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Free Crisis Counseling For Texans Affected By Hurricane Ike

Date: Monday, November 3rd, 2008

Source(s): FEMA

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Texas Governor’s Division of Emergency Management (GDEM) understand that Hurricane Ike has taken a tremendous toll on everyone and urge Texans working to recover from the storm to take advantage of free crisis counseling services.

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Less than Two Weeks Left To Apply For Disaster Assistance

Date: Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Source(s): FEMA

Only two weeks remain for homeowners, renters, and business owners who suffered damages from Hurricane Ike and live in one of the 34 counties designated for federal and state assistance to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

State and federal officials are urging anyone who still needs to register to do so before the registration deadline of Nov. 12.

“The deadline is only two weeks away and we don’t want anyone with disaster damages to miss this opportunity for assistance,” said State Coordinating Officer Joan Haun. “Register, get into the FEMA system and let’s find out what you are eligible for.”

There are two ways to register: log on to www.fema.gov or call FEMA’s toll free number, 1-800-621-3362, or TTY 1-800-462-7585 for the hearing impaired. Both numbers are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, until further notice. Residents should register only once; duplicate registrations may cause delays in the delivery of assistance.

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FEMA: How to Apply for Disaster Assistance

Date: Friday, October 24th, 2008

Source(s): FEMA

View the steps to apply for disaster assistance outlined by FEMA.

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Before housing repairs, check TRCC website

Date: Saturday, October 18th, 2008

Source(s): Texas Residential Construction Commission (TRCC)

TRCC has set up a website for citizens to see whether a contractor or builder is registered with a state.  There are also links to other reputable websites.

http://www.ikeresponse.org/

Builder / Remodeler Search

https://www.trcc.state.tx.us/recordsearch.builders.aspx


FEMA Announces 100 Percent Reimbursement Extension For Debris Removal And Emergency Protective Measures

Date: Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

Source(s): FEMA

The presidential disaster declaration for Hurricane Ike has been amended to add an additional 30 days to the 100 percent funding period for emergency protective measures and debris removal, the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today.

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2-1-1 Connects Hurricane Victims with Health, Human Services Programs

Date: Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

Source(s): FEMA

By dialing 2-1-1, Texans affected by Hurricane Ike can be connected to health and human services programs available in their communities. An alternate toll-free number for the same hotline is 1-800-644-1917.

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Hurricane Ike Victims Eligible For Free Disaster Legal Services

Date: Monday, October 13th, 2008

Source(s): FEMA

Texas residents who were impacted by Hurricane Ike can make use of free legal assistance and counseling.

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Three Familiar Scams After A Disaster

Date: Monday, October 13th, 2008

Source(s): FEMA

The destruction caused by hurricane Ike leaves many residents, small business owners and people who are out of work vulnerable to fraudulent offers of help. As a result, Texans continue to be the target of three familiar scams.

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Completing SBA Loan Application Is The Key To Full Texas Disaster Assistance

Date: Sunday, October 12th, 2008

Source(s): FEMA

Texans who suffered damages or losses from Hurricane Ike and received a loan application from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are urged to complete and return the application. Doing so will ensure the applicants are considered for the full range of disaster assistance that may be available to them.

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Update Your FEMA Contact Information

Date: Friday, October 10th, 2008

Source(s): FEMA

Many people who contacted the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for assistance after Hurricane Ike struck Texas have moved since they registered. Now FEMA is trying to contact those people and finding that many of the phone numbers given by applicants are no longer current.

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