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

October 18, 2011
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas wildfire survivors who receive federal disaster assistance will not pay additional taxes, lose their Social Security or disability benefits, or face a reduction in benefits from any other income-based program, says the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). “A federal grant has no effect on a survivor’s benefits or sources of income," said Federal Coordinating Officer Kevin L. Hannes of FEMA. "Texans don’t have to sacrifice their benefits in order to receive FEMA disaster assistance."
October 18, 2011
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- Wildfire survivors in Gregg, Harrison, Smith and Rusk counties can meet with state and federal specialists at recovery centers opening soon in area communities.  Starting Wednesday, specialists from the state of Texas, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration will be on hand to answer questions and provide information on the types of assistance available to survivors. They also have brochures and other written materials on disaster recovery. The schedule is:
October 17, 2011
News Release
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 of this, free crisis counseling is available to Texans in the 23 counties designated for Individual Assistance under the major disaster declaration. The program, funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and administered by the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS), is open to any child or adult who is experiencing disaster-related stress.
October 14, 2011
News Release
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 amount includes $9.5 million in approved state and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recovery grants.
October 14, 2011
News Release
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 state of Texas, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration will be on hand to answer questions and provide information on the types of assistance available to survivors. They also have brochures and other written materials on disaster recovery. The schedule is:
October 14, 2011
News Release
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 able to stop by a center to ask questions, find out about the kinds of disaster assistance available, and pick up brochures and other written materials on disaster recovery. They can talk with recovery experts from the state of Texas, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration.  The schedule is:

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