News, Media & Events: Texas

Events


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Press Releases and Fact Sheets

DENTON, Texas – New flood maps have been finalized and will become effective on May 9, 2023, for Bastrop County, Texas. During the next six months, a FEMA compliance specialist will work with the community to update each floodplain ordinance and adopt these new flood maps.
illustration of page of paper Press Release | November 9, 2022
The Field Leadership Directorate, within the Office of Response and Recovery at FEMA, is searching for experienced disaster management leaders for the launch of a new National Incident Management Assistance Team (IMAT) focused on Homeland Security Incidents. This team will be tasked with responding to incidents that fall outside of the authorities of the Stafford Act but require a coordinated federal or DHS response.
illustration of page of paper Fact Sheets | November 4, 2022
Revised Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) are available for review by residents and business owners in portions of the City of Victoria and unincorporated areas of Victoria County, Texas.
illustration of page of paper Press Release | September 22, 2022