AUSTIN, Texas—FEMA announced today more than $12.5 million is being awarded to support state and local efforts that reduce the impact of future disasters.The funding—through FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program—is provided in addition to the federal aid that supports the recovery following a major disaster declaration. This year, disasters were declared following severe storms and flooding in March, April and June; the $12.5 million in grants is the total HMGP assistance for all three.
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AUSTIN, Texas—More than 22,000 Texans battered by flooding over the last two years settled claims with the National Flood Insurance Program for over $1 billion, disaster recovery officials said today.Severe storms and flooding over the last two years resulted in six federal disaster declarations in Texas, affecting more than half of the state’s 254 counties, many on multiple occasions. Residents are still picking up the pieces from flood-related disaster declarations in March, April and May-June this year.
AUSTIN, Texas—Three major disaster declarations affecting dozens of Texas counties—some on multiple occasions—will result in nearly one quarter-billion dollars in federal assistance to repair or replace damaged infrastructure.FEMA said today that combined federal aid for severe weather disasters in May-June 2015; October 2015, and January 2016 will help fund recovery efforts for 3,087 individual projects among 569 applicants for Public Assistance.
AUSTIN, Texas—With images of damage from the May-June storms and flooding receding into a rear view, Texas individuals, families and businesses are now shifting focus ahead on the road to recovery thanks to $75.4 million in federal assistance.
AUSTIN, Texas—A U.S. Small Business Administration disaster loan outreach center will open in Angleton 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 18.Location: Brazoria County East Annex Elections Department 1524 East Mulberry St. (State Hwy. 35) Angleton, TX 77515Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday
With more than half its 254 counties eligible to receive assistance under six federal disaster declarations in the past year, Texas remains in recovery from severe storms and flooding.
AUSTIN, Texas—Disaster recovery centers in Brazoria, Fort Bend and Hidalgo counties will close Aug. 17, 18 and 19.Brazoria CountyLocation: Brazoria County East AnnexElections Department1524 East Mulberry (State Hwy. 35)Angleton, TX 77515Closing: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17 Fort Bend County
AUSTIN, Texas – Not every Texas resident who registered for federal disaster assistance following the May-June flooding will qualify for aid. However, the appeal process can ensure those affected by the storms will receive all aid for which they are legally eligible.
AUSTIN, Texas – The U.S. Small Business Administration opened a disaster loan outreach center this week.Location:Tomball Community CenterLibrary Room221 Market St.Tomball, TX 77375Hours:9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on FridaysClosed Saturdays and Sundays
AUSTIN, Texas—A disaster recovery center in Tomball, Harris County will close Wednesday, Aug. 10.Harris CountyLocation: Tomball Public Works Building501 James St.Tomball, TX 77375Closing: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10Until then, hours of operation at the center are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6 and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 8-10. Closed Sunday, Aug. 7.