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Collection: Hurricane Ike - Texas

Declared: 09/13/2008
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September 20, 2013
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  • The deadline for those impacted by Hurricane Ike is rapidly approaching.  This is a 30 second PSA announcing the February 20 deadline for FEMA assistance applications.

    Ike Registration Deadline

    Audio by Radio Room
    The deadline for those impacted by Hurricane Ike is rapidly approaching. This is a 30 second PSA announcing the February 20 deadline for FEMA assistance applications.
  • <p>Ted Maddry, Logistics Chief, Texas State Emergency Manager, addresses the Texas National Guard before they set up and execute a Point of Distribution site for survivors to receive critical supplies following a disaster. Narration performed by United States Army Corps of Engineers.</p>

    Planning and Executing a Point of Distribution (POD) Mission

    Video by John Shea

    Ted Maddry, Logistics Chief, Texas State Emergency Manager, addresses the Texas National Guard before they set up and execute a Point of Distribution site for survivors to receive critical supplies following a disaster. Narration performed by United States Army Corps of Engineers.

  • Fisheries across the Texas Coastal Region face challenges due to Hurricane Ike. FEMA's Private Sector helps the region in its recovery efforts.

    Private Sector Fisheries

    Video by Daniel Llargues
    Fisheries across the Texas Coastal Region face challenges due to Hurricane Ike. FEMA's Private Sector helps the region in its recovery efforts.
  • 03/12/2009 - Texas - DAWG HAUS - Build Stronger/Build Safer     As part of FEMA's Mitigation Branch's Community Education and Outreach Group, local technical school students learn to build houses safer and build them stronger through the DAWG HAUS project - Disaster Avoidance With Good Home Attenuating Unionization Systems. Students, using donated lumber and other materials from a local home improvement store, construct a 6 feet x 8 feet by 7 feet mitigated model of a house using FEMA plans. Hurricane straps are prevalent throughout. FEMA's Don Jacks, met students and faculty at Port Arthur, TX's Stilwell Technical School and Beaumont, TX's Taylor Technical School as they were embarking on building their DAWG HAUS.

    DAWG HAUS - Build Safer/Stronger

    Audio by Don Jacks
    03/12/2009 - Texas - DAWG HAUS - Build Stronger/Build Safer As part of FEMA's Mitigation Branch's Community Education and Outreach Group, local technical school students learn to build houses safer and build them stronger through the DAWG HAUS project - Disaster Avoidance With Good Home Attenuating Unionization Systems. Students, using donated lumber and other materials from a local home improvement store, construct a 6 feet x 8 feet by 7 feet mitigated model of a house using FEMA plans. Hurricane straps are prevalent throughout. FEMA's Don Jacks, met students and faculty at Port Arthur, TX's Stilwell Technical School and Beaumont, TX's Taylor Technical School as they were embarking on building their DAWG HAUS.
  • 02/27/2009 - Texas - Smith Point, TX Long Term Recovery Part One     Smith Point, TX, a finger peninsular jutting into the eastern side of Galveston Bay, suffered catastrophic damage from Hurricane Ike in Sept. 2008. Recently, FEMA's Don Jacks, attended a long term recovery meeting in the village of 200 and spoke with Smith Point residents and Long Term Recovery Steering Committee members, Jennifer and Fred Anderson, who talked about Smith Point's new normal.

    Smith Point, TX Long Term Recovery Part One

    Audio by Don Jacks
    02/27/2009 - Texas - Smith Point, TX Long Term Recovery Part One Smith Point, TX, a finger peninsular jutting into the eastern side of Galveston Bay, suffered catastrophic damage from Hurricane Ike in Sept. 2008. Recently, FEMA's Don Jacks, attended a long term recovery meeting in the village of 200 and spoke with Smith Point residents and Long Term Recovery Steering Committee members, Jennifer and Fred Anderson, who talked about Smith Point's new normal.
  • 02/02/2009 - Texas - Volunteers Helping the Community After Ike     FEMA's Volunteers Helping in the Community, under FEMA Community Relations, has a unique mission to assist disaster victims with the multi-faceted assistance application process. FEMA's Michel Desrosiers heads the program and spoke wth FEMA's Don Jacks on how FEMA reaches out to ease what is often described as a difficult process to receive disaster assistance and how FEMA learns about those in need of help.

