Fact Sheet: Harvey Recovery: A Community Effort

Austin, Texas – In order for an area to recover from a storm like Hurricane Harvey, it takes more than just the government: it takes the whole community.By working together, Texans can help keep their communities safe and strong.The whole community includes:Individuals and families, including those with access and functional needs who can contribute to their own recovery in addition to that of their families and neighbors.Citizens who contribute by:Taking time to understand emergency needs of their communities before disaster occurs.Volunteering with established organizations.Taking direction and responding reasonably to alerts, warnings...
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Fact Sheet: Helping Survivors with Disabilities in the Disaster Assistance Process

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Fact Sheet: What to Expect when You Register for FEMA Disaster Assistance

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Mobile Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Wharton County

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/FEMA Mobile Disaster Recovery Center opens Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, in Wharton County in the city of Wharton.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 center to talk about assistance and to help anyone who needs guidance in filing an application. The...
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FEMA Hiring Texas Residents for Hurricane Harvey Recovery Jobs

AUSTIN, Texas – In partnership with the State of Texas, FEMA is hiring workers across the state for administrative, logistical and technical jobs related to hurricane recovery.Those hired will join the recovery team – local, state and federal workers, voluntary agencies and community organizations – already in place. Through temporary local employees, FEMA gains valuable community insights, provides jobs and puts Texans to work helping Texans.Jobs posted recently pay between $14 and $34 per hour. Some of the jobs include: administrative support assistant, civil engineer, communications specialist, construction cost estimator, courier,...
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Disaster Recovery Center to Open in Dallas

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center will open Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, at a shelter in Dallas.The interest for this center is to serve the survivors temporarily residing at the shelter and other survivors evacuated to the Dallas area from the 39 designated counties.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 center to talk about assistance and to help anyone who needs guidance in filing an application. The new center...
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Three Disaster Recovery Centers to Open in Houston Area

AUSTIN, Texas – Three State of Texas/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers will open Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, in the cities of Katy, Baytown and Houston.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 to help anyone who needs guidance in filing an application. The...
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Sunday, September 10, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Sunday, September 10, 2017 FEMA+Daily+Ops+Briefing+09-10-2017.pdf Significant Activity - Sep 9-10 Significant Events: Response to Harvey; Response/ Preparations for Hurricane Irma Tropical Activity: • Atlantic – Hurricane Irma (CAT 4); Hurricane Jose (CAT 4); Disturbance 1 – Medium (60%) • Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1 – Low (10%); Disturbance 2 – Medium (50%); Disturbance 3 – Medium (50%) • Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 5 days • Western Pacific – No systems threatening U.S. territories Significant Weather: • Severe thunderstorms – FL (Hurricane Irma)...
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Media Advisory: Disaster Recovery Center in Simonton, Texas to be closed on Sundays

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Saturday, September 9, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Saturday, September 9, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Saturday, September 9, 2017 Significant Activity – Sep 8-9 Significant Events: Response to Harvey; Response/ Preparations for Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Jose Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Hurricane Irma (CAT 4); Hurricane Jose (CAT 3); Tropical Depression Katia; Disturbance 1 – Low (10%) Eastern Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 5 days Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 5 days Western Pacific – No systems threatening U.S. Territories Significant Weather:  Flash flooding Possible – CA, NV,...
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Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Fort Bend County

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center will open on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, in the city of Simonton in Fort Bend County.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 center to talk about assistance and to help anyone who needs guidance in filing an...
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Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Montgomery County

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center opened Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, in the city of Magnolia in Montgomery County.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 center to talk about assistance and to help anyone who needs guidance in filing an application. The new...
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Friday, September 8, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Friday, September 8, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Friday, September 8, 2017 Significant Activity – Sep 7-8 Significant Events: Response to Harvey; Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Jose Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Hurricane Irma (CAT 4); Hurricane Jose (CAT 3); Hurricane Katia (CAT 1); Disturbance 1 – Low (near 0%) Eastern Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 5 days Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 5 days Western Pacific – Invest 94W - High Significant Weather:  Flash flooding Possible – CA, NV, AZ, &...
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Disaster Recovery Centers to Open in Two Counties

AUSTIN, Texas – Two State of Texas/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers will open Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017: in Goliad County in the city of Goliad, and in Fort Bend County in Missouri City.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 to help anyone...
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FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program Enhances the Flood Claims Process for Louisiana Following Tropical Storm Harvey

WASHINGTON — To support the ongoing disaster recovery in Louisiana, the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is temporarily enhancing the flood insurance claims process for insured survivors affected by Tropical Storm Harvey.Due to damages caused by Tropical Storm Harvey, FEMA implemented temporary changes to rush recovery money into the hands of NFIP policyholders in Louisiana, for repair and replacement of flood-damaged properties. As of September 4, FEMA directed all NFIP private insurance partners to:Provide advance payments on flood claims, even before visits by an adjuster;Increase the advance...
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Fema’s National Flood Insurance Program Enhances the Flood Claims Process for Louisiana Following Tropical Storm Harvey

WASHINGTON DC — To support the ongoing disaster recovery in Louisiana, the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is temporarily enhancing the flood insurance claims process for insured survivors affected by Tropical Storm Harvey.Due to damages caused by Tropical Storm Harvey, FEMA implemented temporary changes to rush recovery money into the hands of NFIP policyholders in Louisiana, for repair and replacement of flood-damaged properties. As of September 4, FEMA directed all NFIP private insurance partners to:Provide advance payments on flood claims, even before visits by an adjuster;Increase the...
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Disaster Recovery Centers to Open in Three Additional Counties

AUSTIN, Texas – Three State of Texas/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers will open Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017: one in San Patricio County in the city of Ingleside; one in Calhoun County in the city Port Lavaca; and one in Victoria County in the city of Victoria.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...
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Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Four Counties

AUSTIN, Texas – Four State of Texas/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers are open: one in Jackson County in the city of Edna, one in Harris County in the city of Houston, one in Colorado County in the city of Columbus, and another in Fayette County in the city of La Grange.Disaster Recovery Centers offer in-person support to individuals and businesses in 32 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),...
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Hurricane Irma Preparations Ongoing as Recovery in Texas and Louisiana Continues

WASHINGTON – As the federal family remains committed to supporting state, local and tribal response and recovery efforts in Texas and Louisiana, FEMA is leaning forward to prepare in advance of Hurricane Irma, which is churning toward the Caribbean, and possibly the U.S. mainland later this week.FEMA headquarters in Washington, D.C., its regional offices in New York, Philadelphia and Atlanta, and FEMA liaisons to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida, are actively monitoring the track of Hurricane Irma.FEMA staff are deployed to the U.S. Virgin Islands emergency operations centers on...
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Coordinated Response to Hurricane Harvey Continues: Federal efforts continue to support survivors with recovery and rebuilding

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and its federal partners continue a coordinated federal response to Hurricane Harvey, as we move toward helping communities rebuild and recover.Although there are still some areas in need of response efforts, including some areas in Houston, many survivors across southeast Texas and Louisiana are now returning home. In these areas, FEMA, along with federal, state, local, and tribal partners, is working to support recovery work that includes massive clean-up efforts by communities and individuals.President Donald J. Trump has...
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