Collection: Hurricane Ike - Texas

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Declared: 09/13/2008
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September 20, 2013
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  • 02/27/2009 - Texas - Smith Point, TX Long Term Recovery Part One     Smith Point, TX, a finger peninsular jutting into the eastern side of Galveston Bay, suffered catastrophic damage from Hurricane Ike in Sept. 2008. Recently, FEMA's Don Jacks, attended a long term recovery meeting in the village of 200 and spoke with Smith Point residents and Long Term Recovery Steering Committee members, Jennifer and Fred Anderson, who talked about Smith Point's new normal.

    Smith Point, TX Long Term Recovery Part One

    Audio by Don Jacks
    02/27/2009 - Texas - Smith Point, TX Long Term Recovery Part One Smith Point, TX, a finger peninsular jutting into the eastern side of Galveston Bay, suffered catastrophic damage from Hurricane Ike in Sept. 2008. Recently, FEMA's Don Jacks, attended a long term recovery meeting in the village of 200 and spoke with Smith Point residents and Long Term Recovery Steering Committee members, Jennifer and Fred Anderson, who talked about Smith Point's new normal.
  • 02/02/2009 - Texas - Volunteers Helping the Community After Ike     FEMA's Volunteers Helping in the Community, under FEMA Community Relations, has a unique mission to assist disaster victims with the multi-faceted assistance application process. FEMA's Michel Desrosiers heads the program and spoke wth FEMA's Don Jacks on how FEMA reaches out to ease what is often described as a difficult process to receive disaster assistance and how FEMA learns about those in need of help.

    Volunteers Helping Community After Ike

    Audio by Don Jacks
    02/02/2009 - Texas - Volunteers Helping the Community After Ike FEMA's Volunteers Helping in the Community, under FEMA Community Relations, has a unique mission to assist disaster victims with the multi-faceted assistance application process. FEMA's Michel Desrosiers heads the program and spoke wth FEMA's Don Jacks on how FEMA reaches out to ease what is often described as a difficult process to receive disaster assistance and how FEMA learns about those in need of help.
  • 01/30/2009 - Texas - FEMA Help Comes in Many Languages     FEMA's Community Relations teams offer translation services to disaster victims in a number of languages. The Houston/Webster Texas Area Field Office has a team of five Vietnamese translators working a Disaster Recovery Center in the heart of Houston's Asian community. FEMA CR Specialist/Vietnamese team lead Nick Ho and DRC manager Michael Lewis explain to FEMA's Don Jacks the benefits of translating FEMA disaster assistance information.

    FEMA Help Comes in Many Languages

    Audio by Don Jacks
    01/30/2009 - Texas - FEMA Help Comes in Many Languages FEMA's Community Relations teams offer translation services to disaster victims in a number of languages. The Houston/Webster Texas Area Field Office has a team of five Vietnamese translators working a Disaster Recovery Center in the heart of Houston's Asian community. FEMA CR Specialist/Vietnamese team lead Nick Ho and DRC manager Michael Lewis explain to FEMA's Don Jacks the benefits of translating FEMA disaster assistance information.
  • 01/29/2009 - Texas - Mitigation: Build Smarter/Build Safer     FEMA Hazard Mitigation Specialists are involved in outreach efforts by staffing mitigation information tables at coastal Texas home improvement stores. Mitigation Specialist Theresa Swank explained her efforts to FEMA's Don Jacks, as well as other mitigation specialists, to encourage Texas coastal residents to build smarter and build safer in advance of the next disaster event.

    Mitigation - Build Safer/Stronger

    Audio by Don Jacks
    01/29/2009 - Texas - Mitigation: Build Smarter/Build Safer FEMA Hazard Mitigation Specialists are involved in outreach efforts by staffing mitigation information tables at coastal Texas home improvement stores. Mitigation Specialist Theresa Swank explained her efforts to FEMA's Don Jacks, as well as other mitigation specialists, to encourage Texas coastal residents to build smarter and build safer in advance of the next disaster event.
  • Following Hurricane Ikes 2008 devastating landfall in Southeast Texas, FEMA delivered more than 3,600 manufactured homes to families needing temporary housing.
Within a few months after the after the storm, families began returning their units as they moved back to their repaired dwellings or rental resources

    Jasper Storage Yard

    Video by Daniel Llargues
    Following Hurricane Ikes 2008 devastating landfall in Southeast Texas, FEMA delivered more than 3,600 manufactured homes to families needing temporary housing. Within a few months after the after the storm, families began returning their units as they moved back to their repaired dwellings or rental resources
  • How one Texas family impacted by Hurricane Ike is faring in their FEMA provided temporary home.

    Texas - One Family's Story

    Audio by Rufus Stuckey
    How one Texas family impacted by Hurricane Ike is faring in their FEMA provided temporary home.
  • When disasters happen, a large number of people want to help by donating time, talents or products. Left unmanaged, these good intentions can go to waste by creating a disaster within a disaster. In this FEMA RNN Podcast, hear how FEMA and the Aidmatrix Foundation are working together to get the right aid to the right people at the right time.

    Nationwide - Working together - FEMA & The Aidmatrix Foundation

    Audio by Rufus Stuckey
    When disasters happen, a large number of people want to help by donating time, talents or products. Left unmanaged, these good intentions can go to waste by creating a disaster within a disaster. In this FEMA RNN Podcast, hear how FEMA and the Aidmatrix Foundation are working together to get the right aid to the right people at the right time.
  • FEMA Insurance Specialist Gloria Prince discusses the purpose of the National Flood Insurance Program.

