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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.

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.

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

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.”

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Public housing residents struggle to find homes after historic flood

Many public housing residents are struggling to find their footing after flood damage prompted the San Marcos Housing Authority to vacate at least 96 homes for repairs.

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Hays County hopes to temporarily bridge Blanco River with railroad cars

With thousands of rural Hays County residents isolated from emergency service providers, officials are investigating options for using flatbed railroad cars to build a temporary Fischer Store Road crossing at the Blanco River.

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

FEMA allocates $6.3M so far for Hays County flood victims

As of Sunday, 1,628 households in Hays County have registered for federal aid for a total of $6.3 million, money that has been allocated but not necessarily awarded.

Monday, June 8th, 2015

Three FEMA, SBA offices now open in Hays County

UPDATE 10:59 a.m. JUNE 7 | The expanded list includes Caldwell, Bastrop, Blanco, Guadalupe, Travis and Williamson counties in Central Texas. Residents in those counties are now potentially eligible for emergency grants or loans administered...

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Mishap spills 15,000 gallons of raw sewage into the river

An estimated 15,000 gallons of raw sewage poured into the San Marcos River yesterday morning after construction workers broke a 20-inch-diameter wastewater main near Thompson’s Islands.

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