Travis County residents and business owners who received storm damage during the May 27, 2016 flood are eligible for federal assistance, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Eligibility applies to Graveyard Point residents, who received flooding from Lake Travis, provided they are living in their primary residence. For more information...

The Austin Disaster Relief Network remains active. Their hotline is 512-806-0800 to provide flood survivor assistance. They will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. until Friday June 17th, 2016.

 

Travis County Transportation and Natural Resources has completed the damage assessment from the May 27, 2016 flood. The numbers include damages on Lake Travis. The flooding was primarily on Dry and Maha Creeks in Precinct 4. Please be mindful that major, minor and affected refers to damage level of a structure, not the experience of our citizens; 46 Major (with many likely destroyed), 40 Minor, 20 Affected, 111 total.

Buy-Out Information

Currently, Travis County only has buy-out funds for properties that have already been identified. This fall, we will obtain information from a study of the October 2015 flood at Thoroughbred Farms, and we will work to identify cost-effective alternatives for mitigating flooding in that area. Those alternatives could include buy-outs and structural changes, such as dikes, levies and channels. At this time, funding for any chosen alternative will likely be requested in a County Bond Referendum planned for November 2017. This information could change, as it is dependent upon actions taken by the Commissioners Court.

 

Transportation & Natural Resources Flood Maps

 

FEMA Press Releases

July 27, 2016
SBA Disaster Loan Application Deadlines Near
Two important deadlines are ahead for Texans who are considering a loan through the U.S. Small Business Administration for recovery from the May-June storms and flooding.

July 26, 2016
FEMA’s ‘Help After a Disaster’ Guide Available in PDF in Many Languages
Texans affected by the May-June storms and flooding can get their questions answered in many languages by accessing the FEMA booklet “Help After a Disaster: Applicant’s Guide to the Individuals & Households Program.”

June 20, 2016
U.S. Citizens, ‘Qualified Aliens, Non-Citizen Nationals’ Should Register With FEMA for Disaster Help
Survivors of the May floods may be eligible for disaster assistance if they have a Social Security number or permanent residency card (green card) or if a minor child who lives in the household has a Social Security number.

June 14, 2016
Texans in 12 Counties Affected by May-June Flooding Can Register With FEMA for Disaster Assistance
Texans who sustained damage or loss from the storms and flooding that began May 26 and continues can now register for disaster assistance with FEMA.

June 13, 2016
More Than $22.7 Million in Federal Disaster Aid to Help Texas Communities Recover from the March Storm
Federal officials estimate more than $22.7 million in disaster assistance will help fund local governments’ recovery from the March 7-29 tornadoes and flooding.

June 11, 2016
President Declares Disaster for Texas
The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Texas to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms and flooding beginning on May 26, 2016, and continuing.

June 11, 2016
Federal Aid Programs for the State of Texas
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's disaster declaration issued for the State of Texas.

Press Releases

June 13, 2016
Federal flood assistance approved for Travis County residents and businesses
Travis County residents and business owners who received storm damage during the Memorial Day weekend are eligible for federal assistance, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

June 7, 2016
Travis County Judge signs disaster declaration
This morning, May 29, the Travis County Sheriff’s Office and STAR Flight resumed their search for flood victims...

May 29, 2016
Travis County Sheriff’s Office and STAR Flight locate deceased body
This morning, May 29, the Travis County Sheriff’s Office and STAR Flight resumed their search for flood victims...

May 29, 2016
Red Cross Shelter Opens in Travis County
Due to the severe weather that made its way through Travis County over the course of Memorial Day weekend, many homes and residences were damaged by the floods...

May 27, 2016
Travis County responds to flooding
Travis County is responding to the flooding caused by heavy rain overnight and this morning...

May 26, 2016
Register now for emergency warnings at WarnCentralTexas.org
With the risk of severe weather in our area and the reputation as Flash Flood Alley, now is the time to register for emergency warnings...

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