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Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

Texas facing hurricane season with drained disaster fund

As Texas takes on another hurricane season, Gov. Greg Abbott’s office has nearly committed all of the 2016-17 emergency funds reserved for state disaster recovery efforts in the aftermath of floods and other natural disasters.

Friday, December 11th, 2015

San Marcos officials lobby for federal flood relief funds

Battered by two once-in-a-lifetime floods in the span of six months, San Marcos officials are lobbying for federal funds to reduce the risk to life and property next time.

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

FEMA to close four Hays County field offices on Saturday

A centralized disaster recovery center will open Tuesday, Dec. 15 at the Hays County Government Center in San Marcos where specialists will be available to help flood victims navigate assistance programs offered by the Federal Emergency Management...

Monday, December 7th, 2015

FEMA opens four disaster recovery centers in Hays County

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has opened four disaster recovery centers in Hays County where people impacted by the Halloween flood can apply for financial assistance.

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

President approves federal aid for Halloween flood survivors

President Barack Obama has approved a disaster declaration requested by Gov. Greg Abbott for counties affected by last month’s flooding, opening the door for individual federal assistance.

Friday, November 20th, 2015

Gov. Abbott declares state of disaster in six Central Texas counties

Six Central Texas counties — Hays, Caldwell, Guadalupe, Comal, Travis and Bastrop — are among 15 counties formally declared disaster areas today by Gov. Greg Abbott following flooding and a tornado between Oct. 22 and Oct. 31.

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

FEMA schedules open house on new San Marcos area floodplain maps

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is hosting an open house later this month to discuss newly updated floodplain maps with property owners and residents in San Marcos and elsewhere in Hays County.

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

Meeting set on debris removal, riverbanks restoration for Hays County, Wimberley flood survivors

Officials have called a public meeting next week on a new program to remove accumulated Memorial Day weekend flood debris from eligible private properties within the city of Wimberley and in unincorporated Hays County.

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

Last day to register for FEMA assistance is Aug. 27

The deadline is Thursday, Aug. 27 — tomorrow — for individuals to register for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the string of floods, storms and tornadoes that afflicted the state between May 4 and...

Friday, August 21st, 2015

Hays County ‘actively reviewing’ FEMA’s sweeping expansion of floodplain maps

Newly redrawn floodplain maps for the Blanco River basin in Hays County substantially expand the number of properties on which federal and state agencies say it is unwise to rebuild homes and businesses before weighing the probability...

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