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2019-12-23 16:38 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas – A Houston-area mom is sharing her Hurricane Harvey recovery story this holiday season, along with the importance of always being prepared for flood events. 

2019-12-17 17:36 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas – FEMA has awarded $1.5 million to Orange County, through the Texas Division of Emergency Management, to fund the elevation of 12 flood-prone homes, impacted by Hurricane Harvey, as part of FEMAs Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). Federal grant funding will provide 75% of the cost of this project, and a local match will provide 25%.  

2019-12-13 20:23 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas – La ciudad de Dickinson se beneficiará de varias mejoras de mitigación como parte de las reparaciones que realiza con la ayuda del programa de Asistencia Pública (PA, por sus siglas en inglés) de la Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias (FEMA, por sus siglas en inglés) después del huracán Harvey.  Cuatro proyectos de PA cuentan con medidas de mitigación adjuntas:

2019-12-12 15:57 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas – The City of Dickinson will benefit from several mitigation improvements as a part of its FEMA Public Assistance (PA) repairs following Hurricane Harvey.  Four PA projects have mitigation measures attached:

2019-12-04 14:54 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas – FEMA has awarded more than $8.9 million to Brazoria County, through the Texas Division of Emergency Management, to fund the elevation of 70 flood-prone homes as part of FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). Federal grant funding will provide 75% of the cost of this project, and a local match will provide 25%.  

2019-11-15 15:31 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas — Recovering from a hurricane can be a long, process. But if you stick to the process, it often pays off. “There were a few times I thought about giving up,” Sabrina Vanduser said as her grandmother moved into a brand new home. It is a lot to handle, especially [because] you have to get on with your life and do your other stuff.” 

2019-10-30 15:11 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas — Billy Capers’ mobile home in La Grange was completely submerged by Hurricane Harvey’s floodwaters in 2017.  “The first time they let us back to the house, it was just goop,” said Billy’s mother, Sharon Kramer. “You could tell it had been totally up to the ceiling.” 

2019-10-17 16:15 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas – More than two years after Hurricane Harvey hit the Gulf Coast, some children in Orange County are still struggling as they try to deal with loss and change. To help combat these feelings and prepare children for future events, Orange County Disaster Rebuild, a long-term recovery group, sponsored Camp Noah at the North Orange Baptist Church this summer.  

2019-10-10 20:16 - News Release

A former golf course is now an innovative park designed to hold 500 million gallons of stormwater AUSTIN, Texas — Hurricane Harvey flooded thousands of Texas homes in August 2017, but about 150 in Clear Lake City stayed dry because of an innovative collaboration between the local water authority and the community.  

2019-10-03 16:54 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas – Like everyone else, business owners need to prepare for potential disasters, and buying a policy from the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is a great place to begin those preparations.Business owners can purchase up to $500,000 in coverage for buildings and up to $500,000 for business content coverage through the NFIP. Direct physical damage to a building, such as foundations, pumping systems and water heaters, or contents, such as furniture and fixtures, from a flood is covered by the policy.