Collection: Hurricane Ike - Texas

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Declared: 09/13/2008
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septiembre 20, 2013
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  • State, local, federal and nongovernmental partners ready the state of Texas to deal with the impact of Hurricane Ike.

    Staging for Hurricane Ike at Reliance Center Houston, Texas

    Video by Mark Meytin
    State, local, federal and nongovernmental partners ready the state of Texas to deal with the impact of Hurricane Ike.
  • The deadline for those impacted by Hurricane Ike is rapidly approaching.  This is a 30 second PSA announcing the February 20 deadline for FEMA assistance applications.

    Ike Registration Deadline

    Audio by Radio Room
    The deadline for those impacted by Hurricane Ike is rapidly approaching. This is a 30 second PSA announcing the February 20 deadline for FEMA assistance applications.
  • Community Relations Specialist (CR) often have to meet with households face to face to help them successfully navigate the disaster recovery process. One FEMA CR specialists' efforts paid off for a community of neighbors.

    Community Relations Succeeds in Seabrook

    Video by Mark Meytin
    Community Relations Specialist (CR) often have to meet with households face to face to help them successfully navigate the disaster recovery process. One FEMA CR specialists' efforts paid off for a community of neighbors.
  • Footage of what happens at a long term recovery meeting.

    Long Term Recovery Meeting in Galveston

    Video by Mark Meytin
    Footage of what happens at a long term recovery meeting.
  • Federal, state and nongovernmental agencies work alongside local emergency managers to prepare for Hurricane Ike evacuation and sheltering needs at the Port of San Antonio Reception Center.

    Port of San Antonio Reception Center Staging

    Video by Mark Meytin
    Federal, state and nongovernmental agencies work alongside local emergency managers to prepare for Hurricane Ike evacuation and sheltering needs at the Port of San Antonio Reception Center.
  • FEMA Region 4 Response Coordination Center (RRCC) continues to track the effects of Tropical Storm Hanna while planning for Hurricane Ike's impact on the Gulf Coast. The RRCC brings together FEMA's federal partners and nongovernmental organizations to collaborate on planning for and recovering from disasters.

    Tour of FEMA RRCC in Atlanta

    Video by Mark Meytin
    FEMA Region 4 Response Coordination Center (RRCC) continues to track the effects of Tropical Storm Hanna while planning for Hurricane Ike's impact on the Gulf Coast. The RRCC brings together FEMA's federal partners and nongovernmental organizations to collaborate on planning for and recovering from disasters.
  • People with the Service Center in Denton, TX, talk about what happens when people call FEMA's 1-800-621-FEMA registration number for assistance.

    Inside FEMA's Call Center

    Video by Mark Meytin
    People with the Service Center in Denton, TX, talk about what happens when people call FEMA's 1-800-621-FEMA registration number for assistance.
  • Ted Maddry, Logistics Chief, Texas State Emergency Manager, addresses the Texas National Guard before they set up and execute a Point of Distribution site for survivors to receive critical supplies following a disaster. 

Narration performed by United States Army Corps of Engineers.

    Planning and Executing a POD Mission

    Video by John Shea
    Ted Maddry, Logistics Chief, Texas State Emergency Manager, addresses the Texas National Guard before they set up and execute a Point of Distribution site for survivors to receive critical supplies following a disaster. Narration performed by United States Army Corps of Engineers.
  • Candace Beauvais, PG, FEMA Beach Specialist under National Infrastructure Technical Assistance Contract (NISTAC), presents information regarding the rebuilding measures of Blue Water Highway in Brazoria County, Texas and FEMA's involvement under the Public Assistance Program. This road was severely damaged during Hurricane Ike and had been rendered impassable.

    Temporary Road Repair In Brazoria County

    Video by John Shea
    Candace Beauvais, PG, FEMA Beach Specialist under National Infrastructure Technical Assistance Contract (NISTAC), presents information regarding the rebuilding measures of Blue Water Highway in Brazoria County, Texas and FEMA's involvement under the Public Assistance Program. This road was severely damaged during Hurricane Ike and had been rendered impassable.
  • Faith-based and other volunteer groups provide help long after the emergency phase of a disaster has passed. Many victims of Hurricane Ike in Galveston rely on the services volunteer groups provide. Evangelical Free Church of America is one of those groups that joined the recovery effort and sends volunteers from all over the United States and Canada to assist in rebuilding damaged homes from the storm.

    EFCA Volunteers In Galveston

    Video by Robert Kaufmann
    Faith-based and other volunteer groups provide help long after the emergency phase of a disaster has passed. Many victims of Hurricane Ike in Galveston rely on the services volunteer groups provide. Evangelical Free Church of America is one of those groups that joined the recovery effort and sends volunteers from all over the United States and Canada to assist in rebuilding damaged homes from the storm.
  • Seawolf Park is located in and owned by the city of Galveston, Texas on Pelican Island. Its two main attractions are the U.S.S. Cavalla submarine and U.S.S. Stewart destroyer escort ship. Damage to the park facilities and its attractions are significant due to storm surge from Hurricane Ike.  A brief tour of the vessels and damages incurred are presented in this video as well as FEMA's plan to fund mitigation against future losses in speculation of another disaster.

    Seawolf Park

    Video by Robert Kaufmann
    Seawolf Park is located in and owned by the city of Galveston, Texas on Pelican Island. Its two main attractions are the U.S.S. Cavalla submarine and U.S.S. Stewart destroyer escort ship. Damage to the park facilities and its attractions are significant due to storm surge from Hurricane Ike. A brief tour of the vessels and damages incurred are presented in this video as well as FEMA's plan to fund mitigation against future losses in speculation of another disaster.
  • FEMA and the state of Texas have opened 2 new sites to aid eligible victims of Hurricane Ike in their housing needs as residents continue repairs on their damaged homes or find alternative housing.  The images in this video provide a brief overview of the process from the initial building of the sites to having families move in to the completed community site.

