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2018-10-02 16:15 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $1 billion to Texas cities, counties and certain nonprofits affected by Hurricane Harvey.  

2018-09-27 21:18 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas — Every disaster is different and brings unique challenges, but one thing you know it may bring is a need for money. Whether you have to pay for food, a few nights away from home, or a complete home rebuild, you’ll feel better if you’ve planned ahead.  

2018-09-26 14:58 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas — Everyone should be prepared for a disaster with a pre-packed emergency kit, full family communication plan and carefully mapped evacuation routes. People who have access and functional needs or disabilities, however, need to take additional steps to ensure they are ready for the unexpected. 

2018-09-24 19:09 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $5.8 million to the Humble Independent School District for emergency protective measures taken before, during and following Hurricane Harvey.  The district secured the campus facilities, opened an Emergency Operations Center, placed barricades, directed traffic and pumped flood water from the facilities.

2018-09-24 13:59 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas — Areas of Corpus Christi North Beach that were affected by Hurricane Harvey-caused erosion will be restored through a Texas General Land Office (GLO) project funded largely by a grant from FEMA. During Hurricane Harvey storm surge caused erosion to about 7,000 feet of North Beach, an engineered beach between the Corpus Christi Ship Channel and Rincon Channel in Corpus Christi.

2018-09-21 15:17 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $51.9 million to the Texas General Land Office as a reimbursement for the management and execution of the Partial Repair and Essential Power for Sheltering (PREPS) program following Hurricane Harvey.  

2018-09-20 13:14 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas — The first two weeks of National Preparedness Month focused on helping Americans survive a disaster by encouraging everyone to make and practice their disaster plan and learn lifesaving skills. Week 3 turns attention to the post-disaster phase, when proper insurance can mean the difference between full recovery and financial devastation. 

2018-09-17 15:56 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas — The Paws and Taws Convention Center hosted more than five decades of events in Fulton, Texas, before Hurricane Harvey tore through it in August. The beloved structure unfortunately could not be repaired, but its demolition didn’t end the Paws and Taws story or the memories created in the building. 

2018-09-13 18:11 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas — As a potential cyclone develops in the Gulf of Mexico, the National Preparedness Month campaign reminds us the most important thing to protect in a disaster is your life and the lives of those around you.  

2018-09-13 18:00 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas — Disasters don't plan ahead, but you can. Get yourself and your family ready for the unexpected during National Preparedness Month this September.