As Houston continues to cope with the largest natural disaster we have ever faced and the recovery process begins, I hope you find the following resources helpful in the days, weeks and months ahead.
Your best source for the latest official information on Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts in Harris County:
- Local alerts and news
- Report flood damage
- Harris County recovery resources
Did You Flood? Register with FEMA right away! You may be entitled to FEMA Disaster Assistance. It starts with getting a FEMA number. This number will be your number throughout the application process.
To register call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or go online to www.disasterassistance.gov.
You will be asked for:
- Your Social Security Number
- Insurance Information
- A Contact Number
- Direct Deposit Information for Electronic Funds
- Be sure to have a pen in hand to record important information, such as the FEMA number you will be provided.
- City of Houston Emergency Operations Center
- CenterPoint Energy – Latest Power Outage Tracker
- Houston TranStar – Latest Road Closures
- TxDOT - List of Closed and Flooded Roadways
- Texas Department of Insurance – Help After Harvey
- American Red Cross – Find an Open Shelter
How You Can Help:
A Texas-sized disaster requires a Texas-sized response. Hurricane Harvey is an unprecedented natural disaster in the state of Texas and will require an unprecedented effort in recovery. To support all of the Texas communities devastated by Hurricane Harvey, the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation is leading the charge to raise $100 million for the Rebuild Texas Fund. Your contribution will help people, organizations, and businesses recover and rebuild in Houston and along the coastal communities of Texas.
For givers, they can rest assured that their dollars are going 100 percent to relief, recovery and rebuild efforts. Administrative costs and people costs are covered by the OneStar Foundation and by the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation. PayPal has also generously agreed to waive processing fees for donations to the Rebuild Texas Fund.
The American Red Cross is working around the clock along the Gulf Coast to help the thousands of people whose lives have been devastated by Hurricane Harvey as catastrophic flooding continues along the Gulf Coast. The Red Cross depends on financial donations to be able to provide disaster relief immediately.
Help people affected by Hurricane Harvey by visiting redcross.org, calling 1- 800-RED CROSS or texting the word HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from this disaster.