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2018-06-05 15:46 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas — The State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Dickinson will close permanently at 6 p.m., Friday, June 8. However, help is just a mouse click, phone call or tap on the FEMA app away.

2018-06-04 13:06 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas – Join the more than 36,000 Texans who have learned how to prepare their homes for natural disasters from FEMA mitigation specialists at local home improvement stores. 

2018-05-31 17:46 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas — The State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Houston will close permanently at 1 p.m., Saturday, June 2. However, help is just a mouse click, phone call or tap on the FEMA app away.

2018-05-30 22:17 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas — The State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Port Arthur will close permanently at 6 p.m., Thursday, May 31. However, help is just a mouse click, phone call or tap on the FEMA app away. 

2018-05-30 21:58 - News Release

Consultations will be available at events throughout the metro area June 2-5  Austin, Texas — Hurricane Harvey survivors with flood insurance claims can get personal advice from FEMA representatives at events throughout the Houston area June 2 and June 4-5 as part of Houston Flood Insurance Week, which runs May 30-June 6. 

2018-05-29 15:07 - News Release

Join the nearly 33,000 Texans who have learned how to prepare their homes for natural disasters from FEMA mitigation specialists at local home improvement stores. Get ready for spring floods and for hurricane season, which begins June 1. Meet with a mitigation specialist to get tips and techniques on how to repair and build hazard-resistant homes using proven methods to prevent future flood damage.

2018-05-29 13:34 - News Release

Eligible Hurricane Harvey survivors receiving Transitional Shelter Assistance (TSA) may receive an extension to stay in hotels until June 30, with check-out on July 1, as they continue working toward a permanent housing solution. This is the seventh and final extension of the temporary sheltering program. Key dates:

2018-05-24 18:01 - News Release

All State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will be closed Memorial Day, Monday, May 28. The centers will reopen at 9 a.m., Tuesday, May 29.  The FEMA Helpline will still be open. You can contact the Helpline at 800-621-3362 (voice, 711 or VRS) or 800-462-7585 (TTY). 

2018-05-24 17:59 - News Release

The State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in the city of Orange will close permanently at 1 p.m., Saturday, May 26. However, help is just a mouse click, phone call or tap on the FEMA app away.

2018-05-22 18:55 - News Release

Austin, Texas – Last August, Lenora Long awoke to furniture floating across her apartment. A 73-year-old with serious medical issues and limited mobility, she was forced out of her apartment when Hurricane Harvey moved in.Long found temporary lodging in a hotel paid for by FEMA, but she had trouble locating a home that was affordable on her fixed income. A local nonprofit offered a seniors-only apartment, but Long couldn’t accept because she relies on her two adult children for live-in care.