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 22, 2011
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- Federal disaster aid in the form of Direct Federal Assistance and Public Assistance has been approved in Bastrop County as a result of the recent wildfires that left a path of destruction through the county, the Texas Division of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said Thursday.
September 22, 2011
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- The hours of operation are changing at the State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Bastrop. The center, at the Bastrop High School 9th Grade Academy, 1602 Hill Street, will be closed Sundays starting this week. New operating hours will be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Survivors are encouraged to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) before visiting the center. However, any survivor in need of help with registration can get assistance from an expert.
September 22, 2011
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- Wildfire survivors in Houston, Leon and Travis counties can meet with state and federal specialists at recovery centers opening in area communities this week. 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 21, 2011
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- Housing inspectors from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are working to help Texans in 13 counties whose homes were severely damaged or destroyed during the recent wildfires. Already calling on residents throughout the disaster area, FEMA housing inspectors, who all carry official photo IDs, play a key role in the recovery process. FEMA has an important message for survivors: "Help us help you."
September 20, 2011
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- As many Texans face the destruction caused by wildfires, state and federal emergency management officials are warning of another danger lurking around the corner: Scam artists could soon appear in your community attempting to take advantage of your vulnerability as a disaster survivor.
September 19, 2011
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- Wildfire survivors in Cass and Marion counties can now register for federal and state disaster assistance, as those two counties were added Monday to a Sept. 9 major disaster declaration. Thirteen Texas counties are now designated for assistance under the declaration, said officials with the Texas Division of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The decision follows a state request submitted Friday to make state and federal Individual Assistance available to eligible homeowners, renters and business owners in Cass and Marion.

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