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Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

FEMA aid to storm, flood survivors passes $12M in Austin region

So far, $12.3 million in individual assistance has been allocated from FEMA to people impacted by floods, storms and tornadoes in the Austin metro region. More than $7.6 million of that has been disbursed in Hays County; in Caldwell County, total FEMA assistance surpassed $1M for the first time last week.

Friday, August 7th, 2015

City hosting neighborhood meeting on flood rebuilding

>The city of San Marcos will join with FEMA representatives and volunteer organizations to share information with residents who experienced damage to their homes during the Memorial Weekend Flood. The meeting will take place on Saturday, August...

Monday, July 20th, 2015

Federal, state agencies open disaster recovery center in Blanco

UPDATED 11:08 a.m. JULY 12 | State and federal agencies have opened a one-stop disaster recovery center in this tiny Hill Country town where the Memorial Day weekend flood first claimed lives and property.

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

Austin homebuilders establish flood recovery fund

The Home Builders Association of Greater Austin has established a fund to help flood victims in Blanco, Hays and Travis counties recover from the devastation.

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Hays County, TxDOT sign funding agreement for Post Road bridge wrecked by floodwaters

UPDATED 12:19 p.m. JULY 14 | More than seven weeks after the historic Blanco River flood dismantled the low-lying Post Road bridge in northern San Marcos, state transportation officials have agreed to allocate federal bridge...

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

San Marcos retailer collects used furniture for flood victims

The Flack family, whose Martindale home was lost in the Memorial Day weekend flood, has organized a used furniture drive to help other flood survivors rebuild their lives.

Saturday, July 11th, 2015

Curbside flood debris removal ends Aug. 2 in Hays County

Hays County residents, including those who live in the Wimberley or San Marcos city limits, should move flood wreckage and rubbish to the street curb or right-of-way by Aug. 2, the last day a private contractor will...

Friday, July 10th, 2015

Federal aid to Hays County flood victims tops $6.8M

Residents of Blanco, Caldwell and Guadalupe counties have so far received an additional $1.5 million in housing and other FEMA assistance.

Friday, July 10th, 2015

CONA to hold panel discussion on flood lessons

The Council of Neighborhood Associations will host a panel discussion on flooding and real estate development during its regular monthly meeting on Monday.

Friday, July 10th, 2015

Letter: United Way will be good steward of $400K in flood recovery donations

United Way of Hays County board chair KIM PORTERFIELD writes, “by working together in a transparent and collaborative manner, Hays and Caldwell counties will emerge from this natural disaster stronger and healthier.”

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