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June 22, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $2.7 million to the city of Ingleside in San Patricio County for debris removal following Hurricane Harvey.  The...
June 22, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas – Join the more than 43,000 Texans who have learned from FEMA mitigation specialists at local home improvement stores how to prepare their homes for natural disasters. Hurricane season...
June 21, 2018
More than 54,000 households have successfully used TSA as a bridge to a permanent housing plan AUSTIN, Texas — Hurricane Harvey survivors participating in FEMA’s Transitional Sheltering Assistance (...
June 19, 2018
Prevent microbial growth by cleaning, drying or discarding contaminated items AUSTIN, Texas — Before you bring any items into your FEMA/Texas General Land Office (GLO) manufactured housing unit,...
June 15, 2018
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...
June 15, 2018
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. Hurricane season...
June 14, 2018
 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...
June 14, 2018
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...
June 14, 2018
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...
June 14, 2018
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...
June 13, 2018
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?” Electricity is often disrupted by...
June 11, 2018
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. Hurricane season...
June 5, 2018
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...
June 5, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas — The State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Dickinson will close permanently at 6 p.m., Friday, June 8. However, help is just a mouse click, phone call or tap on the...
June 5, 2018
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...
June 4, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas – Join the more than 36,000 Texans who have learned how to prepare their homes for natural disasters from FEMA mitigation specialists at local home improvement stores. Hurricane season...
May 31, 2018
Hurricane season begins June 1 and we've already experienced, Alberto, the first named storm system, but it’s not too late for citizens to protect themselves and their families during severe weather...
May 31, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas — The State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Houston will close permanently at 1 p.m., Saturday, June 2. However, help is just a mouse click, phone call or tap on the...
May 30, 2018
Consultations will be available at events throughout the metro area June 2-5  Austin, Texas — Hurricane Harvey survivors with flood insurance claims can get personal advice from FEMA representatives...
May 30, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas — The State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Port Arthur will close permanently at 6 p.m., Thursday, May 31. However, help is just a mouse click, phone call or tap on...
May 29, 2018
Eligible Hurricane Harvey survivors receiving Transitional Shelter Assistance (TSA) may receive an extension to stay in hotels until June 30, with check-out on July 1, as they continue working toward...
May 29, 2018
Join the nearly 33,000 Texans who have learned how to prepare their homes for natural disasters from FEMA mitigation specialists at local home improvement stores. Get ready for spring floods and for...
May 24, 2018
The State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in the city of Orange will close permanently at 1 p.m., Saturday, May 26. However, help is just a mouse click, phone call or tap on the FEMA...
May 24, 2018
All State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will be closed Memorial Day, Monday, May 28. The centers will reopen at 9 a.m., Tuesday, May 29.  The FEMA Helpline will still be open. You...
May 18, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas – Join the more than 30,000 Texans who have learned how to prepare their homes for natural disasters from FEMA mitigation specialists at local home improvement stores. Get ready for...
May 17, 2018
The State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in the city of Pearland will close permanently at 6 p.m., Friday, June 1. However, help is just a mouse click, phone call or tap on the FEMA...
May 15, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas — Understanding your National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policy is an important part of your preparation for hurricane season. NFIP offers two types of coverage for homeowners:...
May 11, 2018
Join the more than 29,000 Texans who have learned how to prepare their homes for natural disasters from FEMA mitigation specialists at local home improvement stores.Get ready for spring floods and...
May 10, 2018
Even though the State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Fulton will close Friday, May 18, survivors can continue to get support and answers at the Aransas Pass DRC when the centers...
May 10, 2018
Texans who live in communities that do not participate in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) may face a more difficult recovery after flooding events. Homeowners,  renters and business...
May 8, 2018
No place is safe from flooding. If it can rain, it can flood. And nowhere is that truer than Texas.  Nearly every major city in Texas is vulnerable to Gulf Coast hurricanes or sits in “Flash Flood...
May 7, 2018
The alarms sounded as water extinguished flames from a small kitchen fire.No one was home, but most of the Orange County family’s belongings were spared thanks to fire suppression equipment installed...
May 7, 2018
The State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Beaumont will merge with the Port Arthur DRC on Thursday, May 31.The Port Arthur center, which serves Jefferson County and surrounding...
May 4, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas – Join the more than 26,000 Texans who have learned how to prepare their homes for natural disasters from FEMA mitigation specialists at local home improvement stores. Get ready for...
May 4, 2018
Austin, Texas – Flood insurance isn’t just for homeowners and businesses. If you are a renter, you can buy a policy from the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to cover contents up to $100,000....
May 3, 2018
The level of damage a structure sustains during a flood may have a significant impact on how the rebuilding or repair project is viewed by FEMA, local building officials and flood insurance...
May 2, 2018
Hurricane Harvey last summer showed that everyone needs to prepare for the unexpected. Even if your home or business is not in a high-risk flood area, an insurance policy through the National Flood...
May 2, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas — Property owners affected by floods often must elevate or relocate their buildings to reduce their future flood risk and meet local requirements for building or rebuilding in a...
