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2019-05-17 18:42 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $4.2 million to Brazoria County for evacuations, security and emergency response following Hurricane Harvey.  County personnel evacuated nearly 1,200 people trapped by Harvey’s floodwaters, assisted with search and rescue efforts, sheltered residents and pets and worked traffic control.

2019-05-15 18:57 - News Release

FEMA philanthropy team opens window to assistance AUSTIN, Texas — After a disaster like Hurricane Harvey, it takes a village to put a village back together. Thousands of organizations have applied to FEMA for financial help with their recovery, in addition to any insurance payouts and support they have received from their local communities. 

2019-05-09 19:46 - News Release

May 5-11 is National Hurricane Preparedness Week AUSTIN, Texas — Hurricane season is on its way, and while you can’t make your home invincible to high winds and flooding, you can improve your home’s resilience. 

2019-05-06 20:13 - News Release

May 5-11 is National Hurricane Preparedness Week AUSTIN, Texas — Hurricane season is just around the corner. Don’t wait for a dangerous storm to bear down on you before preparing your home and family. 

2019-05-06 17:43 - News Release

Give your coverage time to kick in before hurricane season starts June 1  AUSTIN, Texas — If you live in a coastal area and don’t have flood insurance, now is the time to act. There are only 30 days until hurricane season, and most policies take 30 days to become effective. 

2019-05-03 13:32 - News Release

 AUSTIN, Texas — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded nearly $1.2 million to the Port Aransas Independent School District to repair Port Aransas High School following Hurricane Harvey.  

2019-04-26 14:34 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $1.3 million to the Harris County Flood Control District through the Texas Division of Emergency Management to redesign and update the district’s existing flood warning system website, www.harriscountyfws.org. The website provides a single source for issuing flood warnings and hydrological information to Har

2019-04-23 21:34 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $24 million to these three applicants for debris removal following Hurricane Harvey.  

2019-04-23 20:16 - News Release

Texas’ annual Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax Holiday is April 27-29 AUSTIN, Texas — This weekend is a great time to complete your emergency kit and gather other supplies you may need for the upcoming hurricane season, because Texas will waive the sales tax on many of those items. 

2019-04-12 13:27 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas — Hurricane Harvey destroyed thousands of homes in August 2017, sending families on long, stressful searches for new places to live. Today, many of those families are still looking for affordable long-term apartments or short-term rentals while rebuilding their homes.