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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. 

2019-02-26 22:35 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $20 million to the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) for providing safety, support and security to areas affected by Hurricane Harvey.  

2019-02-21 20:23 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas — Survivors of disasters like Hurricane Harvey can be targets. Scam artists will head to disaster areas to prey on people who have already endured terrible circumstances. Posing as building contractors and other fraudulent businesses, they will try to take your money. But there are ways to protect yourself: 

2019-02-20 18:35 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $5.5 million to the Little Cypress-Mauriceville Consolidated and Hardin-Jefferson independent school districts (ISDs) following Hurricane Harvey.  

2019-02-15 18:23 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas – Floods are the most frequent—and the most costly—natural disasters in the United States, and most homeowners insurance policies do not cover flood damage.