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
November 10, 2011
AUSTIN, Texas -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency's Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program is drawing to a close in Texas, but FEMA and the state are working closely with wildfire survivors in the program to help them find suitable housing before the Dec. 9 end date.
November 9, 2011
AUSTIN, Texas -- Just two months since the Sept. 9 disaster declaration for the Texas wildfires, assistance to survivors has reached nearly $26 million, recovery officials said Wednesday. Of the total, nearly $11.8 million is for state and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recovery grants.
November 8, 2011
AUSTIN, Texas -- Texans affected by the wildfires that burned through many parts of the state starting Aug. 30 have just one month longer to register for assistance from the state and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The registration deadline is Dec. 8 for wildfire survivors in the 23 counties designated for Individual Assistance under the major disaster declaration. Dec. 8 is also the deadline to turn in applications for low- interest disaster loans with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
November 7, 2011
AUSTIN, Texas -- Wildfire survivors in Bastrop County have two more weeks to visit with state and federal specialists at the Disaster Recovery Center in their area. Although the center will close its doors at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, help is just a click or phone call away. Texans who were affected by the wildfires can still apply for federal assistance through Dec. 8.
November 4, 2011
AUSTIN, Texas -- Texans from Travis and Williamson counties who are rebuilding after the wildfires can receive a free consultation with hazard mitigation advisors from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The consultations will be available on a walk-in basis at home improvement stores in Bee Cave starting Monday.
November 4, 2011
AUSTIN, Texas -- Understanding that Texas wildfire survivors are dealing with enough stress right now, the Federal Emergency Management Agency wants to ensure everyone is aware of the nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 1 p.m. local time.