News and Media: Disaster 4332

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AUSTIN, Texas – Approximately 6,690 Hurricane Harvey survivors have been notified that their Group Flood Insurance Policy (GFIP) will expire Oct. 24. These three-year policies end soon, so policyholders must plan now to switch to a standard flood insurance policy to ensure continuous flood insurance coverage.

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AUSTIN, Texas – On the night of Aug. 25, 2017, Hurricane Harvey roared into Texas as a Category 4 hurricane leaving a path of devastation in its wake. Three years later, work to repair Harvey’s damage remains, but with great determination and perseverance, Texas communities have made strong progress in their recovery.

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Update May 29, 2020: To continue to ease the financial burden on survivors created by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, FEMA will continue the temporary suspension on rent for disaster survivors in California, Florida and Texas who are living in FEMA temporary housing. The information below is updated to reflect the new dates. FEMA will mail a letter to all affected occupants to inform them of the continued rent suspension.

FEMA is issuing a temporary suspension on rent for disaster survivors living in FEMA housing in the following states:

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AUSTIN, Texas – Many families affected by Hurricane Harvey in August 2017 did not have flood insurance.

 

As part of its disaster assistance, FEMA provided Group Flood Insurance Policies (GFIP) to 6,704 households across counties impacted by Harvey.

 

These three-year policies end Oct. 24, so policyholders must plan now to switch to a standard flood insurance policy to ensure continuous coverage.

 

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WASHINGTON - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is raising awareness that Hurricane Harvey disaster survivors, and their friends and family, must be alert for false rumors, scams, identity theft, and fraud. Although many Americans are working hard to help their neighbors now, during chaotic times, some will always try to take advantage of the most vulnerable. 

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PDFs, Graphics & Multimedia

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Hurricane Harvey 5 Years Later By The Numbers Graphic
Hurricane Harvey 5 Years Later By The Numbers Graphic

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Fort Bend County Levee Improvement District, NO. 7 Brazos River Bank Stabilization Project

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DR-4332-0035-TX Draft Public Notice

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2017 Hurricane Season FEMA After Action Report

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Texas; FEMA-4332-DR

Reported mandated by Congress on Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA) information for FEMA-4332-DR- Texas for Hurricane Harvey during the period of August 23 to September 15, 2017.

Man in a light blue vest with FEMA imprinted in the back faces the crowd of survivors waiting for help
Disaster Recovery Center in Houston

Houston TX -Paul Chaney is part of the FEMA Surge Capacity Force working at a Disaster Recovery Center in Houston. During a declared disaster, FEMA deploys designated personnel from select DHS components, and other federal agencies, to the response. These volunteers leave their regular Federal agency jobs to deploy for up to 45 days to a disaster location (Photo by Steve Zumwalt/FEMA)

A Team Rubicon volunteer dumps a wheelbarrow full of debris on a debris pile in front of a home
Team Rubicon Help Hurricane Harvey Survivors

Friendswood TX - Team Rubicon volunteer from Australia dumps a wheelbarrow full of debris on a debris pile in front of a home. Team Rubicon is an American non-government organization (NGO) bringing the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams. (Photo by Steve Zumwalt/FEMA)

 Hurricane Harvey survivor listens to FEMA Corps Eagle 8 team
FEMA Corps Teams Reach Out to Hurricane Harvey Survivors in Robstown, Texas

Hurricane Harvey survivor listens to FEMA Corps Eagle 8 team in a rural part of Robstown, Texas in Nueces County where FEMA Corps is “pounding the ground” daily to reach out to Hurricane Harvey survivors. FEMA partners with federal agencies, the state, local communities, counties, voluntary organizations active in disaster (VOAD) and tribal entities in providing assistance to disaster survivors. Photo by Christopher Mardorf / FEMA.

Bryan Shaw with the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality (TCEQ) speaks with the media
Media Interviews a Texas Commission of Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Representative

Houston, TX - Bryan Shaw with the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality (TCEQ) speaks with the media

FEMA International Affairs and Region 6 RRCC are coordinating donations from Canada
Harvey - FEMA International Affairs and Region 6 RRCC are coordinating donations from Canada.

FEMA International Affairs and Region 6 RRCC are coordinating donations from Canada. The nation is flying a C130 from Ontario to Kelly Air Force Base in San Antonio on Sunday. Canada is donating baby products, including diapers, formula, and other items. The Salvation Army will accept the donations and the items are slated to be given to Harvey survivors.