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

October 24, 2011
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- With millions of dollars in recovery funds flowing to Texans whose homes were damaged or destroyed during the wildfires, state and federal emergency management officials are offering some sound advice: hire legitimate contractors for your repair or reconstruction jobs.
October 21, 2011
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- Dec. 8 is the final day for Texas wildfire survivors in 23 counties to register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).  The Texas Division of Emergency Management and FEMA, however, encourage homeowners, renters and business owners who want federal assistance to register today -- before holiday pressures start to mount.
October 21, 2011
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- Federal assistance for survivors of the Texas wildfires has topped $18.8 million just six weeks since the presidential disaster declaration, recovery officials said Friday. That amount includes $10 million in approved state and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recovery grants.
October 20, 2011
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- Wildfire survivors with serious unmet needs even after receiving state and federal disaster assistance can get additional help through a free, one-on-one support program. The program pairs survivors with a case manager whose sole job is to help them through the recovery process.
October 20, 2011
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- Wildfire survivors in Marion and Henderson counties can meet with state and federal specialists at recovery centers opening soon in area communities.  Starting Saturday, 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:
October 19, 2011
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- Texans working to recover from the recent wildfires have a lot on their plates, and mistakes can happen. Making a mistake during the registration process and not correcting it, however, could prove costly. The Texas Division of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) want to remind Texans to provide accurate and verifiable information when applying for assistance.

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Texas, FEMA-4029-DR (PDF 20KB)
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