Hurricane Harvey Survivors Still Needing Hotel Stays Get Extension

AUSTIN, Texas – Some Hurricane Harvey survivors who need more time to find housing are getting an extension to stay temporarily in hotels while they look for an alternative place to live.The Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program, which pays for short-term hotel stays, has been extended by 14 days. The new checkout date is Oct. 10. Participants in the program will receive a phone call telling them whether they are eligible for the extension and what they need to do to remain at their current hotel or find a new hotel....
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Disaster Recovery Centers to Open in Refugio, Harris Counties

AUSTIN, Texas – Two State of Texas/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers will open Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017: one in Refugio County in the city of Refugio and another in Harris County in the city of Klein.Disaster recovery centers offer in-person support to individuals and businesses in 39 counties included in the Texas federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent floods.Recovery specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the State and other agencies will be at the centers to talk about assistance and...
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Historic Disaster Response to Hurricane Harvey in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas – With nearly 4.5 feet of rain and 130 mph winds, Hurricane Harvey propelled a disaster response that was the largest in Texas state history.Neighbors, strangers, nonprofit organizations and governments at all levels joined together to mount an extraordinary effort to save lives and meet the needs of thousands of people who suffered from the storm and subsequent flooding. It was Texans helping Texans, aided by people who came to Texas from all parts of the nation.Before the storm made landfall near Rockport on Aug. 25, the Federal Emergency...
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Transitional Sheltering Assistance Extended 14 Days

AUSTIN, Texas – At the request of the State of Texas, FEMA has extended its Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program for Hurricane Harvey survivors by 14 days. The new checkout date for eligible applicants is Oct. 10.TSA pays for eligible disaster survivors to stay in a hotel or motel for a short time if they live in counties designated for FEMA’s Individual Assistance program and if they are unable to return to their homes due to damage from Hurricane Harvey.Under the program, FEMA pays directly for the room and any applicable...
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Federal Disaster Aid Continues to Rebuild Louisiana Communities

BATON ROUGE, La. — FEMA estimates more than $761 million in federal grants will help Louisiana communities with infrastructure projects and other expenses related to August 2016’s flood.The funding is in addition to nearly $773 million in FEMA grants that have helped survivors repair homes, replace essential items and temporarily pay for somewhere to stay.When disaster strikes, the first response is to ensure safety and then address property losses. FEMA’s Individual Assistance program helps eligible survivors with certain disaster-related expenses to help their recovery.Another FEMA program, Public Assistance, benefits everyone. It...
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