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2016-10-07 16:16 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas—Federal officials today announced more than $2.1 million had been approved to install and lease for 18 months the Deweyville Elementary School’s temporary modular classrooms.The school was devastated by the severe storms and flooding in March. The 11 modular classrooms, which serve students in grades K-5, were available at the start of this school year while the district begins rebuilding a permanent facility.

2016-06-13 21:44 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas – Federal officials estimate more than $22.7 million in disaster assistance will help fund local governments’ recovery from the March 7-29 tornadoes and flooding.The presidential declaration on March 19 made federal assistance available to 13 Texas counties including Erath, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Hood, Jasper, Limestone, Marion, Newton, Orange, Parker, Shelby and Tyler. 

2016-05-24 14:13 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas – A team of specialists from FEMA will visit McNatt’s True Value Hardware in Marshall to offer tips and techniques to lessen the impact of disaster-related property damage.Specialists will be available from May 25-27 at the following location:Where: McNatt’s True Value Hardware, 2101 Victory Dr., Marshall, TX 75670Hours: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, May 25-27

2016-05-23 13:52 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas – Crisis counselors are available to help Texans affected by disaster-related stress in Gregg, Harrison and Marion counties.For survivors who are having trouble coping or those feeling hopeless, angry or sad—all telltale signs of stress—the Texas crisis counseling hotline will connect them with the help they may need. The toll-free number is 800-832-1009 and the line is answered 24 hours a day.

2016-05-19 16:02 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas – Nearly $40 million in disaster assistance has been approved for individuals and families in Texas whose properties were damaged or destroyed in the March 7-29 tornadoes and flooding.This includes more than $17 million in grants to help eligible survivors with home repairs and temporary rental costs and more than $2 million in grants for expenses related to personal property, transportation, medical, dental, funeral and moving costs.The deadline to register for federal assistance was May 18.

2016-05-19 15:58 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas – A team of specialists from FEMA will visit Meigs Building Material in Jasper to offer tips and techniques to lessen the impact of disaster-related property damage.Specialists will be available from May 19-24 at the following location:Where:           Meigs Building Material, 2034 S. Wheeler Street, Jasper, TX 75951Hours:            7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, May 19-207:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, May 21

2016-05-18 19:19 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas – Texas homeowners and renters who have registered for disaster assistance with FEMA following the March tornadoes and flooding are encouraged to “stay in touch,” even after the May 18 application deadline.The deadline applies to individuals with storm-related damage or loss in Erath, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Hood, Jasper, Limestone, Marion, Newton, Orange, Parker, Shelby and Tyler counties.

2016-05-18 18:54 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas – A team of specialists from FEMA will visit The Home Depot in Hood County to offer tips and techniques to lessen the impact of disaster-related property damage.Specialists will be available at the following location:Where:           The Home Depot, 415 E. Hwy 377, Granbury, TX 76048Hours:            7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 12-148 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 15

2016-05-18 18:48 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas – The disaster recovery centers in Harrison and Newton counties will close at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18, coinciding with the deadline to register for federal assistance for the March tornadoes and flooding.However, the U.S. Small Business Administration will begin operating a Disaster Loan Outreach Center at the same building on Thursday, May 19 in Newton County.

2016-05-11 20:55 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas – Texans who suffered damage or loss from the March tornadoes and flooding are running out of time to register with FEMA for federal disaster assistance.Individuals who had disaster-related damage or losses living in the counties of Erath, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Hood, Jasper, Limestone, Marion, Newton, Orange, Parker, Shelby and Tyler only have until Wednesday, May 18, to register for FEMA assistance.