    Purpose of Flood Insurance - Part One

    Audio by Rufus Stuckey
    FEMA Insurance Specialist Gloria Prince discusses the purpose of the National Flood Insurance Program.
  • FEMA Insurance Specialist Gloria Prince encourages people who do not live in special flood hazard areas to consider buying flood insurance.

    Nature Doesn't Respect Maps

    Audio by Rufus Stuckey
    FEMA Insurance Specialist Gloria Prince encourages people who do not live in special flood hazard areas to consider buying flood insurance.
  • FEMA Insurance Specialist Gloria Prince talks about how Bridge City, TX flooded in locations not identified as special flood hazard areas proving it really can flood anywhere, anytime.

    Flooding in Bridge City

    Audio by Rufus Stuckey
    FEMA Insurance Specialist Gloria Prince talks about how Bridge City, TX flooded in locations not identified as special flood hazard areas proving it really can flood anywhere, anytime.
  • FEMA Insurance Specialist Gloria Prince explains the difference between disaster assistance and flood insurance coverage

    Limits of Disaster Assistance

    Audio by Rufus Stuckey
    FEMA Insurance Specialist Gloria Prince explains the difference between disaster assistance and flood insurance coverage
  • FEMAS Long-Term Community Program- Helping communities make a plan to build back safer, smarter, and better for the future.

    Ft. Anahuac Texas

    Video by Daniel Llargues
    FEMAS Long-Term Community Program- Helping communities make a plan to build back safer, smarter, and better for the future.
  • The Port of Galveston sustained some $100 million in damages from Hurricane Ike.
FEMAS Long- Term Community Recovery program worked with the City of Galveston to develop a plan to revitalize the port and increase its economic viability.

    Port of Galveston

    Video by Daniel Llargues
    The Port of Galveston sustained some $100 million in damages from Hurricane Ike. FEMAS Long- Term Community Recovery program worked with the City of Galveston to develop a plan to revitalize the port and increase its economic viability.
  • Galveston, Texas
April, 2009

Families in Schreiber Field Community Site in Galveston, Texas recover from Hurricane Ike, by utilizing FEMA's direct housing program.

    Schreiber Community Site

    Video by Daniel Llargues
    Galveston, Texas April, 2009 Families in Schreiber Field Community Site in Galveston, Texas recover from Hurricane Ike, by utilizing FEMA's direct housing program.
  • The saltwater from the surge of Hurricane Ike inundated over half a million acres of land in Southeast Texas, making most of it unusable for cattle.

The cattle industry estimates over $92 million in business losses from the storm.

    Southeast Texas Cattle Industry

    Video by Daniel Llargues
    The saltwater from the surge of Hurricane Ike inundated over half a million acres of land in Southeast Texas, making most of it unusable for cattle. The cattle industry estimates over $92 million in business losses from the storm.
  • High Island, TX
May 2009

Families in High Island Community Site recover from Hurricane Ike, utilizing FEMA's Direct Housing Program.

    High Island Community Site

    Video by Daniel Llargues
    High Island, TX May 2009 Families in High Island Community Site recover from Hurricane Ike, utilizing FEMA's Direct Housing Program.
  • To restore the unique character of Bolivar Peninsula, local leaders and citizens are working together to plan for their Long-Term community recovery.

    Bolivar Blueprint

    Video by Daniel Llargues
    To restore the unique character of Bolivar Peninsula, local leaders and citizens are working together to plan for their Long-Term community recovery.
  • FEMA Community Relations Specialists attend a deaf and hard of hearing community event. Using American Sign Language translators, applicants who had been affected by Hurricane Ike speak with the CR personnel to have their FEMA related questions answered.

    FEMA Community Relations Address Special Needs

    Video by mark.meytin@eyestreet.com
    FEMA Community Relations Specialists attend a deaf and hard of hearing community event. Using American Sign Language translators, applicants who had been affected by Hurricane Ike speak with the CR personnel to have their FEMA related questions answered.
  • When there is a major disaster in a community it affects everyone, individuals and businesses. Many people are torn between having to work and attending to personal recovery issues. In response, FEMA implements a pilot program that addresses both of these needs; working together with a local business and bringing recovery information directly to associates at their place of employment.

    Private Sector Outreach Pilot Program

    Video by mark.meytin@eyestreet.com
    When there is a major disaster in a community it affects everyone, individuals and businesses. Many people are torn between having to work and attending to personal recovery issues. In response, FEMA implements a pilot program that addresses both of these needs; working together with a local business and bringing recovery information directly to associates at their place of employment.
  • Many homes along the Southeast Texas coast were destroyed by Hurricane Ike.  Those homes that were built or reinforced using mitigation best practices fared better due to simple and cost-effective efforts.

Paul Strizek's house in Kemah, TX, escaped Hurricane Ike relatively unscathed despite being built almost on top of the water. His home survived because he took proper mitigation measures well in advance of the storm. Paul describes for us the steps he took and why he took them, and explains why others in the area should do the same.

    Kemah Mitigation Success

    Video by mark.meytin@eyestreet.com
    Many homes along the Southeast Texas coast were destroyed by Hurricane Ike. Those homes that were built or reinforced using mitigation best practices fared better due to simple and cost-effective efforts. Paul Strizek's house in Kemah, TX, escaped Hurricane Ike relatively unscathed despite being built almost on top of the water. His home survived because he took proper mitigation measures well in advance of the storm. Paul describes for us the steps he took and why he took them, and explains why others in the area should do the same.

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