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

September 29, 2011
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offers Texans a quick way to stay current on disaster recovery operations related to the wildfires: Become a Twitter follower of FEMA Region 6 at www.twitter.com/femaregion6. With more than 2,000 Twitter followers and counting, FEMA’s Denton, Texas-based regional office supports Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. With disaster recovery operations under way in Texas, FEMA is striving to reach more Texans via Twitter.
September 28, 2011
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- Recovering from Texas' recent wildfire disaster can be a daunting experience, and it can be even more overwhelming when you have lost important records needed for your recovery. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) offer the following contact information for Texans who have to replace important documents that may be required for identification purposes or to show proof of occupancy:
September 28, 2011
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas – Wildfire survivors in six more Texas counties — Anderson, Caldwell, Fayette, Henderson, Hill and Rusk — can now apply for state and federal recovery assistance, as those counties were added Wednesday to the state’s Sept. 9 presidential disaster declaration.
September 27, 2011
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- Wildfire survivors in Cass and Marion counties can meet with state and federal specialists at recovery centers opening in area communities this week and next. Starting Thursday, 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:
September 27, 2011
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- State and federal emergency management officials have three important messages for renters who lost their homes or personal property as a result of the recent wildfires: Register, register, register! Help from the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is available to eligible Texans in 16 counties who lived in apartments or other rental units before the wildfires -- but they must first register with FEMA.
September 26, 2011
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas wildfire survivors who have registered for disaster aid should remember that keeping in touch with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) may result in quicker assistance. Some displaced families may have changed addresses while looking for suitable housing. FEMA recommends that survivors make sure they update their address and phone number whenever either changes during the recovery period. By not providing current information survivors could miss important correspondence or phone calls regarding their applications for assistance.

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