Graduation Ceremony for FEMA Corps Teams who assisted with Hurricane Harvey Recovery

Austin, Texas – After completing 10 months and 1,700 service hours, some spent helping the survivors of Hurricane Harvey, a number of FEMA Corps and National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) Traditional AmeriCorps teams will be honored with a ceremony in Houston on Wednesday, Nov.15. Scott Thomas, Deputy Federal Coordinating Officer for Hurricane Harvey, will speak at the graduation ceremony. The location and hours for the ceremony are as follows:    The Lone Star Convention & Expo Center9055 Airport Rd.Conroe, TX  77303Ceremony starts at 9 a.m. FEMA Corps Members come from all walks of...
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Help Remains after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Caldwell County

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in the city of Lockhart will close permanently at 5 p.m., Sunday Nov. 12. However, help is just a mouse click, phone call or a tap on the FEMA app away.The center is at the following location:Old Hospital/Tech Facility901 Bois D’Arc StreetLockhart, TX  78644Opened: Oct. 24, 2017Individuals and businesses in counties included in the Texas federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent floods can still get help and register if they haven’t done so, in the following ways:Online...
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Disaster Recovery Centers in Brazoria, Chambers and Liberty Counties to Close Temporarily in Observance of the federal holiday

AUSTIN, Texas – Three State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will be closed on Friday, Nov. 10, in observance of Veterans Day. These DRCs will reopen on the dates and times indicated below:BrazoriaBrazoria County East Annex(old Walmart building on E. Hwy 35)1524 East Mulberry St.Angleton, TX  77515REOPENS: 9 a.m. Sat., Nov. 11 ChambersAmerican Legion1704 South Main St.Anahuac, TX  77514REOPENS: 12:00 p.m. Sun., Nov. 12 LibertyDayton Chamber of Commerce801 South Cleveland St. BRoom 301 & 302Dayton, TX  77535REOPENS: 9 a.m. Sat., Nov. 11Individuals and businesses in counties included in the Texas federal disaster...
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State, FEMA Provide Additional Funds to Repair to Higher Standards

BATON ROUGE, La. — Many of the projects that are rebuilding Louisiana infrastructure following the August 2016 floods include funding that is above and beyond just repair costs. That extra funding is part of a common-sense approach to build back in ways that can better withstand disaster damage.In addition to local code upgrades, the state and FEMA have supplemented some repair projects to enhance resiliency and ensure facilities are stronger for generations. The enhancements—funded through FEMA’s Public Assistance program—reduce or eliminate flood damage and lessen disaster effects on Louisiana communities.The PA...
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Help Remains after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Harris County

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Harris County will close permanently at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9. However, help is just a mouse click, phone call or a tap on the FEMA app away.The center is at the following location:Harris CountyKlein Multi-Purpose Center7500 Farm to Market #2920Klein, TX 77379Individuals and businesses in counties included in the Texas federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent floods can still get help, and register if they still haven’t done so, in the following ways:Online at...
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