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June 19, 2019
Arkansas Renters May Be Eligible for Federal Disaster Assistance LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Renters in Arkansas counties whose homes and property were damaged or uninhabitable because of recent severe...
June 18, 2019
Oklahoma City, OK – Four more counties in Oklahoma have been designated for disaster assistance as part of the federal disaster declaration for severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and...
June 18, 2019
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Returning to a disaster-damaged house or business can present dangers and challenges. That’s why state and federal disaster officials are urging Arkansans to use extra caution...
June 18, 2019
Oklahoma City, OK –– Oklahoma residents with flood insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program are beginning to make claims on their flood-damaged properties and should be aware of what to...
June 17, 2019
Oklahoma City, OK – A joint state/federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) is opening Tuesday, June 18 at Coweta in Wagoner County.A DRC offers in-person support to individuals and businesses in...
June 17, 2019
Oklahoma City, OK – Housing inspectors and Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have hit the streets in 21 Oklahoma counties to help disaster...
June 17, 2019
FEMA housing inspectors are assisting eligible Oklahoma survivors of the severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding that occurred between May 7 and June 9, 2019 by setting...
June 16, 2019
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Continuing preliminary damage assessments have resulted in four more Arkansas counties being designated for disaster assistance as part of the federal disaster declaration for...
June 15, 2019
Arkansas Flooding Prompts Flood Insurance Claims, What to Expect During ProcessLITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Arkansas residents with flood insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program are beginning...
June 15, 2019
Oklahoma City, OK – The joint state/federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at Case Community Center, 1050 W. Wekiwa Road in Sand Springs, will have new opening and closing hours starting Monday, June...
June 13, 2019
Oklahoma City, OK – Joint state/federal Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) are opening Friday, June 14 at Sand Springs in Tulsa County and at Fort Gibson in Muskogee County.A DRC offers in-person...
June 13, 2019
Oklahoma City, OK – State and federal recovery officials urge residents affected by the disaster to watch for and report any suspicious activity or potential fraud.As government agencies and...
June 13, 2019
In the aftermath of nearly every disaster, survivors should be alert for con artists and opportunists trying to obtain money or steal personal information through fraud, scams or identity theft.In...
June 12, 2019
Make a plan during Pet Preparedness Month in June  AUSTIN, Texas — Planning for hurricane season means planning for all members of your family, including those who can’t plan for themselves. Don’t...
June 11, 2019
Denton, Texas – Revised preliminary flood risk information and updated Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) based on community provided data are available for review by residents and business owners in...
June 11, 2019
Get insured — don’t let flooding wash away your savings  AUSTIN, Texas — Hurricane season began this month, bringing an increased likelihood of heavy rains and storm surge. If a hurricane strikes,...
June 11, 2019
Oklahoma City, OK – Continuing preliminary damage assessments have resulted in seven more Oklahoma counties being designated for disaster assistance as part of the federal disaster declaration for...
June 10, 2019
Oklahoma City, OK – State, tribal and federal emergency management officials encourage disaster survivors to begin repairs as soon as they can.  Flood survivors do not need to wait for a visit from...
June 9, 2019
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Donald J. Trump's disaster declaration issued for the state of Arkansas....
June 9, 2019
Oklahoma City, OK – Seven additional counties have been designated for disaster assistance as part of Oklahoma’s federal disaster declaration for severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and...
June 9, 2019
WASHINGTON – FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Arkansas to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms and...
June 8, 2019
Oklahoma City, OK – Housing inspectors and Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have hit the streets in the Muskogee, Tulsa and Wagoner counties to...
June 7, 2019
Dos:Do file a claim with your insurance company.Do register for FEMA disaster assistance. Register online at DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling toll-free 800-621-3362 or TTY 800-462-7585. If you...
June 6, 2019
DES MOINES, Iowa – As Iowans rebuild or repair the damage to their homes caused by the storms and flooding that occurred March 12 through May 16, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has...
June 4, 2019
Record crowd for Texas SandFest gives reason for optimism AUSTIN, Texas — Texas SandFest drew a record 35,000 people April 26-28, encouraging business owners that Port Aransas is on its way to...
