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2018-07-03 19:46 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas — July 4th is a time to enjoy the holiday and celebrate our nation’s history. But nothing ruins a good time like endangering the people and facilities around you. 

2018-06-27 18:20 - News Release

Houston’s Anderson family has benefitted from temporary lodging and repair assistance AUSTIN, Texas — Robert Anderson’s family had nowhere to go when they were forced from their Houston home by Hurricane Harvey’s floodwaters. Two of his children have cystic fibrosis, which made staying in a house potentially infested by mold or other microorganisms dangerous to their health.

2018-06-26 18:42 - News Release

Some residents in high-risk areas must maintain flood coverage or risk missing out on future aid AUSTIN, Texas – If disaster strikes once, it can strike again. Make sure you’re prepared — and remain eligible for assistance from the federal government — by buying and maintaining flood insurance. 

2018-06-22 20:35 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas – Join the more than 43,000 Texans who have learned from FEMA mitigation specialists at local home improvement stores how to prepare their homes for natural disasters. 

2018-06-22 18:42 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $2.7 million to the city of Ingleside in San Patricio County for debris removal following Hurricane Harvey.  

2018-06-21 17:29 - News Release

More than 54,000 households have successfully used TSA as a bridge to a permanent housing plan 

2018-06-19 19:27 - News Release

Prevent microbial growth by cleaning, drying or discarding contaminated items AUSTIN, Texas — Before you bring any items into your FEMA/Texas General Land Office (GLO) manufactured housing unit, protect your health by discarding or treating items that are possibly contaminated by microbial growth.

2018-06-15 19:44 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas – Join the more than 41,000 Texans who have learned how to prepare their homes for natural disasters from FEMA mitigation specialists at local home improvement stores. 

2018-06-15 16:09 - News Release

Individuals can get long-term, one-on-one help by calling 211 AUSTIN, Texas – Recovering from a natural disaster can be trying for many reasons, but difficulty navigating the available resources and support shouldn’t be one of them. That’s why disaster case managers (DCMs) are available to simplify your recovery process. They provide a single contact person who can guide you through the process, advocate on your behalf and help secure resources to address your unmet needs.

2018-06-14 21:43 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas — More than 373,000 Texas individuals or households have received financial assistance from FEMA since Hurricane Harvey, helping them meet essential needs and return to safe, sanitary homes. FEMA, however, cannot compensate survivors for all their losses or attempt to return their homes and property to their pre-disaster state. For that, survivors must rely on insurance and their own resources.