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2019-04-09 17:27 - News Release

Celebrate service this National Volunteer Week, April 7-13 AUSTIN, Texas — Jessica Ortiz and her family lost everything in Hurricane Harvey. The storm’s historic flood filled their mobile home in La Grange, Texas, to within 18 inches of the ceiling, turning everything “muddy, smelly and gross.”  

2019-04-04 14:48 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas — If a natural disaster strikes, you may have your hands full making sure you and your loved ones are safe and have the essential items you need to survive. You won’t have time to gather the items you may need later to start your recovery process. 

2019-04-02 21:36 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $3.2 million to Hardin County for debris removal following Hurricane Harvey.  

2019-03-26 20:41 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $6.8 million to the Harris County Flood Control District for debris removal following Hurricane Harvey.  

2019-03-25 20:43 - News Release

 AUSTIN, Texas — As hurricane season approaches, many Texans continue to rebuild from Hurricane Harvey and other recent natural disasters, while others are retrofitting their homes to be better prepared for weather events in the future.  

2019-03-18 20:15 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas — Natural disasters affect each household differently. Some Hurricane Harvey survivors lived in hotels while rebuilding their homes, others needed to replace vehicles and furniture, and still more had to find new jobs. One thing they all had in common was a need for money.  

2019-03-13 19:07 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded nearly$4 million to the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) for help with search and rescue operations following Hurricane Harvey.  TEEX used labor, equipment, materials and contracts to direct teams who rescued stranded citizens and searched flooded buildings for survivors. 

2019-03-12 15:36 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas — Hurricane season begins June 1, but disaster can strike any time. Make sure you’re prepared today by taking stock of your emergency kit.  

2019-03-06 18:05 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas — Texans on the Gulf Coast know each summer brings the possibility of hurricane-driven waters flooding their homes and businesses. In La Grange, Texas, about 100 miles inland, people were less prepared for the rushing water created by Hurricane Harvey, which inundated businesses, toppled homes and left hundreds without a bed to sleep in. 

2019-03-06 17:31 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas — Disaster survivors need to protect themselves. Criminals know that people are vulnerable after events like Hurricane Harvey, and they devise schemes to take advantage.