to help local governments and other applicants recoup some of their firefighting costs. Now FEMA wants to help those applicants get their money.
March 22, 2012
AUSTIN, Texas — The Federal Emergency Management Agency has just released a short video detailing a project in Bastrop County to monitor for the endangered Houston toad while pushing forward with survivor recovery from the Labor Day 2011 wildfires.
Incident period: August 30, 2011 to December 31, 2011
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 9, 2011