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 7, 2011
News Release
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, said officials with the Texas Division of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Homeowners, renters and businesses in the affected counties are encouraged to register with FEMA. The application process is simple, but crucial, as FEMA may provide assistance that can address specific needs.
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
October 7, 2011
News Release
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 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 6, 2011
News Release
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 Business Administration (SBA) loan application -- Discarding it could be like throwing away money!
October 5, 2011
News Release
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 uniform -- complete with merit badge sashes -- mixed with a group of weary Arlington, Texas, Baptist men whose ash-smeared clothing and heavy work gloves indicated they’d been cleaning scorched home sites.
October 5, 2011
News Release
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 (FEMA) to apply for federal disaster assistance. Registering with 2-1-1, the Red Cross or other voluntary agencies does not register survivors with FEMA. The phone number to register with FEMA is 1-800-621-3362.

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Texas, FEMA-4029-DR (PDF 20KB)
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