Local, state, federal resources assist with housing needs

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Reduced rent available for eligible households in temporary housing units

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 Feb. 25, 2019, will be required to begin paying rent after that date. Households that cannot afford Fair Market Rent, however, may have their rate reduced as low as $50 per month.  FEMA uses U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) guidelines to determine a homeowner’s eligibility for reduced rent. HUD defines low-­income families as those with...

Revised Preliminary Flood Maps for Guadalupe County, TX are Ready for Public View

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 encourage property owners to review the latest information to learn about local flood risks and potential future flood insurance requirements.                                                                                                              For this Physical Map Revision, the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) for Guadalupe County serve multiple purposes, including defining Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHAs) and setting rates for flood insurance.  SFHAs are areas at high risk for flooding. Communities and residents can...

Revised Preliminary Flood Maps for Caldwell County, TX are Ready for Public View

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 County, TX.  Officials encourage property owners to review the latest information to learn about local flood risks and potential future flood insurance requirements.                                                                                                                 For this Physical Map Revision, the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) for Caldwell County serve multiple purposes, including defining Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHAs) and setting rates for flood insurance.  SFHAs are areas at high risk for...

February, 7 2019

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for February, 7 2019 Significant Activity – Feb 6-7 Significant Events: None Significant Weather:•  Freezing rain possible – Middle Mississippi Valley to Great Lakes and Northeast•  Heavy snow possible – Great Lakes•  Severe thunderstorms possible – Lower Mississippi Valley to Ohio Valley•  Heavy rain and flash flooding possible – Tennessee Valley to Central Appalachians•  Elevated fire weather – Southern Plains Tropical Activity: Western Pacific – Invest 90P Declaration Activity: None FEMA Daily Ops Briefing 2-7-2019.pdf This email was sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. using GovDelivery Communications Cloud on behalf...

Fact Sheet: Housing resources available for Hurricane Harvey survivors

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February, 6 2019

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for February, 6 2019 Significant Activity – Feb 5-6 Significant Events: SOTUA Significant Weather:•  Freezing rain possible – Central Plains to Northeast•  Severe thunderstorms possible – Southern Plains to Tennessee Valley•  Heavy rain and flash flooding possible – Lower Mississippi Valley to Central Appalachians•  Critical and elevated fire weather – Southern /Central Plains Tropical Activity: Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Declaration Activity: None FEMA Daily Ops Briefing 2-6-2019.pdf This email was sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. using GovDelivery Communications Cloud on behalf of FEMA · U.S....

Don't Get Caught Without Flood Insurance

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 against the cost of catastrophic water damage. Flooding is the most common and costly natural disaster in the United States, and it can occur almost anywhere — not just in high-risk areas. A single inch of water in an average home can cause more than $26,000 in damage. But homeowners and renters insurance typically do not cover flood damage. If your community...

February, 5 2019

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for February, 5 2019 Significant Activity – Feb 4-5 Significant Events: SOTUA Significant Weather:•  Freezing rain and ice accumulations up to ½ inch – Middle Mississippi Valley to the lower Great Lakes and Northeast•  Heavy snow and high winds – Sierras into the NV and CA Mountains, Northern/Central Rockies, and Upper Midwest•  Heavy rain, flash flooding and burn-scar debris flows possible – southern CA coast•  Wintry mix of rain, freezing rain, and snow – Midwest, Great Lakes, Ohio Valley, and New England Tropical Activity: Western Pacific –...

FEMA grants $8 million to the Texas Department of State Health Services

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 Harvey.  The Department of State Health Services sprayed insecticide to control mosquitos in over 3.9 million acres across Aransas, Bee, Calhoun, DeWitt, Hardin, Jackson, Jasper, Jim Wells, Kleberg, Lavaca, Newton, Nueces, Polk, Refugio, Sabine, San Jacinto, San Patricio, Walker, Waller and Wharton counties.  One FEMA grant covered the majority of the vector control. FEMA funded 100 percent of the projects’ costs, or...