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2019-08-23 14:38 - News Release

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.

2019-08-22 16:02 - News Release

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.

2019-08-21 19:43 - News Release

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. 

2019-08-14 15:08 - News Release

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.

2019-08-12 16:29 - News Release

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.  

2019-08-08 17:41 - News Release

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. 

2019-08-05 20:05 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $1 million to League City for emergency communications, evacuations and sheltering following Hurricane Harvey.  

2019-08-01 20:24 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas — When Hurricane Harvey flooded Beaumont in August 2017, it didn’t only affect local people and businesses — it shut down one of the most important ports for the U.S. economy. FEMA and Port of Beaumont leadership knew they needed to work together to get the international shipping hub back online as quickly as possible.  

2019-07-29 15:55 - News Release

 AUSTIN, Texas — Southwood Crossing apartments in Port Arthur filled with up to 5 feet of water during Hurricane Harvey in August 2017, resulting in mold growth at 102 units managed by the Port Arthur Housing Authority.  

2019-07-16 19:07 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $4.6 million to the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, an eligible nonprofit organization, for repair and replacement at several facilities following Hurricane Harvey.