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2019-02-04 19:54 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $8 million to the Texas Department of State Health Services for mosquito control efforts following Hurricane Harvey.  

2019-01-31 22:32 - News Release

Math Career Carnival shows Nacogdoches students they can make a differenceAUSTIN, Texas — Getting 5th graders interested in math can be hard. At the recent Central Heights Elementary School Math Career Carnival, student-teachers from Stephen F. Austin State University tried games, art, prizes and other techniques. But it was the thrill of helping their community that captured kids’ imaginations.

2019-01-30 15:31 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas — Hurricane Harvey survivors living in temporary housing units (THUs) provided by FEMA and the Texas General Land Office (GLO) need to solidify their housing plans leading into Feb. 25.  

2019-01-22 22:27 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas — Hurricane Harvey survivors who live in FEMA-provided temporary housing units (THUs) are required to meet with advisers from FEMA or the Texas General Land Office (GLO) at least once a month. These advisers help survivors solidify a permanent housing plan, connect them with housing and funding resources, and ensure they are making progress toward recovery. 

2019-01-22 21:25 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $13.6 million to Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) following Hurricane Harvey.  The two grants provide funding for emergency ice and water distribution as well as a shelter for disaster survivors in Port Arthur. 

2019-01-07 20:15 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $1.1 million to reimburse the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) for housing employees in the Beaumont area following Hurricane Harvey.  

2018-12-27 18:46 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded nearly $10.7 million to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) following Hurricane Harvey.  The commission opened two shelters for displaced survivors in Port Arthur and Orange. The shelters operated from mid-September to mid-October after Harvey’s August 2017 landfall.  

2018-12-18 19:18 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $2.7 million to Victoria County for debris removal following Hurricane Harvey.  An estimated 158,501 cubic yards of construction, demolition and vegetative debris was collected and removed after the storm.  

2018-12-17 22:44 - News Release

The holiday season triggers stress for many who have lived through a natural disaster AUSTIN, Texas — The water has receded, homes have been rebuilt and Texans have resumed their daily activities, but scars remain for many Hurricane Harvey survivors, just below the surface. 

2018-12-17 21:24 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $11.5 million to Orange County for debris removal following Hurricane Harvey.