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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. 

2018-06-14 19:29 - News Release

 FEMA Manufactured Housing Units (MHUs) are designed to be exceptionally safe and secure temporary housing solutions. But as with all forms of housing, FEMA MHUs are at risk for damage in severe weather. Below are some practices you can follow to protect yourself, your family and your property while living in a FEMA MHU: • Never take shelter in an MHU during high winds, a tornado, a hurricane or a flood. • If severe weather is predicted, stay alert to weather warnings and comply with any evacuation orders.

2018-06-14 18:38 - News Release

Survivors moving on from the Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program as the program ends June 30 have a wide variety of resources available to them, but these resources require survivors to be active participants in their own recovery. A few of the available resources include:      FEDERAL AND STATE RESOURCES:

2018-06-14 18:24 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $51 million to the Harris County Flood Control District for the acquisition of 294 flood-prone homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey. Once the structures are removed, the land will be dedicated and maintained as open space to conserve natural floodplain functions.

2018-06-13 21:49 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas — When disaster strikes, your first thoughts will likely be of your family: “Are they OK? How Can I reach them? How can I let them know I’m alright?” 

2018-06-11 13:29 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas – Join the more than 39,000 Texans who have learned how to prepare their homes for natural disasters from FEMA mitigation specialists at local home improvement stores.