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 26, 2011
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- Wildfire survivors in Gregg County can meet with state and federal specialists at a recovery center opening soon in Longview. Monday through 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:
September 24, 2011
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- Disaster assistance has been made available in Harrison, Smith and Upshur counties to help survivors of the historic wildfires begin the process of recovery. The three Texas counties were 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.
September 24, 2011
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), at the request of the state of Texas, has activated its Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) initiative in 12 counties designated for federal aid under the disaster declaration for the Texas wildfires. Additionally, TSA has been extended in previously approved Bastrop County.
September 23, 2011
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- More than $5.8 million in state and federal grants is on its way to eligible Texans, just two weeks since the state requested, and received, a federal disaster declaration for the historic wildfires. Officials from the Texas Division of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) say the money is headed toward eligible homeowners and renters in 13 Texas counties: Bastrop, Cass, Colorado, Gregg, Grimes, Houston, Leon, Marion, Montgomery, Travis, Walker, Waller and Williamson.
September 23, 2011
News Release
RUMOR: There's no easy way to get true, reliable info about FEMA's disaster aid programs.FACT: Straight answers and plain facts are available from the disaster aid program experts on FEMA's Help Line. Call 1-800-621-3362 (FEMA); TTY 1-800-462-7585 to learn about aid programs and to register for disaster aid. You can talk with multilingual experts every day from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. RUMOR: It's hard to register for FEMA disaster assistance.
September 23, 2011
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas – Wildfire survivors in Waller and Montgomery counties can meet with state and federal specialists at a recovery center opening soon in their area.  Monday through 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:

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