June 3, 2019
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Donald J. Trump's disaster declaration issued for the state of Louisiana...
June 3, 2019
WASHINGTON – FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Louisiana to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms...
June 2, 2019
WASHINGTON – FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Oklahoma to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe...
June 2, 2019
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Donald J. Trump's disaster declaration issued for the state of Oklahoma....
May 31, 2019
WASHINGTON — FEMA announced that federal emergency aid has been made available to the state of Arkansas to supplement state and local response efforts to the emergency conditions in the area affected...
May 31, 2019
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Donald J. Trump‘s emergency disaster declaration issued for the state of...
May 30, 2019
Get yourself and your family ready AUSTIN, Texas — Eight hurricanes and seven other named storms formed in the Atlantic Ocean last year, raining destruction on some Southeastern communities and...
May 30, 2019
WASHINGTON — FEMA announced that federal emergency aid has been made available to the state of Arkansas to supplement state and local response efforts to the emergency conditions in the area affected...
May 30, 2019
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Donald J. Trump‘s emergency disaster declaration issued for the state of...
May 29, 2019
WASHINGTON — FEMA announced that federal emergency aid has been made available to the state of Louisiana to supplement state and local response efforts to the emergency conditions in the area...
May 29, 2019
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Donald J. Trump‘s emergency disaster declaration issued for the state of...
May 22, 2019
Mental Health Awareness Month fights stigma and spreads knowledge AUSTIN, Texas — May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and there is no better time to assess your own stress levels and find ways to...
May 21, 2019
AUSTIN, Texas – Rebuilding after a disaster can present opportunities as well as challenges. The challenges include getting the job done quickly and efficiently. The opportunities involve rebuilding...
May 17, 2019
AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $4.2 million to Brazoria County for evacuations, security and emergency response following Hurricane Harvey.  ...
May 15, 2019
FEMA philanthropy team opens window to assistance AUSTIN, Texas — After a disaster like Hurricane Harvey, it takes a village to put a village back together. Thousands of organizations have applied to...
May 9, 2019
May 5-11 is National Hurricane Preparedness Week AUSTIN, Texas — Hurricane season is on its way, and while you can’t make your home invincible to high winds and flooding, you can improve your home’s...
May 6, 2019
May 5-11 is National Hurricane Preparedness Week AUSTIN, Texas — Hurricane season is just around the corner. Don’t wait for a dangerous storm to bear down on you before preparing your home and family...
May 3, 2019
DENTON, Texas –– New flood maps become effective on November 15, 2019, for Harris County, TX. Residents are encouraged to examine the maps to determine if they are in a low to moderate, or...
May 3, 2019
DENTON, Texas –– New flood maps become effective on November 1, 2019, for Burnet County, TX. Residents are encouraged to examine the maps to determine if they are in a low to moderate, or high...
May 3, 2019
Denton, Texas– New preliminary flood risk information and updated Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) are available for review by residents and business owners in Winn Parish, LA. Officials encourage...
May 3, 2019
Denton, Texas– New revised preliminary flood risk information and updated Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) are available for review by residents and business owners in Jackson Parish, LA....
May 2, 2019
 AUSTIN, Texas — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded nearly $1.2 million to the Port Aransas Independent School District to repair Port Aransas High School following Hurricane...
May 1, 2019
Give your coverage time to kick in before hurricane season starts June 1  AUSTIN, Texas — If you live in a coastal area and don’t have flood insurance, now is the time to act. There are only 30 days...
April 26, 2019
AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $1.3 million to the Harris County Flood Control District through the Texas Division of Emergency Management to redesign and...
April 24, 2019
DENTON, Texas –– New flood maps become effective on October 18, 2019, for Austin County, TX. Residents are encouraged to examine the maps to determine if they are in a low to moderate, or high-risk...
April 23, 2019
Texas’ annual Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax Holiday is April 27-29 AUSTIN, Texas — This weekend is a great time to complete your emergency kit and gather other supplies you may need for...
April 23, 2019
AUSTIN, Texas — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $24 million to these three applicants for debris removal following Hurricane Harvey.  Corpus Christi received $10....
