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 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.
November 3, 2011
AUSTIN, Texas -- Federal disaster aid in the form of Public Assistance reimbursements has been approved in 12 more Texas counties affected by the wildfires of late summer, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said Thursday. Briscoe, Clay, Coryell, Edwards, Hall, Howard, Kimble, Menard, Montague, Nolan, Sutton and Wise counties join the 19 other counties approved for supplementary funding from FEMA under the latest amendment to the Sept. 9 major disaster declaration for the wildfires.
November 2, 2011
AUSTIN, Texas -- Texans from Waller, Montgomery and Grimes 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 Cypress starting Friday.
November 1, 2011
AUSTIN, Texas -- The State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Bastrop will be closed Saturdays and Sundays starting this weekend. New operating hours will be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. In addition the center will be closed Friday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans Day.
October 31, 2011
AUSTIN, Texas -- Altruism is in the air in Texas. Communities are hosting barbecue fundraisers, families are baking cupcakes, musicians are singing for the cause, businesses are donating a portion of their sales and local volunteer organizations are helping with cleanup efforts. And it’s all for the sake of wildfire relief. Texans are pulling together to help wildfire survivors in dozens of communities across the state. What’s more, from elementary school playgrounds to college campuses, young Texans are inspiring neighborly acts of kindness.
October 28, 2011
AUSTIN, Texas -- Federal assistance for Texas wildfire survivors is nearing $23 million just seven weeks since the major disaster declaration of Sept. 9, recovery officials said Friday. Of the total, $10.6 million is for state and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recovery grants.