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2013-03-11 19:33 - News Release

DENTON, Texas – More than $2.7 million was recently awarded to the state of Texas by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the implementation of mitigation measures during repairs to the University of Texas Medical Branch’s (UTMB) 1902 Harborside Building. Storm surge from Hurricane Ike flooded the 1902 Harborside Building which houses medical records; payroll information; acquisitions; information systems and print shop functions. Hurricane-force winds also damaged the roof and exterior façade.

2012-10-11 20:00 - News Release

FEMA AWARDS $1.8 MILLION FOR COMMUNITY SAFE ROOM IN MERCEDES, TEXASDENTON, Texas — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $1.8 million to the state of Texas for construction of a community safe room in the city of Mercedes in Hidalgo County, Texas.   FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) will pay 75 percent, or $1.8 million, of the $2.4 million total for the project, which is being built under the Texas Safe Shelter Initiative.

2012-10-10 18:43 - News Release

FEMA AWARDS $3.6 MILLION FOR COMMUNITY SAFE ROOMS IN EDINBURGH, TEXASDENTON, Texas — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $3.6 million to the state of Texas for construction of two community safe rooms in the city of Edinburgh in Hidalgo County, Texas   FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) will pay 75 percent, or $3.6 million of the $4.8 million total for the two projects.  

2012-10-10 18:30 - News Release

FEMA AWARDS $2.4 MILLION FOR COMMUNITY SAFE ROOM IN BROWNSVILLE, TEXASDENTON, Texas — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $2.475 million to the state of Texas for construction of a community safe room in the city of Brownsville, in Cameron County, Texas   FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) will pay 75 percent or $2,475,000 of the $3,300,000 project.  

2011-10-25 04:00 - News Release

DENTON, Texas -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $19.4 million to the state of Texas for work on the Edith Irby Jones Facility at Houston’s Riverside General Hospital in the wake of Hurricane Ike. The storm severely damaged the second story roof, allowing water into the 118,000 square foot structure. The funding will cover the replacement of the entire Edith Irby Jones Facility.

2010-07-06 04:00 - News Release

DENTON, Texas -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) announced today that the Governor’s request for an extension of the temporary housing unit (THU) program has been granted for eligible Hurricane Ike survivors.  The program, previously extended to July 9, 2010, will now end January 7, 2011. 

2010-04-12 04:00 - News Release

TEXAS CITY, Texas -- The 310 Texas households remaining in temporary disaster housing units supplied by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) continue to receive priority attention from federal, state and local disaster recovery officials – in an effort to assist these Hurricane Ike survivors in transitioning to more permanent housing. "We are thoroughly committed to assisting this population," said State Coordinating Officer Ben Patterson. “Every effort is being made to help these families get back home before the temporary housing program ends July 9, 2010.”

2010-03-16 04:00 - News Release

TEXAS CITY, Texas -- As storm repairs are made to one of Texas' significant landmarks, collaborative efforts are also ongoing to preserve the historic integrity of Bolivar Peninsula's Fort Travis Seashore Park and to help reduce future storm damage to the site. Named in honor of William Barret Travis, the commanding officer of the Alamo, Fort Travis is a notable example of how the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) helps to restore damaged historic properties and mitigate any future storm damage.

2010-03-15 04:00 - News Release

TEXAS CITY, Texas -- A year and a half after Hurricane Ike made landfall on Texas' southeast coast, recovery continues with support from the state of Texas, the federal government, county and city officials and dozens of local agencies.

2010-02-08 05:00 - News Release

TEXAS CITY, Texas -- One year after the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) opened a temporary manufactured housing community site in Bridge City to provide disaster housing to 39 households displaced by Hurricane Ike, the last resident has left and the park is closing. The final Ike survivor, who resided at the Acadian Annex Community site since February of last year, has departed the temporary site.