Preliminary Flood Maps for Five Texas Counties Ready for Public View

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, Castroville, San Antonio and Terrell Hills. These maps help homeowners and businesses decide about purchasing flood insurance. By knowing their risks, individuals and community leaders can make informed decisions about building and development.      “This critical information is the result of coordination between FEMA and our state and local partners.  We hope that everyone reviews the maps to understand the flood risks involved,” said...
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Preliminary Flood Maps for Denton County, Texas Ready for Public View

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 homeowners and businesses decide about purchasing flood insurance. By knowing their risks, individuals and community leaders can make informed decisions about building and development.      “Along with our state and local partners we’ve all worked very hard to bring this critical information to the area. We hope that everyone reviews the maps to understand the flood risks involved,” said FEMA Region 6...
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Public Invited to Appeal or Comment on Flood Maps in Williamson County

Denton, Texas– New preliminary flood risk information and updated Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) are available for review by residents and business owners in Williamson County Officials encourage property owners to review the latest information to learn about local flood risks and potential future flood insurance requirements. Community stakeholders can identify any concerns or questions about the information provided and participate in appeal and comment periods for the maps. The new flood hazard information from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has been generated in coordination with local community, and state, Federal...
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FEMA grants more than $3.3 million to the City of Houston

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 Houston sheltered more than 10,000 people at the height of Harvey response, 897 households needed continued sheltering. The City of Houston entered into a contract with the Houston Housing Authority and Residences on Emancipation to house these remaining households. The Residences on Emancipation is a dormitory-style facility for Harvey survivors created in the wake of the storm and managed by an...
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FEMA grants nearly $1.7 million to St. Thomas Episcopal Church for school facilities

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 property for the facility following Hurricane Harvey.  The facility’s 16 temporary classroom buildings and one bathroom building are anticipated to be used for two to three years until the St. Thomas Episcopal School facilities are refurbished. These buildings will be placed on a leased parking lot. The grant includes the monthly lease for restrooms and security services. The cost of the...
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