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2019-06-04 18:13 - News Release

Record crowd for Texas SandFest gives reason for optimism AUSTIN, Texas — Texas SandFest drew a record 35,000 people April 26-28, encouraging business owners that Port Aransas is on its way to recovery. With nearly all the city’s retailers and restaurants re-opened, residents are beginning to feel like things are getting back to normal.  

2019-05-30 18:56 - News Release

Get yourself and your family ready AUSTIN, Texas — Eight hurricanes and seven other named storms formed in the Atlantic Ocean last year, raining destruction on some Southeastern communities and threatening many more.  

2019-05-22 15:27 - News Release

Mental Health Awareness Month fights stigma and spreads knowledge AUSTIN, Texas — May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and there is no better time to assess your own stress levels and find ways to improve your coping skills. 

2019-05-21 20:46 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas – Rebuilding after a disaster can present opportunities as well as challenges. The challenges include getting the job done quickly and efficiently. The opportunities involve rebuilding stronger and better.  

2019-05-17 18:42 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $4.2 million to Brazoria County for evacuations, security and emergency response following Hurricane Harvey.  County personnel evacuated nearly 1,200 people trapped by Harvey’s floodwaters, assisted with search and rescue efforts, sheltered residents and pets and worked traffic control.

2019-05-15 18:57 - News Release

FEMA philanthropy team opens window to assistance AUSTIN, Texas — After a disaster like Hurricane Harvey, it takes a village to put a village back together. Thousands of organizations have applied to FEMA for financial help with their recovery, in addition to any insurance payouts and support they have received from their local communities. 

2019-05-09 19:46 - News Release

May 5-11 is National Hurricane Preparedness Week AUSTIN, Texas — Hurricane season is on its way, and while you can’t make your home invincible to high winds and flooding, you can improve your home’s resilience. 

2019-05-06 20:13 - News Release

May 5-11 is National Hurricane Preparedness Week AUSTIN, Texas — Hurricane season is just around the corner. Don’t wait for a dangerous storm to bear down on you before preparing your home and family. 

2019-05-06 17:43 - News Release

Give your coverage time to kick in before hurricane season starts June 1  AUSTIN, Texas — If you live in a coastal area and don’t have flood insurance, now is the time to act. There are only 30 days until hurricane season, and most policies take 30 days to become effective. 

2019-05-03 13:32 - News Release

 AUSTIN, Texas — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded nearly $1.2 million to the Port Aransas Independent School District to repair Port Aransas High School following Hurricane Harvey.