    Schreiber Field & High Island

    Video by Robert Kaufmann
    FEMA and the state of Texas have opened 2 new sites to aid eligible victims of Hurricane Ike in their housing needs as residents continue repairs on their damaged homes or find alternative housing. The images in this video provide a brief overview of the process from the initial building of the sites to having families move in to the completed community site.
  • The Village of Tiki Island is a community located on about 12 miles of canals in Texas, just across the bay from Galveston Island. When Hurricane Ike came through, it filled the canals with debris from the storm.  Almost every home in Tiki is on the waterfront and access to the canals is important to the residents. Cleanup has begun and is scheduled to be completed by April 26, 2009. FEMA is paying for the debris removal.

    Tiki Island Wet Debris Removal

    Video by Robert Kaufmann
    The Village of Tiki Island is a community located on about 12 miles of canals in Texas, just across the bay from Galveston Island. When Hurricane Ike came through, it filled the canals with debris from the storm. Almost every home in Tiki is on the waterfront and access to the canals is important to the residents. Cleanup has begun and is scheduled to be completed by April 26, 2009. FEMA is paying for the debris removal.
  • Fisheries across the Texas Coastal Region face challenges due to Hurricane Ike. FEMA's Private Sector helps the region in its recovery efforts.

    Private Sector Fisheries

    Video by Daniel Llargues
    Fisheries across the Texas Coastal Region face challenges due to Hurricane Ike. FEMA's Private Sector helps the region in its recovery efforts.
  • A Vietnamese family recovers from Hurricane Ike after damages to their home and fishing boat in San Leon, Texas

    Vietnamese Family

    Video by Daniel Llargues
    A Vietnamese family recovers from Hurricane Ike after damages to their home and fishing boat in San Leon, Texas
  • The Galveston County EOC (Emergency Operations Center) provided support to the 13 cities in the county housing, local, state and federal agencies before, during and after Hurricane Ike

    Galveston County EOC

    Video by Daniel Llargues
    The Galveston County EOC (Emergency Operations Center) provided support to the 13 cities in the county housing, local, state and federal agencies before, during and after Hurricane Ike
  • The Senior Citizen Center in La Porte, Texas hosted a FEMA for Seniors event. They learned the importance of evacuating, and how to be ready in case of a disaster.

    FEMA for Seniors

    Video by Daniel Llargues
    The Senior Citizen Center in La Porte, Texas hosted a FEMA for Seniors event. They learned the importance of evacuating, and how to be ready in case of a disaster.
  • The beaches of Galveston Island in Texas are the number one source of tourism for this coastal community. Hurricane Ike dumped debris on the beaches and in the surf as well as creating a large loss of sand all along the shoreline. Since the local economy is dependent on tourism, emergency re-nourishing of the beaches was needed. Restored beaches help recover the town's tourism base and economy as well as protecting the sea wall from future storm damage.

    Beach Restoration

    Video by Robert Kaufmann
    The beaches of Galveston Island in Texas are the number one source of tourism for this coastal community. Hurricane Ike dumped debris on the beaches and in the surf as well as creating a large loss of sand all along the shoreline. Since the local economy is dependent on tourism, emergency re-nourishing of the beaches was needed. Restored beaches help recover the town's tourism base and economy as well as protecting the sea wall from future storm damage.
  • Coastal areas are subjected to a unique set of challenges when storms strike the shorelines. Recovery often includes debris removal from beaches and surf as well as replacing sand that has eroded from the beaches thus exposing houses and businesses and damaging infrastructure. When FEMA arrives on the site of a declared disaster in a coastal region, these are some of the initial steps taken to help restore the communities and natural habitats.

    Coastal Storm Recovery

    Video by Robert Kaufmann
    Coastal areas are subjected to a unique set of challenges when storms strike the shorelines. Recovery often includes debris removal from beaches and surf as well as replacing sand that has eroded from the beaches thus exposing houses and businesses and damaging infrastructure. When FEMA arrives on the site of a declared disaster in a coastal region, these are some of the initial steps taken to help restore the communities and natural habitats.
  • 03/12/2009 - Texas - DAWG HAUS - Build Stronger/Build Safer     As part of FEMA's Mitigation Branch's Community Education and Outreach Group, local technical school students learn to build houses safer and build them stronger through the DAWG HAUS project - Disaster Avoidance With Good Home Attenuating Unionization Systems. Students, using donated lumber and other materials from a local home improvement store, construct a 6 feet x 8 feet by 7 feet mitigated model of a house using FEMA plans. Hurricane straps are prevalent throughout. FEMA's Don Jacks, met students and faculty at Port Arthur, TX's Stilwell Technical School and Beaumont, TX's Taylor Technical School as they were embarking on building their DAWG HAUS.

    DAWG HAUS - Build Safer/Stronger

    Audio by Don Jacks
    03/12/2009 - Texas - DAWG HAUS - Build Stronger/Build Safer As part of FEMA's Mitigation Branch's Community Education and Outreach Group, local technical school students learn to build houses safer and build them stronger through the DAWG HAUS project - Disaster Avoidance With Good Home Attenuating Unionization Systems. Students, using donated lumber and other materials from a local home improvement store, construct a 6 feet x 8 feet by 7 feet mitigated model of a house using FEMA plans. Hurricane straps are prevalent throughout. FEMA's Don Jacks, met students and faculty at Port Arthur, TX's Stilwell Technical School and Beaumont, TX's Taylor Technical School as they were embarking on building their DAWG HAUS.

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