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Jim Guidry Commentaries
State of Texas
Federal Emergency Management Agency
News Release
Thursday, September 29, 2011



AUSTIN, Texas - Wildfire survivors in Houston, Leon, Waller and Montgomery counties can meet with state and federal specialists at recovery centers opening in Southeast Texas communities for three-day stops this week and the next. 

Starting Thursday, specialists from the state of Texas, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration will be on hand to answer questions and provide information on the types of assistance available to survivors. They also have brochures and other written materials on disaster recovery.

The schedule is:

Houston and Leon Counties

Centerville/Leon County Annex II

155 N. Cass, 3rd floor

Centerville, TX  75833

1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29 and Oct. 6 

9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30 and Oct. 7

9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 and Oct. 8


Waller and Montgomery Counties

Field Store Community Center

26098 FM 362 North, near the intersection of FM 1488

Waller, TX  77484

1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3 and Oct. 10

9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4 and Oct. 11

9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5 and Oct. 12


Any Texas survivor with questions about the recovery process or needing help registering with FEMA is urged to stop by a center. Visiting with a recovery specialist is not a requirement for survivors who want disaster assistance, but the centers are an excellent way for people to get answers to their questions about disaster aid and help applying for it.

Texans can register online at, via web-enabled phone at, or by telephone via FEMA's toll-free numbers: 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585. Those who use 711-Relay or Video Relay Services can call 1-800-621-3362. Operators are available by phone from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week.

Follow FEMA tweets about the Texas disaster at Other online resources are, and

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