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September 14, 2011
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- People in Colorado, Houston, Leon, Travis and Williamson counties in Texas whose homes or businesses were damaged or destroyed as a result of the recent wildfires can now register for federal and state disaster assistance. Just days after a major disaster declaration was declared for Bastrop County, Individual Assistance (IA) is also being made available to these additional counties; this follows a review of damage assessments by officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM).
September 14, 2011
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- Just days after Bastrop County, Texas, was declared a federal disaster area following the recent wildfire, more than $1 million in federal assistance is starting to make its way to disaster survivors.
September 12, 2011
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- Survivors of the Bastrop County wildfires can meet face to face with state and federal disaster recovery specialists in the town of Bastrop beginning tomorrow. Experts from the state of Texas, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will be at a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC); they will be ready to help survivors get the registration process started and inform them about a range of disaster assistance programs that may be available to them.
September 12, 2011
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- People in Bastrop County, Texas, affected by the recent wildfire are urged to take advantage of three easy ways to register for federal assistance; you may be eligible for aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes and nonprofit organizations can:
September 11, 2011
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), at the request of the state of Texas, has activated its Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) initiative, which allows eligible Texas wildfire evacuees from Bastrop County, who cannot return to their homes, to stay in hotels or motels until more suitable housing accommodations are available.
September 10, 2011
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- Homeowners, renters and business owners in Bastrop County who sustained property damage as a result of the recent wildfires are urged to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), as they may be eligible for disaster assistance. "We urge you to contact FEMA if you were affected by the wildfire events beginning on Aug. 30 and continuing," said State Coordinating Officer (SCO) Shari Ramirez-MacKay. "As Texas' federal partner in disaster recovery, the FEMA folks are here to help."
September 10, 2011
News Release
DENTON, Texas -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help fight the Pat Gross Fire in Bexar County, Texas. This follows a state request for a fire management assistance declaration. The addition of this Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) brings the total approved Texas FMAGs in 2011 to 55. "We are committed to helping our state and local partners recover from these devastating fires," said FEMA Region 6 Administrator Tony Russell. "These grants will assist in the efforts to protect life and property."
September 10, 2011
News Release
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama’s major disaster declaration issued for the State of Texas. Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required:
September 9, 2011
News Release
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal aid has been made available to the State of Texas to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by wildfires beginning on August 30, 2011, and continuing. The President's action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in Bastrop County. 

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