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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...
November 27, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas — FEMA has awarded more than $1.28 million to the Jackson Electric Cooperative for repairs to power distribution systems damaged by Hurricane Harvey’s winds in four Texas counties.   ...
November 21, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas — When Salty Cruser learned her husband, Charlie, had purchased flood insurance for their home in Rockport, Texas, before Hurricane Harvey, she was shocked. And extremely grateful. “I...
November 21, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $11.6 million to the City of Pasadena through the Texas Division of Emergency Management to conduct engineering...
November 13, 2018
BATON ROUGE, La. — Communities across Louisiana will receive nearly $6 million through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program to assist 46 properties damaged by Hurricanes Gustav and Ike. The HMGP...
October 30, 2018
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded more than $3.3 million to the City of Houston to reimburse the city for sheltering citizens following Hurricane Harvey.  After the City of...
October 25, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded nearly $1.7 million to the St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Houston to construct a temporary school facility and to lease...
October 23, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $4.4 million to the City of Friendswood for debris removal following Hurricane Harvey.  The city removed more than...
October 18, 2018
Hurricane Harvey Recovery Portal highlights information about grants, housing and training AUSTIN, Texas — Texas communities will find a wide range of support at FEMA’s centralized online resource...
October 16, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas — Torrential rain from Hurricane Harvey flooded Cathy and Larry Pleasants’ home of 24 years in August 2017, damaging the ground floor structure and contents within. The event would have...
October 16, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $3.5 million to the Port Arthur Housing Development for mold removal and cleanout at the Southwood Crossing...
October 10, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $1.3 million to the City of Port Aransas for debris removal following Hurricane Harvey.  The city removed more...
October 5, 2018
Oct. 9 is the last day to register for the Nov. 6 election AUSTIN, Texas — Hurricane Harvey forced tens of thousands of Texans out of their homes, and more than a year later, many still have not...
October 4, 2018
Denton, Texas– New preliminary flood risk information and updated Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) are available for review by residents and business owners in Hill County. Officials encourage...
October 4, 2018
Denton, Texas– New preliminary flood risk information and an updated Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) are available for review by residents and business owners in El Reno. Officials encourage property...
October 4, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $3.9 million to the City of Orange for debris removal following Hurricane Harvey.  The city removed 225,000 cubic...
October 2, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $1 billion to Texas cities, counties and certain nonprofits affected by Hurricane Harvey.  The Public Assistance...
September 27, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas — Every disaster is different and brings unique challenges, but one thing you know it may bring is a need for money. Whether you have to pay for food, a few nights away from home, or a...
September 26, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas — Everyone should be prepared for a disaster with a pre-packed emergency kit, full family communication plan and carefully mapped evacuation routes. People who have access and...
September 24, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $5.8 million to the Humble Independent School District for emergency protective measures taken before, during and...
September 24, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas — Areas of Corpus Christi North Beach that were affected by Hurricane Harvey-caused erosion will be restored through a Texas General Land Office (GLO) project funded largely by a grant...
September 21, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $51.9 million to the Texas General Land Office as a reimbursement for the management and execution of the Partial Repair and...
September 20, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas — The first two weeks of National Preparedness Month focused on helping Americans survive a disaster by encouraging everyone to make and practice their disaster plan and learn...
September 17, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas — The Paws and Taws Convention Center hosted more than five decades of events in Fulton, Texas, before Hurricane Harvey tore through it in August. The beloved structure unfortunately...
September 13, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas — As a potential cyclone develops in the Gulf of Mexico, the National Preparedness Month campaign reminds us the most important thing to protect in a disaster is your life and the lives...
September 12, 2018
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 Iowa....
September 11, 2018
Tropical weather is expected to strike the Texas coast this weekend, but emergency officials are urging Texans to be vigilant in their preparations for storm damage.This is especially important for...
September 7, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas — Disasters don't plan ahead, but you can. Get yourself and your family ready for the unexpected during National Preparedness Month this September. This year’s theme for National...
September 6, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas — Hurricane Harvey showed how strong Texans can be. Thousands overcame the disaster through perseverance and the sheer will to survive, and perhaps none of them exemplify our fighting...
September 6, 2018
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...
September 5, 2018
DENTON, Texas – New preliminary flood maps are now available for Denton County residents to review. Communities affected by the maps include Corinth, Lake Dallas and Shady Shores. These maps help...
September 5, 2018
DENTON, Texas – New preliminary flood maps for residents of Bandera, Bexar, Kendall, Kerr and Medina counties are ready for residents to review. Communities affected by the maps include Bandera,...
September 5, 2018
DENTON, Texas – New preliminary flood maps for residents of Johnson County are ready for residents to review. Communities affected by the maps include Clarksville, Coal Hill, Hartman, and...
September 4, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas — Interim City Manager Fernando Quintanilla juggled many duties as Hurricane Harvey ripped through Aransas Pass, Texas, but perhaps the most difficult was keeping up morale among his...
August 31, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $81 million to the Harris County Flood Control District for the acquisition of 502 flood-prone homes damaged by...
August 30, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas — When 20 members of the Corpus Christi Hooks front office staff showed up to help restore Doug Fitzgerald’s home two weeks after Hurricane Harvey, it reminded him of him of a different...
August 29, 2018
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). NFIP...
August 29, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas — The United States’ largest children’s hospital was fully prepared when record-breaking rainfall stemming from Hurricane Harvey caused historic, catastrophic flooding across southeast...
August 28, 2018
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-...
August 28, 2018
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...