May 1, 2018
A Month Before Hurricane Season, There’s No Time To Waste  Hurricane season begins June 1, which means homeowners and renters need to buy a National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policy today to be...
May 1, 2018
DENTON, TX — A public open house is scheduled in Aransas Pass to share flood map changes and flood risk information with citizens interested in viewing preliminary flood maps for the City of Aransas...
April 27, 2018
As Texans repair, rebuild, and prepare for future disasters, home improvement stores are partnering with FEMA mitigation specialists to provide free information to help individuals make informed...
April 26, 2018
Online processes were invaluable to FEMA in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, helping expedite hundreds of thousands of requests for assistance. But sometimes there’s no substitute for meeting someone...
April 24, 2018
The State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Beaumont and Port Arthur will no longer be open on Saturdays, beginning April 28.The DRCs will remain open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday...
April 24, 2018
The State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Aransas Pass will no longer be open on Saturdays, beginning April 28.The DRC will remain open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.DRCs...
April 24, 2018
BATON ROUGE, La. — FEMA is providing about 984 survivors of the August 2016 flood with another extension to give them additional time to remain in agency-provided housing as they complete the final...
April 24, 2018
The State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Dickinson will no longer be open on Saturdays, beginning April 28.The DRC will remain open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.DRCs...
April 24, 2018
The State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Fulton will no longer be open on Mondays, beginning April 30.The DRC will remain open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, as well as...
April 20, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas – As Texans build, rebuild or repair their homes after Hurricane Harvey, home improvement stores and FEMA mitigation specialists are teaming up to provide free information, tips and...
April 19, 2018
BATON ROUGE, LA — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $14 million to the City of New Orleans for the Municipal Yacht Harbor and work related to the replacement of the...
April 18, 2018
Eligible Hurricane Harvey survivors receiving Transitional Shelter Assistance (TSA) may receive an extension to stay in hotels through May 31, with check-out on June 1, as they continue working...
April 18, 2018
DENTON, TX — A public open house is scheduled in Marble Falls to share flood map changes and flood risk information with citizens interested in viewing preliminary flood maps for Burnet and...
April 17, 2018
John and Mary Sullivan’s home stood alone, 12.5 feet above ground, as the only house undamaged by Hurricane Harvey’s floodwaters in their Webster, Texas, neighborhood last August.“The water rose...
April 13, 2018
As Texans repair, build or rebuild their homes after Hurricane Harvey, home improvement stores and FEMA mitigation specialists are teaming up to provide free information, tips and literature on...
April 13, 2018
The Houston City Council took an important step to protect its residents and their property April 4 by ensuring new construction will meet a higher standard for flood preparedness.  Beginning Sept. 1...
April 13, 2018
DENTON, Texas –– New flood maps become effective in the cities of Bangs, Blanket, Brownwood, Early and unincorporated areas of Brown County on August 28, 2018.  Residents are encouraged to examine...
April 10, 2018
Restaurateur Keith Lilley’s hometown of Dickinson, Texas, has been hit hard by catastrophic storms in the past, so when Hurricane Harvey arrived in August 2017, Lilley was prepared. “I have two...
April 9, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas – Hurricane Harvey damaged more than just homes, roads and bridges in 2017 – the storm impacted historic and cultural resources as well, including many hundreds of cemeteries and...
April 6, 2018
A State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in the city of Corpus Christi will close permanently at 6 p.m., Friday, April 13. However, help is just a mouse click, phone call or a tap on...
April 6, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas – As Texans repair, build or rebuild their homes after Hurricane Harvey, home improvement stores and FEMA mitigation specialists are teaming up to provide free information, tips and...
April 4, 2018
Austin, Texas – Students of Mauriceville Elementary School and Mauriceville Middle School within the Little Cypress-Mauriceville Consolidated Independent School District (LC-M CISD) in Orange County...
April 2, 2018
BATON ROUGE, La. — As the spring rainy season approaches, Louisiana homeowners, renters and business owners are urged to purchase affordable flood insurance through the National Flood Insurance...
March 30, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in the city of Conroe will close permanently at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 31. However, help is just a mouse click, phone call or...
March 30, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas – As Texans repair, build or rebuild their homes after Hurricane Harvey, home improvement stores and FEMA mitigation specialists are teaming up to provide free information, tips and...
March 28, 2018
BATON ROUGE, La. — FEMA Volunteer Agency Liaisons continue to help in Louisiana 2016 flood recovery by connecting survivors with generous nonprofits.Sherri Gill is a life-long Denham Springs resident...
March 27, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in the city of Angleton will close permanently at 5 p.m., Thursday, March 29. However, help is just a mouse click, phone call...
March 26, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas – Three State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in the cities of Houston and Katy will close the last week of March. However, help is just a mouse click, phone call or a...
March 23, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas – As Texans repair, build or rebuild their homes after Hurricane Harvey, home improvement stores and FEMA mitigation specialists are teaming up to provide free information, tips and...
March 21, 2018
BATON ROUGE, LA — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is announcing funding awards for two Louisiana communities for projects related to Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Gustav. FEMA’s...
March 20, 2018
BATON ROUGE, LA — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $5.4 million to the Desire Community Housing Corporation in New Orleans for the replacement of their multi-...