    Volunteers Helping Community After Ike

    Audio by Don Jacks
    02/02/2009 - Texas - Volunteers Helping the Community After Ike FEMA's Volunteers Helping in the Community, under FEMA Community Relations, has a unique mission to assist disaster victims with the multi-faceted assistance application process. FEMA's Michel Desrosiers heads the program and spoke wth FEMA's Don Jacks on how FEMA reaches out to ease what is often described as a difficult process to receive disaster assistance and how FEMA learns about those in need of help.
  • 01/30/2009 - Texas - FEMA Help Comes in Many Languages     FEMA's Community Relations teams offer translation services to disaster victims in a number of languages. The Houston/Webster Texas Area Field Office has a team of five Vietnamese translators working a Disaster Recovery Center in the heart of Houston's Asian community. FEMA CR Specialist/Vietnamese team lead Nick Ho and DRC manager Michael Lewis explain to FEMA's Don Jacks the benefits of translating FEMA disaster assistance information.

    FEMA Help Comes in Many Languages

    Audio by Don Jacks
    01/30/2009 - Texas - FEMA Help Comes in Many Languages FEMA's Community Relations teams offer translation services to disaster victims in a number of languages. The Houston/Webster Texas Area Field Office has a team of five Vietnamese translators working a Disaster Recovery Center in the heart of Houston's Asian community. FEMA CR Specialist/Vietnamese team lead Nick Ho and DRC manager Michael Lewis explain to FEMA's Don Jacks the benefits of translating FEMA disaster assistance information.
  • 01/29/2009 - Texas - Mitigation: Build Smarter/Build Safer     FEMA Hazard Mitigation Specialists are involved in outreach efforts by staffing mitigation information tables at coastal Texas home improvement stores. Mitigation Specialist Theresa Swank explained her efforts to FEMA's Don Jacks, as well as other mitigation specialists, to encourage Texas coastal residents to build smarter and build safer in advance of the next disaster event.

    Mitigation - Build Safer/Stronger

    Audio by Don Jacks
    01/29/2009 - Texas - Mitigation: Build Smarter/Build Safer FEMA Hazard Mitigation Specialists are involved in outreach efforts by staffing mitigation information tables at coastal Texas home improvement stores. Mitigation Specialist Theresa Swank explained her efforts to FEMA's Don Jacks, as well as other mitigation specialists, to encourage Texas coastal residents to build smarter and build safer in advance of the next disaster event.
  • How one Texas family impacted by Hurricane Ike is faring in their FEMA provided temporary home.

    Texas - One Family's Story

    Audio by Rufus Stuckey
    How one Texas family impacted by Hurricane Ike is faring in their FEMA provided temporary home.
  • When disasters happen, a large number of people want to help by donating time, talents or products. Left unmanaged, these good intentions can go to waste by creating a disaster within a disaster. In this FEMA RNN Podcast, hear how FEMA and the Aidmatrix Foundation are working together to get the right aid to the right people at the right time.

    Nationwide - Working together - FEMA & The Aidmatrix Foundation

    Audio by Rufus Stuckey
    When disasters happen, a large number of people want to help by donating time, talents or products. Left unmanaged, these good intentions can go to waste by creating a disaster within a disaster. In this FEMA RNN Podcast, hear how FEMA and the Aidmatrix Foundation are working together to get the right aid to the right people at the right time.
  • FEMA Insurance Specialist Gloria Prince discusses the purpose of the National Flood Insurance Program.

    Purpose of Flood Insurance - Part One

    Audio by Rufus Stuckey
    FEMA Insurance Specialist Gloria Prince discusses the purpose of the National Flood Insurance Program.
  • FEMA Insurance Specialist Gloria Prince encourages people who do not live in special flood hazard areas to consider buying flood insurance.

    Nature Doesn't Respect Maps

    Audio by Rufus Stuckey
    FEMA Insurance Specialist Gloria Prince encourages people who do not live in special flood hazard areas to consider buying flood insurance.
  • FEMA Insurance Specialist Gloria Prince talks about how Bridge City, TX flooded in locations not identified as special flood hazard areas proving it really can flood anywhere, anytime.

    Flooding in Bridge City

    Audio by Rufus Stuckey
    FEMA Insurance Specialist Gloria Prince talks about how Bridge City, TX flooded in locations not identified as special flood hazard areas proving it really can flood anywhere, anytime.
  • FEMA Insurance Specialist Gloria Prince explains the difference between disaster assistance and flood insurance coverage

    Limits of Disaster Assistance

    Audio by Rufus Stuckey
    FEMA Insurance Specialist Gloria Prince explains the difference between disaster assistance and flood insurance coverage
  • El huracan Ike impacto las costas del Golfo de Mexico el 13 de septiembre de 2008. Las comunidades afectadas han trabajado sin parar para recuperarse de la tormenta y reconstruir sus vidas.

    Un ano despues del huracan Ike

    Video by Daniel Llargues
    El huracan Ike impacto las costas del Golfo de Mexico el 13 de septiembre de 2008. Las comunidades afectadas han trabajado sin parar para recuperarse de la tormenta y reconstruir sus vidas.