August 24, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas — If Clyde Cain had to guess, he’d say the Louisiana Cajun Navy rescued 8,000 to 10,000 Houstonians during the flooding that followed Hurricane Harvey last year. But, he’s really not...
August 22, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas — When Ervin Lassiter’s neighborhood was ravaged by a tornado in April 2011, members of the nonprofit Samaritan’s Purse were among the first faces he saw. “My home was hit on a Saturday...
August 21, 2018
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...
August 20, 2018
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...
August 20, 2018
A survivor’s story: One year after Hurricane Harvey AUSTIN, Texas — Greg Norman and his dog, Jake, live in a nice, comfortable home that has largely been rebuilt since Hurricane Harvey. Norman knows...
August 20, 2018
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...
August 17, 2018
A survivor’s story: One year after Hurricane Harvey AUSTIN, Texas — Lying on her bed in Port Aransas the night after Hurricane Harvey tore through, Sandra Maynard was startled when her lap dog, Fritz...
August 16, 2018
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...
August 14, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $1.2 million for the City of Groves to remove debris deposited by Hurricane Harvey.  The cost of debris removal in...
August 14, 2018
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...
August 13, 2018
A survivor story: One year after Hurricane Harvey AUSTIN, Texas – Rose Pickens knew more about floods and federal disaster assistance than most people when Hurricane Harvey hit. She had received aid...
August 10, 2018
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...
August 9, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas – As September looms, children are looking forward to a new school year. September is also National Preparedness Month, a fine opportunity for parents to involve kids in creating a...
August 9, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas – As Hurricane Harvey approached Houston last year, thousands of people began gathering their emergency kits and mapping out evacuation routes. Not many Houstonians prepared the way Jim...
August 8, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas— If you are a survivor from the severe storms and flooding that occurred from June 19 – July 13, 2018, and your home is still not safe, sanitary and functional, the deadline to apply...
August 8, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas – It has been estimated that for every dollar spent on hazard mitigation, six dollars are saved when trouble strikes. So, whenever the president signs a major disaster declaration for...
August 7, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas— If you were affected by the severe storms and flooding of June 19 – July 13, 2018, and need federal assistance, and you didn’t register directly with FEMA, you are not registered.  To...
August 6, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas – Survivors in Hidalgo, Cameron or Jim Wells County that were impacted by the recent severe storms and flooding and were receiving rental assistance from the U.S. Department of Housing...
August 3, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas – A recent case of attempted fraud in Texas underscores how disaster survivors can be victimized by fraudsters. A Texas family received a bogus “notice” sporting the FEMA logo, assuring...
August 3, 2018
The term “substantial damage” applies to a structure in a Special Flood Hazard Area – or floodplain – for which the total cost of repairs is 50 percent or more of the structure’s market value before...
August 3, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas – While FEMA does not provide direct assistance to businesses or commercial farms, under the agency’s Individuals and Households Program, people (including farmers) whose homes were...
August 2, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas – Texas residents who suffered damage or losses in the severe storms and subsequent flooding that occurred from June 19 through July 13, 2018 should know that their eligibility for...
August 1, 2018
Workers who lost their jobs temporarily or permanently as a direct result of the flooding in Cameron, Hidalgo and Jim Wells counties from June 19 through July 13, 2018, may be eligible for federally...
July 31, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas — Residents of Jim Wells County who suffered damage from the severe storms and flooding that occurred from June 19 - July 13, 2018 might now be eligible for programs that address...
July 31, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas — More than 2,300 Texas households affected by Hurricane Harvey are currently living in temporary housing units (THUs) provided by FEMA. THU occupants may be eligible to stay in their...
July 31, 2018
Disaster survivors from Hidalgo and Cameron counties who are rebuilding and repairing their homes after the severe storms and floods of June 18-July 13, 2018, are urged to rebuild safer and stronger...
July 30, 2018
MYTH: I have to wait for the inspector before I can throw things out and start cleaning out the mud or making repairs. FACT: No. Anything that absorbed water needs to be removed from the home as soon...
July 27, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas – The Fayette County Disaster Recovery Team plans to bring hope to Hurricane Harvey survivors in LaGrange through a planned 64-home subdivision. The subdivision project, Hope Hill, is...
July 27, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas – Disaster survivors from Hidalgo and Cameron counties who are rebuilding and repairing their homes after the severe storms and floods of June 18-July 13, 2018, can visit Lowe’s or Home...
July 26, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas – The most common, and most expensive, natural disaster facing Americans is flooding. In the devastating hurricanes that have recently hit the nation, like Sandy and Harvey, it was...
July 26, 2018
AUSTIN, TX – If you have damage to a vehicle as a result of the severe storms and flooding of June 21- July 13, 2018, in Hidalgo and Cameron counties, auto insurance and the U.S. Small Business...
July 25, 2018
BATON ROUGE, La. — The Ascension Parish School Board will receive nearly $6.1 million for permanent school repairs following the August 2016 floods. The recently approved funding will help with...
July 25, 2018
If you got a letter, email or text from the Federal Emergency Management Agency declining your application for assistance and you disagree with FEMA’s determination, you have the right to appeal.  ...
July 25, 2018
Austin, Texas – Displaced applicants who are unable to meet the inspector onsite may authorize FEMA to perform a third-party inspection. The third party has to be over the age of 18 in order to...
July 25, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas – After you have registered with FEMA to receive assistance, you will need to provide important documents such as an insurance denial, insurance settlement letter, proof of ownership of...
July 24, 2018
Denton, Texas– New preliminary flood risk information and updated Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) are available for review by residents and business owners of Grand Lake O’Cherokees areas shown...