Harvey households with FEMA group flood insurance policies: Buy standard policy by Oct. 24

Lack of coverage may affect eligibility for future disaster assistance AUSTIN, Texas – Approximately 6,690 Hurricane Harvey survivors have been notified that their Group Flood Insurance Policy (GFIP) will expire Oct. 24. These three-year policies end soon, so policyholders must plan now to switch to a standard flood insurance policy to ensure continuous flood insurance coverage. Following the devastating disasters and hurricane season of 2017, FEMA purchased GFIP policies for thousands of disaster survivors whose homes were flooded. Part […]

Texas Department of Transportation Awards Money to City for Hurricane Harvey Claims

By George Slaughter The City of Katy took receipt of two award letters for Hurricane Harvey FEMA claims from the Texas Department of Transportation Monday night at City Hall. City Administrator Byron Hebert said the money will be put into the city’s financial reserves. The city had to go into its financial reserves and spend unbudgeted money last year when dealing with Hurricane Harvey. The first of the two checks, for Category B emergency protective […]

New Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Cypress

New Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Cypress FEMA has opened a Disaster Recovery Center at the Richard and Meg Weekley Community Center. The Disaster Recovery Center is in the parking lot of the Community Center. 8440 Greenhouse Rd, Cypress, TX 77433  Open 7am- 7pm daily Extra Day to Apply for Disaster SNAP Benefits On Friday, October 6th, the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. The address is 1001 Avenida de […]

Partnerships and Progress: People helping people

HURRICANE HARVEY Austin, Texas – More than one million volunteer hours, millions in cash donations and countless charitable efforts form the backbone of the recovery from Hurricane Harvey more than a month after the Category 4 storm hit Texas. To meet the immediate needs of survivors, volunteers from across the country continue the cleaning and removal of debris in the houses, providing emotional and spiritual care, repairing and rebuilding houses and doing other very necessary work […]