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2018-06-15 19:44 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas – Join the more than 41,000 Texans who have learned how to prepare their homes for natural disasters from FEMA mitigation specialists at local home improvement stores. 

2018-06-15 16:09 - News Release

Individuals can get long-term, one-on-one help by calling 211 AUSTIN, Texas – Recovering from a natural disaster can be trying for many reasons, but difficulty navigating the available resources and support shouldn’t be one of them. That’s why disaster case managers (DCMs) are available to simplify your recovery process. They provide a single contact person who can guide you through the process, advocate on your behalf and help secure resources to address your unmet needs.

2018-06-14 21:43 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas — More than 373,000 Texas individuals or households have received financial assistance from FEMA since Hurricane Harvey, helping them meet essential needs and return to safe, sanitary homes. FEMA, however, cannot compensate survivors for all their losses or attempt to return their homes and property to their pre-disaster state. For that, survivors must rely on insurance and their own resources. 

2018-06-14 19:29 - News Release

 FEMA Manufactured Housing Units (MHUs) are designed to be exceptionally safe and secure temporary housing solutions. But as with all forms of housing, FEMA MHUs are at risk for damage in severe weather. Below are some practices you can follow to protect yourself, your family and your property while living in a FEMA MHU: • Never take shelter in an MHU during high winds, a tornado, a hurricane or a flood. • If severe weather is predicted, stay alert to weather warnings and comply with any evacuation orders.

2018-06-14 18:38 - News Release

Survivors moving on from the Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program as the program ends June 30 have a wide variety of resources available to them, but these resources require survivors to be active participants in their own recovery. A few of the available resources include:      FEDERAL AND STATE RESOURCES:

2018-06-14 18:24 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $51 million to the Harris County Flood Control District for the acquisition of 294 flood-prone homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey. Once the structures are removed, the land will be dedicated and maintained as open space to conserve natural floodplain functions.

2018-06-13 21:49 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas — When disaster strikes, your first thoughts will likely be of your family: “Are they OK? How Can I reach them? How can I let them know I’m alright?” 

2018-06-11 13:29 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas – Join the more than 39,000 Texans who have learned how to prepare their homes for natural disasters from FEMA mitigation specialists at local home improvement stores. 

2018-06-05 17:12 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas — Hurricane season arrived last week, even as thousands of Texans continue to rebuild and recover from last year’s devastating Hurricane Harvey. This season’s weather is dangerous and unpredictable, but there are steps you can take to keep your family safe in case of a hurricane and ease your transition to recovery:    

2018-06-05 16:49 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas — The State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Aransas Pass will close permanently at 6 p.m., Friday, June 15. However, help is just a mouse click, phone call or tap on the FEMA app away.