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2018-09-06 17:51 - News Release

The date for registering for federal disaster assistance has passed, but that doesn’t mean FEMA and its partners are done helping. There is still a lot of work to be done. Survivors still have resources they can rely on to continue rebuilding their homes and lives. The steps survivors take to stay on the road to recovery are very important.   Survivors can: 

2018-09-04 19:16 - News Release

AUSTIN, TX. – Insured survivors of the June 19 to July 13, 2018 severe storms and flooding may be eligible for extra flood insurance benefits from the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). 

2018-08-28 20:10 - News Release

AUSTIN, TX – If disaster strikes once, it can strike again. Make sure you remain eligible for assistance from the federal government by buying and maintaining flood insurance. Some residents in high-risk areas must maintain flood coverage or risk missing out on future federal aid. 

2018-08-28 20:07 - News Release

AUSTIN, TX– The deadline for registering for federal disaster assistance is one week away, and disaster recovery centers will be closing. But the assistance doesn’t stop when FEMA leaves. After the centers close, survivors whose homes or businesses were affected by the severe storms and flooding can still get updates about applications, learn about the appeals process or check the status of their claim the following ways:

2018-08-21 19:28 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas — Residents of Cameron, Hidalgo and Jim Wells counties whose dwellings were damaged from the recent floods should have made appropriate insurance claims by now. But sometimes insurance carriers take weeks to dispatch an adjuster and to settle claims. Survivors have two weeks left to register with FEMA for federal disaster assistance.  

2018-08-20 19:03 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas – Disaster survivors from Hidalgo, Cameron and Jim Wells counties who are rebuilding and repairing their homes can visit local home improvement stores to get free hazard mitigation consultations from FEMA mitigation representatives. 

2018-08-20 16:09 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas – When disaster strikes, many people think they have only FEMA to help them recover. But in fact FEMA is only one of myriad agencies and organizations ready to provide assistance to those affected by calamities, both natural and manmade.  

2018-08-20 16:07 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas – Having the proper supplies on hand is key to being prepared during this year’s hurricane season, which lasts through the end of November. Keep your supplies in an easy-to-carry emergency-preparedness kit that you can use at home or take with you in case you must evacuate. At a minimum, you should have these basic supplies: 

2018-08-15 16:15 - News Release

Before considering new construction and repairs on property located in flood-hazard areas, survivors of the severe storms in Hidalgo, Cameron and Jim Wells counties are urged to consult local building officials to obtain floodplain development permits. 

2018-08-10 19:14 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas – Disaster survivors from Hidalgo, Cameron and Jim Wells counties who are rebuilding and repairing their homes can visit local home improvement stores to get free hazard mitigation consultations from FEMA mitigation representatives.