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.”
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
AUSTIN, Texas — The Town of Fulton will begin rebuilding the 1,200-foot Fulton Fishing Pier this Saturday alongside the new Fulton Convention Center—Paws and Taws Building, which workers began erecting late last month. The two structures’ reopening, slated for January, will mark a milestone in the recovery of a town devastated by Hurricane Harvey two years ago.
AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded over $2.7 million to Orange County through the Texas Division of Emergency Management to fund a project to acquire and demolish 20 structures impacted by flooding from Hurricane Harvey that may be at risk from future flood events.Acquiring and demolishing these properties will provide an effective, long-term solution to mitigate the risks and prevent future flood losses.
AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $1 million to the Port Aransas Independent School District for repairs to its athletic fields following Hurricane Harvey.
AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $5.6 million to the City of Friendswood through the Texas Division of Emergency Management to purchase and demolish 26 flood-prone homes impacted by Hurricane Harvey.