News Releases for Texas Wildfires (DR-4029)

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Monday, October 17, 2011 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- Texans who survived the recent wildfires -- or saw neighbors or family experience loss -- can be experiencing post-disaster stress that is as real as the destruction itself. Because...
Friday, October 14, 2011 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- Wildfire survivors in Cass and Hill counties can meet with state and federal specialists at recovery centers opening soon in area communities. Starting Saturday, specialists from the...
Friday, October 14, 2011 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- Federal assistance for survivors of the Texas wildfires has topped $16.4 million just five weeks since the presidential disaster declaration, recovery officials said Friday. That...
Friday, October 14, 2011 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- Wildfire survivors in Caldwell and Fayette counties can meet with state and federal specialists at recovery centers opening this week and next.   Starting Monday, survivors will be...
Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- Federal disaster assistance has been approved for six more Texas counties as a result of wildfires that swept through the state beginning Aug. 30, the Texas Division of Emergency...
Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas wildfire survivors who received a letter from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) stating they are ineligible for disaster assistance should remember the letter is...
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- Wildfire survivors in Walker County can meet with state and federal specialists at a recovery center opening this week in Huntsville. Starting Thursday, survivors will be able to...
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas – Temporary housing units are rolling out this week to eligible Texans whose homes were severely damaged or destroyed during the recent wildfires, officials from the state and the...
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- Wildfire survivors in Gregg, Harrison and Henderson counties can meet with state and federal specialists at recovery centers opening this week in area communities. Starting Wednesday...
Friday, October 7, 2011 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- The State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Upshur County will relocate to the Gilmer Fire Station on Saturday, Oct. 8 and Monday, Oct. 10.   The recovery center will return to First...
Friday, October 7, 2011 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- Nearly one month since a Sept. 9 presidential disaster declaration made state and federal recovery funds available to eligible Texas wildfire survivors, total assistance has topped $...
Friday, October 7, 2011 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- Wildfire survivors in Travis County can meet with state and federal specialists at a recovery center opening soon in Austin. Wednesday through Saturday, specialists from the state of...
Friday, October 7, 2011 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- Disaster assistance has been made available in Navarro County to help wildfire survivors begin the process of recovery. The county was added Friday to the major disaster declaration...
Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- State and federal officials have a key message for homeowners, renters and business owners in the 22 Texas counties affected by the recent wildfires: Complete your U.S. Small...
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- On a recent Saturday, the Volunteer Reception Center (VRC) in Bastrop, Texas, was abuzz. In a church community room that serves as the VRC quarters, 12 Houston-based Boy Scouts in...
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- Texans who experienced property damage or personal loss as a result of the wildfires and called Texas’ 2-1-1 line must still register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (...
Tuesday, October 4, 2011 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- Federal disaster assistance has been extended again as a result of wildfires that burned through drought-stricken Texas on or after Aug. 30, the Texas Division of Emergency...
Tuesday, October 4, 2011 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- If you’re a survivor of the wildfires that struck 22 Texas counties beginning August 30, following six easy steps could help smooth the path to potential state and federal assistance...
Tuesday, October 4, 2011 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- Wildfire survivors in Grimes, Houston and Leon counties can meet with state and federal specialists at recovery centers opening in Southeast Texas communities. Starting Thursday,...
Monday, October 3, 2011 - 00:00
AUSTIN, Texas -- Wildfire survivors in 22 Texas counties are reminded that disaster assistance may be available to help repair wells or septic systems that were damaged during the blazes. Officials...

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