April 12, 2019
AUSTIN, Texas — Hurricane Harvey destroyed thousands of homes in August 2017, sending families on long, stressful searches for new places to live. Today, many of those families are still looking for...
April 9, 2019
Celebrate service this National Volunteer Week, April 7-13 AUSTIN, Texas — Jessica Ortiz and her family lost everything in Hurricane Harvey. The storm’s historic flood filled their mobile home in La...
April 9, 2019
AUSTIN, Texas — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $1 million to Montgomery County Drainage District #6 for repairs to the Spring Creek area following Hurricane...
April 4, 2019
AUSTIN, Texas — If a natural disaster strikes, you may have your hands full making sure you and your loved ones are safe and have the essential items you need to survive. You won’t have time to...
April 2, 2019
AUSTIN, Texas — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $3.2 million to Hardin County for debris removal following Hurricane Harvey.  Hardin County removed more than 127,...
April 1, 2019
 DENTON, Texas – The revised preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) are available for review by residents and business owners in the cities of Fulshear, Simonton, and Weston Lakes, and the...
March 26, 2019
AUSTIN, Texas — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $6.8 million to the Harris County Flood Control District for debris removal following Hurricane Harvey.  The flood...
March 26, 2019
DENTON, Texas – The revised preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) are available for review by residents and business owners in all communities and the unincorporated areas of Matagorda County...
March 25, 2019
 AUSTIN, Texas — As hurricane season approaches, many Texans continue to rebuild from Hurricane Harvey and other recent natural disasters, while others are retrofitting their homes to be better...
March 22, 2019
DENTON, TX –– New flood maps become effective on September 13, 2019, for Delaware County, OK. Residents are encouraged to examine the maps to determine if they are in a low to moderate, or high-risk...
March 20, 2019
DENTON, TX –– New flood maps become effective on September 13, 2019, for Ottawa County, OK. Residents are encouraged to examine the maps to determine if they are in a low to moderate, or high-risk...
March 20, 2019
DENTON, TX –– New flood maps become effective on September 13, 2019, for Mayes County, OK. Residents are encouraged to examine the maps to determine if they are in a low to moderate, or high-risk...
March 20, 2019
DENTON, Texas –– New flood maps become effective on September 13, 2019, for Craig County, OK. Residents are encouraged to examine the maps to determine if they are in a low to moderate, or high-risk...
March 19, 2019
Denton, Texas– New revised preliminary flood risk information and updated Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) are available for review by residents and business owners in Saline County, AR....
March 19, 2019
DENTON, TX –– New flood maps become effective on August 15, 2019, for Galveston County. Residents are encouraged to examine the maps to determine if they are in a low to moderate, or high-risk flood...
March 19, 2019
Denton, TX – The revised preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) are available for review by residents and business owners in all communities and unincorporated areas of Plaquemines Parish, LA...
March 18, 2019
AUSTIN, Texas — Natural disasters affect each household differently. Some Hurricane Harvey survivors lived in hotels while rebuilding their homes, others needed to replace vehicles and furniture, and...
March 13, 2019
As of March 11, unless otherwise notedSince the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Michael, Calhoun County residents havereceived more than $31.5 million in total federal funds:2,820...
March 13, 2019
AUSTIN, Texas — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded nearly$4 million to the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) for help with search and rescue operations...
March 12, 2019
AUSTIN, Texas — Hurricane season begins June 1, but disaster can strike any time. Make sure you’re prepared today by taking stock of your emergency kit.  Every household needs an easy-to-carry bundle...
March 6, 2019
AUSTIN, Texas — Texans on the Gulf Coast know each summer brings the possibility of hurricane-driven waters flooding their homes and businesses. In La Grange, Texas, about 100 miles inland, people...
March 4, 2019
AUSTIN, Texas — Disaster survivors need to protect themselves. Criminals know that people are vulnerable after events like Hurricane Harvey, and they devise schemes to take advantage. Two common...
February 26, 2019
AUSTIN, Texas — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $20 million to the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) for providing safety, support and security to areas...
