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2019-06-20 21:28 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $3.3 million to the Fort Bend County Levee Improvement District #7 working with the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) to fund Phase I of the Fort Bend County Soil Stabilization Project. 

2019-06-12 20:13 - News Release

Make a plan during Pet Preparedness Month in June  AUSTIN, Texas — Planning for hurricane season means planning for all members of your family, including those who can’t plan for themselves. Don’t put yourself in a bad situation by forgetting to prepare for your pets’ needs.  

2019-06-11 19:11 - News Release

Get insured — don’t let flooding wash away your savings  AUSTIN, Texas — Hurricane season began this month, bringing an increased likelihood of heavy rains and storm surge. If a hurricane strikes, you may not be able to prevent your home from flooding. But you can prevent flooding from ruining your finances. 

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.