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 13, 2011
News Release
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 the beginning, not the end, of a conversation with FEMA. FEMA encourages survivors who receive an ineligibility letter to ask the agency to revisit the decision. The letter contains information on how to submit requested documentation or file an appeal.
October 13, 2011
News Release
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 Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said Thursday.
October 12, 2011
News Release
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 stop by the center to ask questions, find out about the kinds of disaster assistance available in Walker County 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 recovery center schedule is:
October 11, 2011
News Release
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 Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said Tuesday.
October 11, 2011
News Release
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, 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 7, 2011
News Release
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 Baptist Church of Gilmer on Tuesday, Oct. 11 and Wednesday, Oct. 12.  The schedule is: Upshur CountyGilmer Fire Station120 Henderson St.Gilmer, TX 756449 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10

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