February 21, 2019
AUSTIN, Texas — Survivors of disasters like Hurricane Harvey can be targets. Scam artists will head to disaster areas to prey on people who have already endured terrible circumstances. Posing as...
February 20, 2019
AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $5.5 million to the Little Cypress-Mauriceville Consolidated and Hardin-Jefferson independent school districts (ISDs)...
February 15, 2019
AUSTIN, Texas – Floods are the most frequent—and the most costly—natural disasters in the United States, and most homeowners insurance policies do not cover flood damage.  Without flood insurance,...
February 15, 2019
Denton, Texas– New preliminary flood risk information and updated Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) are available for review by residents and business owners in Denton County. Officials encourage...
February 14, 2019
AUSTIN, Texas — When Hurricane Harvey forced tens of thousands of people from their homes, it suddenly increased Texans’ need for temporary housing. It also sent a signal to scam artists that...
February 11, 2019
AUSTIN, Texas – As Valentine’s Day approaches, you may be struggling to find that last minute gift for your sweetheart. Instead of rushing to the florist or making a last-minute reservation, give...
February 8, 2019
DENTON, Texas – The revised preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) are available for review by residents and business owners in the City of Martindale; and the unincorporated areas of Caldwell...
February 8, 2019
DENTON, Texas – The revised preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) are available for review by residents and business owners in the unincorporated areas of Guadalupe County, TX.  Officials...
February 8, 2019
AUSTIN, Texas — Hurricane Harvey survivors who are currently living in temporary housing units (THUs) provided by FEMA and the Texas General Land Office, and who wish to remain in their units past...
February 8, 2019
AUSTIN, Texas — Many Hurricane Harvey survivors who were provided temporary housing units by FEMA and the Texas General Land Office are preparing to move to their next home by the end of this month....
February 6, 2019
AUSTIN, Texas — Texans affected by Hurricane Harvey have many housing resources available to help them with recovery. Please see the resources available for different needs. This list was put...
February 5, 2019
AUSTIN, Texas — Disaster can strike unexpectedly, as it did for many Hurricane Harvey survivors who never expected their homes to flood. Sign up for flood insurance today and help protect yourself...
February 4, 2019
AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $8 million to the Texas Department of State Health Services for mosquito control efforts following Hurricane...
January 31, 2019
Math Career Carnival shows Nacogdoches students they can make a differenceAUSTIN, Texas — Getting 5th graders interested in math can be hard. At the recent Central Heights Elementary School Math...
January 30, 2019
AUSTIN, Texas — Hurricane Harvey survivors living in temporary housing units (THUs) provided by FEMA and the Texas General Land Office (GLO) need to solidify their housing plans leading into Feb. 25...
January 22, 2019
AUSTIN, Texas — Hurricane Harvey survivors who live in FEMA-provided temporary housing units (THUs) are required to meet with advisers from FEMA or the Texas General Land Office (GLO) at least once a...
January 16, 2019
AUSTIN, Texas — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $13.6 million to Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) following Hurricane Harvey.  The two grants provide funding...
January 7, 2019
AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $1.1 million to reimburse the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) for housing employees in the Beaumont...
December 27, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded nearly $10.7 million to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) following Hurricane Harvey.  The commission...
December 18, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $2.7 million to Victoria County for debris removal following Hurricane Harvey.  An estimated 158,501 cubic yards...
December 17, 2018
The holiday season triggers stress for many who have lived through a natural disaster AUSTIN, Texas — The water has receded, homes have been rebuilt and Texans have resumed their daily activities,...
December 12, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $11.5 million to Orange County for debris removal following Hurricane Harvey.  The county removed extensive debris...
December 3, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas — FEMA has awarded more than $2.68 million to the Aransas County Navigation District for two pavilions damaged by Hurricane Harvey. The Rockport Beachfront Pavilion and the Saltwater...
November 30, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas — A recent extension to the temporary housing program provided by the Texas General Land Office (GLO) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) may provide Hurricane Harvey...
November 30, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas — At the request of the State of Texas, certain Hurricane Harvey survivors living in FEMA temporary housing units (THUs) administered by the Texas General Land Office will be offered...