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2019-09-12 16:43 - News Release

During National Preparedness Month, make sure you can outsmart the scammers AUSTIN, Texas — Part of being prepared for disaster is knowing how to protect yourself from criminals who prey on people in vulnerable situations. 

2019-09-10 20:52 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas — FEMA promotes National Preparedness Month each September because preparation saves lives and prevents loss. Taking a few minutes now can make a life-changing difference when disaster strikes. 

2019-09-09 19:30 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas – If you received flood insurance as part of your FEMA disaster assistance for Hurricane Harvey, you only have one year remaining on your National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) group insurance policy. Planning to renew your NFIP policy purchase is a great way to prepare for future disasters and protect you and your family from financial loss.  

2019-09-06 15:45 - News Release

Week 1 of National Preparedness Month reminds us to prepare financially for the unexpected AUSTIN, Texas — Flooding is the most common and costly natural disaster in the United States, and nearly every major Texas city is vulnerable to hurricanes or sits in “Flash Flood Alley,” one of the most flash flood-prone areas in the nation.  

2019-09-05 17:01 - News Release

Week 1 reminds us to “Save Early for Disaster Costs” AUSTIN, Texas — National Preparedness Month kicks off in September with a week dedicated to helping people learn to “save early for disaster costs.” 

2019-08-30 16:57 - News Release

Two years after Hurricane Harvey, the Port Aransas Campus is rebuilding stronger and smarter AUSTIN, Texas — When Hurricane Harvey ripped through Port Aransas in 2017, it tore off roofs, flooded buildings and destroyed a pier at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute, halting its cutting-edge research and education programs. 

2019-08-26 17:25 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas – In the two years since Hurricane Harvey made landfall, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $119 million to the City of Houston for emergency protective measures taken after Hurricane Harvey’s landfall.  

2019-08-23 19:19 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas – On the night of Aug. 25, 2017, Hurricane Harvey roared to shore on San Jose Island as a Category 4 hurricane leaving a path of devastation in its wake. Two years later, evidence of Harvey’s destruction remains, but with sweat, courage and determination, Texas survivors and their communities have made strong progress in their recovery. 

2019-08-23 14:38 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas — Galveston has begun replacing hundreds of thousands of cubic yards of sand that were eroded from its beaches during Hurricane Harvey, working to make the city safer from future storms and bolster its tourism industry. FEMA’s Public Assistance program is providing 90% of the funding for three Galveston beach restoration projects whose combined cost exceeds $14.8 million. FEMA’s share is over $13.3 million.

2019-08-22 16:02 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas — August 25, the second anniversary of Hurricane Harvey’s landfall along the Texas coast, is a great reminder to buy or renew a policy with the National Flood Insurance Program.  When Hurricane Harvey struck the Gulf Coast two years ago, it brought prolonged rain and flooding to much of southeast Texas. After the storm, about 92,000 Texans received flood insurance payouts for an estimated $8.92 billion.