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September 13, 2008
WASHINGTON – Emergency management officials are appealing to residents of Texas and Louisiana who evacuated in advance of Hurricane Ike's landfall to stay put. "This hurricane has caused devastation...
September 13, 2008
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Bush?s major disaster declaration issued for Texas. Assistance for...
September 13, 2008
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Bush's major disaster declaration issued for Louisiana. Assistance for...
September 12, 2008
AUSTIN, Texas -- The state of Texas and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urge residents traveling inland ahead of Hurricane Ike to arrive prepared if they are seeking refuge in an...
September 11, 2008
AUSTIN, Texas -- As local, state and federal officials brace for Hurricane Ike to make landfall, the hope is that families and businesses are ready too.  If someone still needs to prepare, here are...
September 11, 2008
Watch for Inland Flooding, Tornadoes, and Downed Trees and Power Lines AUSTIN, TX -- Hurricanes are not merely coastal events or wind events. Inland flooding, tornadoes, downed trees and power lines...
September 11, 2008
BATON ROUGE, La. -- All Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) throughout the state will remain closed until further notice due to severe weather predictions, state and federal disaster officials announced...
September 11, 2008
With Hurricane Ike threatening Texas, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with its federal partners, is assisting the state by providing equipment and resources necessary...
September 11, 2008
AUSTIN, Texas -- The state of Texas and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) advise residents that if evacuation is necessary in your area for the approaching hurricane, it is critical that you...
September 11, 2008
BATON ROUGE, La. -- If residents purchased or rented generators in the aftermath of Hurricane Gustav, they must show that it was to support a documented medical need in order to receive reimbursement...
September 11, 2008
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The President today announced an emergency declaration for the state of Louisiana and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local response efforts due to the emergency...
September 11, 2008
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Bush's emergency disaster declaration issued for Louisiana. "Emergency"...
September 10, 2008
AUSTIN, Texas -- Working with the state of Texas, the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is coordinating the efforts of many federal partners as Hurricane...
September 10, 2008
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The President today announced an emergency declaration for the state of Texas and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local response efforts due to the emergency...
September 10, 2008
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Bush's emergency disaster declaration issued for Texas. "Emergency" is...
September 9, 2008
McALLEN, Texas -- The two FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers in Hidalgo County and one in Cameron County will close at 6:00 p.m. today, Tuesday, September 9, as FEMA personnel from the Joint Field Office...
September 8, 2008
AUSTIN, Texas -- Are you and your family ready for the next big storm? Thousands of Texans had to evacuate from the Gulf Coast ahead of Hurricane Gustav, and many more hunkered down in place. More...
September 8, 2008
AUSTIN, Texas -- The better you protect your business before a hurricane, the quicker you can get back in business after it all blows over. That's vital, because small businesses are the backbone of...
September 7, 2008
BATON ROUGE, La. -- A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open today in Houma to assist residents who had damage or losses from Hurricane Gustav, according to Governor?s Office of Homeland Security...
September 7, 2008
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Louisiana citizens can sign up for the Blue Roof program beginning today. The program is open to those who qualify, as follows: Have a photo ID such as driver's license or...

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