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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.  

2019-04-09 21:33 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $1 million to Montgomery County Drainage District #6 for repairs to the Spring Creek area following Hurricane Harvey.Flooding in Montgomery County forced water backward and caused Spring Creek to flood. This caused the walls of the drainage channels into Spring Creek to collapse.

2019-04-09 17:27 - News Release

Celebrate service this National Volunteer Week, April 7-13 AUSTIN, Texas — Jessica Ortiz and her family lost everything in Hurricane Harvey. The storm’s historic flood filled their mobile home in La Grange, Texas, to within 18 inches of the ceiling, turning everything “muddy, smelly and gross.”  

2019-04-04 14:48 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas — If a natural disaster strikes, you may have your hands full making sure you and your loved ones are safe and have the essential items you need to survive. You won’t have time to gather the items you may need later to start your recovery process. 

2019-04-02 21:36 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $3.2 million to Hardin County for debris removal following Hurricane Harvey.  

2019-03-26 20:41 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $6.8 million to the Harris County Flood Control District for debris removal following Hurricane Harvey.  

2019-03-25 20:43 - News Release

 AUSTIN, Texas — As hurricane season approaches, many Texans continue to rebuild from Hurricane Harvey and other recent natural disasters, while others are retrofitting their homes to be better prepared for weather events in the future.  

2019-03-18 20:15 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas — Natural disasters affect each household differently. Some Hurricane Harvey survivors lived in hotels while rebuilding their homes, others needed to replace vehicles and furniture, and still more had to find new jobs. One thing they all had in common was a need for money.  

2019-03-13 19:07 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded nearly$4 million to the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) for help with search and rescue operations following Hurricane Harvey.  TEEX used labor, equipment, materials and contracts to direct teams who rescued stranded citizens and searched flooded buildings for survivors.