News Releases for Texas Wildfires (DR-4029)

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- With the holidays fast approaching, Texans might want to consider giving gifts that will help protect their family members and friends during a future emergency. Supplies for an...
Thursday, December 15, 2011 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- Though the embers from the Texas wildfires have cooled, many survivors in the 23 affected counties still face the heavy task of rebuilding. With a new wildfire season under way, now...
Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- Flood protection might be the last concern of Texas wildfire survivors these days. Yet Texans -- even those who live in areas not rated at high risk of flooding -- should consider...
Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- For children and adolescents whose lives were affected by this year’s Texas wildfires, the holiday season may bring added anxiety, especially if they lost their home, pets, or...
Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- Almost three months since the Sept. 9 major disaster declaration for the Texas wildfires, assistance to survivors and affected communities has topped $32 million, recovery officials...
Friday, December 2, 2011 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas homeowners, renters and business owners who suffered losses caused by the wildfires on or after Aug. 30 have more time to apply for federal disaster recovery assistance,...
Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), at the request of the state of Texas, has extended its Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) initiative for 30 days, to January 8,...
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- "How can I spend the money?" That question is being asked by many Texas wildfire survivors who have received recovery grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). ...
Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- With colder weather and the holidays fast approaching, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is urging wildfire survivors living in temporary manufactured homes to stay safe...
Monday, November 21, 2011 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- Eligible wildfire survivors can make sure they receive all available recovery assistance by simply completing and returning their U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loan...
Friday, November 18, 2011 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas wildfire survivors who are senior citizens or have disabilities are reminded that “open season” is under way through Dec. 7 to make changes to their Medicare insurance policies...
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- One of the primary missions of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in the wake of Texas wildfires is to provide disaster assistance as quickly as possible to the survivors...
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- Wildfire survivors in Bastrop County have until 6 p.m. Friday to visit with state and federal specialists at the Disaster Recovery Center in their area. Although the center is...
Monday, November 14, 2011 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- Although the record-setting, triple-digit temperatures are gone for now, Texas remains bone dry and extremely susceptible to wildfires. With that somber outlook in mind, the Texas...
Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency's Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program is drawing to a close in Texas, but FEMA and the state are working closely with wildfire...
Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- Just two months since the Sept. 9 disaster declaration for the Texas wildfires, assistance to survivors has reached nearly $26 million, recovery officials said Wednesday. Of the...
Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- Texans affected by the wildfires that burned through many parts of the state starting Aug. 30 have just one month longer to register for assistance from the state and the Federal...
Monday, November 7, 2011 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- Wildfire survivors in Bastrop County have two more weeks to visit with state and federal specialists at the Disaster Recovery Center in their area. Although the center will close its...
Friday, November 4, 2011 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- Texans from Travis and Williamson counties who are rebuilding after the wildfires can receive a free consultation with hazard mitigation advisors from the Federal Emergency...
Friday, November 4, 2011 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- Understanding that Texas wildfire survivors are dealing with enough stress right now, the Federal Emergency Management Agency wants to ensure everyone is aware of the nationwide test...

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