Texas Wildfires (DR-4029)
Incident period: August 30, 2011 to December 31, 2011
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 9, 2011
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
March 14, 2012
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 drought, the flood risk for Texans is higher because of a loss of trees and other vegetation with healthy roots that soak up rainwater, according to hazard mitigation specialists with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Storm runoff produced during a rain event can cause severe erosion, mudslides and flooding.
March 8, 2012
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 state of Texas to get questions answered or to get referrals for help with any unmet needs.
February 29, 2012
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 thousands of survivors and countless other Texans are making a visible difference. Lending a helping hand are the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), partners in the recovery effort along with other federal agencies, local governments and dozens of volunteer organizations across Texas.
February 29, 2012
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 survivors and their communities. The following is a quick look at other numbers of importance, as of Feb. 29: 1 - County was named in the original Sept. 9, 2011, disaster declaration: Bastrop County.
February 22, 2012
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-term recovery groups can step in, providing the three resources wildfire survivors most often need: money, materials or manpower.
February 21, 2012
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 Texas Division of Emergency Management and Federal Emergency Management Agency said Tuesday.