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President Declares Emergency For Texas

President Declares Emergency For Texas

Citizens with Special Needs Preparedness:
http://www.texasonline.com/portal/tol/en/emergency/specialneeds

Hurricane Resources for Texas Citizens:
http://www.texasonline.com/portal/tol/en/emergency

Release Date: June 29, 2010
Release Number: HQ-10-128

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal
Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that an emergency exists
in the state of Texas and that federal aid is available to supplement state
and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from
Tropical Storm Alex beginning on June 27, 2010, and continuing.

Federal funding is available to coordinate all disaster relief efforts which
have the purpose of alleviating the hardship and suffering caused by the
emergency on the local population, and to provide appropriate assistance for
required emergency measures, authorized under Title V of the Stafford Act,
to save lives and to protect property and public health and safety, and to
lessen or avert the threat of a catastrophe in the counties of Aransas,
Atascosa, Bee, Bexar, Brooks, Cameron, Comal, Duval, Guadalupe, Hidalgo, Jim
Hogg, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kleberg, Live Oak, McMullen, Medina, Nueces,
Refugio, San Patricio, Starr, Webb, Willacy, Wilson, and Zapata.

Specifically, FEMA is authorized to identify, mobilize, and provide at its
discretion, equipment and resources necessary to alleviate the impacts of
the emergency. Emergency protective measures, limited to direct federal
assistance, will be provided at 75 percent federal funding.

Bradley Harris has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for
federal recovery operations in the affected area.

FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure
that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our
capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and
mitigate all hazards.

Federal Aid Programs For State Of Texas Emergency
Release Date: June 29, 2010
Release Number: HQ-10-128 Factsheet

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made
available as needed and warranted under President Obama’s emergency disaster
declaration issued for Texas.

Assistance for the State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as
Required:

* FEMA is authorized to provide appropriate assistance for required
emergency measures, authorized under Title V of the Stafford Act, to save
lives and to protect property and public health and safety, or to lessen or
avert the threat of a catastrophe in the designated areas.

* Specifically, FEMA is authorized to provide emergency protective measures
(Category B), limited to direct Federal assistance, under the Public
Assistance program at 75 percent Federal funding.

FEMA’s mission is to support our first responders and ensure that as a
nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to
prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all
hazards.

Stay informed of FEMA’s activities online: videos and podcasts available at
http://www.fema.gov/medialibrary and http://www.youtube.com/fema ;
follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/femainfocus and on
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