News Releases for Texas Wildfires (DR-4029)

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Monday, June 17, 2013 - 12:30
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...
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 07:47
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. Since the...
Friday, April 6, 2012 - 00:00
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...
Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 00:00
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...
Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 00:00
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...
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- Even as much of the state remains in drought conditions, Texans should still consider purchasing flood insurance now. Following a season of historic wildfires and a continuing...
Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- Six months since the late-summer wildfires in Bastrop and 22 other Texas counties, the Federal Emergency Management Agency wants survivors to know they can still contact FEMA or the...
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- As spring arrives in the Lone Star State, recovery from the historic wildfires of late summer 2011 is well under way. There is still work to be done, but the diligent efforts of...
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas —Nearly six months into the response and recovery effort following the late-summer Texas wildfires, more than $42 million in state and federal assistance is getting to wildfire...
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- As Texans continue to recover from the 2011 wildfires, some may find they have needs that extend beyond the scope of state and federal assistance. That’s when community-based long-...
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas – Local governments and other public entities in 30 Texas counties hit by wildfires from Aug. 30 to Dec. 31, 2011, have 10 days to submit official requests for federal assistance, the...
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas, -- Michael Forstner and James Dixon, two of Texas’ distinguished authorities on the endangered Houston toad, have joined the team of biologists that is helping to ensure the steady...
Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- Five months since a Sept. 9 major disaster declaration for the Texas wildfires, assistance to survivors and affected communities has topped $39 million, recovery officials said...
Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- Federal disaster aid in the form of Public Assistance reimbursements has been approved for 30 additional Texas counties affected by wildfires in 2011, the Texas Division of Emergency...
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- More than $1 million in additional disaster assistance is getting to wildfire survivors as a result of a new initiative launched by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in...
Thursday, January 12, 2012 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- More than 80 percent of wildfires in Texas now strike within two miles of suburban communities. What’s more, the desire to live closer to nature has driven many Texans out of major...
Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- Ensuring the protection of the endangered Houston toad while maintaining the brisk pace of Bastrop County’s recovery from the Labor Day 2011 wildfires was the subject of a meeting...
Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- Almost four months since a Sept. 9 major disaster declaration for the Texas wildfires, assistance to survivors and affected communities is at nearly $36 million, recovery officials...
Wednesday, January 4, 2012 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- Time is running out for Texas wildfire survivors to register for potential recovery assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The deadline is Friday, Jan. 6 at...
Thursday, December 29, 2011 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas – Texas wildfire survivors in 23 counties have just one week to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for potential state and federal recovery assistance. The...

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