March 19, 2018
Austin, Texas – Nearly 400 evacuees in Victoria, Texas, with nowhere else to go sheltered inside a 168-foot wide steel-reinforced tornado/hurricane safe room the day Hurricane Harvey barreled into...
March 16, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas – As Texans repair or rebuild their homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey and subsequent flooding, home improvement stores and FEMA mitigation specialists are teaming up to provide free...
March 16, 2018
BATON ROUGE, LA — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $5 million to the City of New Orleans for the renovations of the Old Parish Prison Docks following Hurricane...
March 13, 2018
DICKINSON, Texas – “I got tired of being flooded,” said Claire Rhoads, a resident of Dickinson, Texas. After watching her home flood eight times, Rhoads used funds from the FEMA Hazard Mitigation...
March 13, 2018
Denton, Texas– New preliminary flood risk information and updated Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) are available for review by residents and business owners in cities and unincorporated areas in...
March 13, 2018
Denton, Texas– New preliminary flood risk information and updated Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) are available for review by residents and business owners in specific cities, towns and...
March 13, 2018
Denton, Texas– New preliminary flood risk information and updated Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) are available for review by residents and business owners in cities of Austin, Cedar Park, Coupland...
March 13, 2018
Denton, Texas– New preliminary flood risk information and updated Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) are available for review by residents and business owners in cities of Houston, South Houston,...
March 9, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas – As Texans repair or rebuild their homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey and subsequent flooding, home improvement stores and FEMA mitigation specialists are teaming up to provide free...
March 8, 2018
BATON ROUGE, La. — FEMA announced more than half a million dollars has been awarded for emergency protective services in Louisiana following Tropical Storm Harvey.Here are a few examples of FEMA’s...
March 7, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas – Eligible Hurricane Harvey survivors receiving Transitional Shelter Assistance (TSA) may receive an extension to stay in hotels beyond March 12 as they continue working toward a...
March 7, 2018
Austin, Texas – Floods are the most common and costly of natural disasters in the U.S. and Texas is no stranger to these weather events. Since 1996, more than 200,000 flood insurance claims have been...
March 5, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in the city of Friendswood will close permanently at 6 p.m., Friday, March 9. However, help is just a mouse click, phone call...
March 2, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas – As Texans repair or rebuild their homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey and subsequent flooding, Texas Department of Insurance (TDI), home improvement stores and FEMA mitigation...
March 1, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas – Starting March 3, all State of Texas/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will close at 1 p.m. on Saturdays.The 16 centers offer in-person support to individuals and businesses in...
February 28, 2018
BATON ROUGE, La.—At the request of the state, FEMA is providing about 1,100 survivors of the August 2016 flood with additional time to remain in agency-provided housing as they complete the final...
February 27, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in the city of Conroe will close starting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28 and reopen at 9 a.m. Friday, March 2. However, help is...
February 27, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in the city of Vidor will close permanently at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 28. However, help is just a mouse click, phone call or a...
February 27, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Nueces County is relocating less than two miles away.The center closes at the following site:La Palmera Mall (parking lot)...
February 26, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas – As Texans repair or rebuild their homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey and subsequent flooding, Texas Department of Insurance (TDI), home improvement stores and FEMA mitigation...
February 23, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center will relocate at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, 2018 from Myers/Gallagher Real Estate (parking lot) and reopen in a new location on Feb. 27,...
February 20, 2018
With the Feb. 20 Review for FEMA’s Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) Program Approaching, Resources Are Provided to Help Remaining Survivors Move on From Temporary OptionSurvivors preparing to...
February 20, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas – The State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in the Katy Mills Mall parking lot (Harris County) located at 5000 Katy Mills Circle, Katy, Texas 77494 is relocating a short...
February 20, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas – Six months since Hurricane Harvey battered the Lone Star State, Texans in coastal towns, urban areas, and rural counties continue to move forward with their unprecedented recovery....
February 16, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas –With tens of thousands of households already transitioned out of FEMA’s temporary hotel sheltering program, recovery officials are working to assist those still remaining as they move...
February 16, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas – Six months since Hurricane Harvey battered the Lone Star State, Texans in coastal towns, urban areas, and rural counties continue to move forward with their unprecedented recovery....
February 15, 2018
 Disaster Recovery Centers Close for Presidents DayAUSTIN, Texas –All State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will be closed Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 19. The centers will reopen...
February 15, 2018
 Home Repair Information Available in Galveston, Harris, Jefferson and Nueces Counties Feb. 20-24AUSTIN, Texas – As Texans repair or rebuild their homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey and subsequent...
February 9, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas – As Texans repair or rebuild their homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey and subsequent flooding, FEMA and home improvement stores in Harris, Jefferson and Nueces counties are teaming up...
February 9, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas – The State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) located at the East Montgomery County Courthouse Annex, in New Caney, will consolidate with the Conroe DRC on Monday, Feb. 12...
February 8, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Houston will close Saturday, Feb. 10, at 6 p.m. However, help is just a mouse click, phone call or a tap on the FEMA app...