All State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will be closed Memorial Day, Monday, May 28. The centers will reopen at 9 a.m., Tuesday, May 29. The FEMA Helpline will still be open. You can contact the Helpline at 800-621-3362 (voice, 711 or VRS) or 800-462-7585 (TTY).
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The State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in the city of Orange will close permanently at 1 p.m., Saturday, May 26. However, help is just a mouse click, phone call or tap on the FEMA app away.
Austin, Texas – Last August, Lenora Long awoke to furniture floating across her apartment. A 73-year-old with serious medical issues and limited mobility, she was forced out of her apartment when Hurricane Harvey moved in.Long found temporary lodging in a hotel paid for by FEMA, but she had trouble locating a home that was affordable on her fixed income. A local nonprofit offered a seniors-only apartment, but Long couldn’t accept because she relies on her two adult children for live-in care.
AUSTIN, Texas – Join the more than 30,000 Texans who have learned how to prepare their homes for natural disasters from FEMA mitigation specialists at local home improvement stores. Get ready for spring floods and for hurricane season, which begins June 1. Meet with a mitigation specialist to get tips and techniques on how to repair and build hazard-resistant homes using proven methods to prevent future flood damage.
The State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in the city of Pearland will close permanently at 6 p.m., Friday, June 1. However, help is just a mouse click, phone call or tap on the FEMA app away.The center at the following location is closing:Brazoria CountySchool District Building(Pearland Historical Society)2341 N. Galveston Ave.Pearland, TX 77581
AUSTIN, Texas — Understanding your National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policy is an important part of your preparation for hurricane season. NFIP offers two types of coverage for homeowners: building property coverage up to $250,000 and contents coverage up to $100,000.
Join the more than 29,000 Texans who have learned how to prepare their homes for natural disasters from FEMA mitigation specialists at local home improvement stores.Get ready for spring floods and hurricane season, which begins June 1. Meet with a mitigation specialist to get tips and techniques on how to repair and build hazard-resistant homes using proven methods to prevent future flood damage.
The alarms sounded as water extinguished flames from a small kitchen fire.No one was home, but most of the Orange County family’s belongings were spared thanks to fire suppression equipment installed in the FEMA Manufactured Housing Unit (MHU).Due to fire and water damage within the unit, Red Cross and FEMA worked together to place the family in a hotel. There was minor damage to the residents’ personal property. FEMA arranged for a moving company to assist the family to move their belongings out of the damaged unit. FEMA replaced the family’s MHU within 48 hours.
Texans who live in communities that do not participate in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) may face a more difficult recovery after flooding events. Homeowners, renters and business insurance generally do not cover damages from flood events, so Texans living in these communities may find that they do not have as many options for recovery from floods.A community is an incorporated city, town, township, borough, village, tribe or part of a county that can enforce its own floodplain management ordinances.
Even though the State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Fulton will close Friday, May 18, survivors can continue to get support and answers at the Aransas Pass DRC when the centers merge May 21.The Aransas Pass center, which serves San Patricio County and surrounding areas, is located at:Aransas Pass Civic Center700 W. Wheeler Ave.Aransas Pass, TX 78336Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Friday