Hurricane Harvey Resources
Harris County Recovery Network – For questions about general disaster recovery resources available to Harris County residents, please call the Community Services Department team at (713) 696-1998, or visit their website.
Note: FEMA Disaster Center locations and hours of service will be added once they are established.
FEMA Disaster Assistance Registration
To learn if you are eligible for disaster relief, receive assistance, and find helpful community resources visit: https://www.disasterassistance.gov/
Alternatively, you may receive assistance by calling: 1-800-621-FEMA (3362)
For the latest information on Hurricane Harvey, you can visit https://www.fema.gov/hurricane-harvey
Disaster Unemployment Assistance
The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is accepting applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) in Harris County as a result of severe weather due to Hurricane Harvey. Applications can be taken online through Unemployment Benefit Services or by calling a TWC Tele-Center Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 800-939-6631
FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program has a call center to answer Texas policyholders’ flood insurance questions
To speak with a flood insurance specialist, call 800-621-3362 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The Texas Department of Insurance is also available to answer questions at 1-800-252-3439. You may find more information at the Texas Department of Insurance’s website: http://www.tdi.texas.gov/consumer/storms/helpafterharvey.html
If your property was damaged by the storm, email photos and a description of the damage to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a business owner whose business has been affected by the storm, visit the Small Business Administration website for more information and to apply: https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/
How to Help
For those looking to volunteer and donate to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, please visit the following page for instructions and additional information: https://www.fema.gov/volunteer-donate-responsibly
Another way to help is by giving blood. People of all blood types are encouraged to donate. Find a blood drive near you: https://southtexasblood.org/Harvey
Stay safe and avoid any flooded roadways or blockages. An online map of road closures throughout the Houston area, visit: https://drivetexas.org/current
By phone: 1-800-452-9292
Find an open shelter by texting SHELTER and your zip code to 4FEMA (43362)
Access an online, interactive shelter location map by visiting: http://google.org/crisismap/2017-harvey
More shelter information is available at http://www.redcross.org/get-help/disaster-relief-and-recovery-services/find-an-open-shelter OR http://harrisrecovery.org/four-red-cross-shelters-announced/
If your vehicle has been towed, find your vehicle by calling: 1-713-308-8580
Updates on garbage pickup can be found at http://www.houstontx.gov/solidwaste/
Note: Mayor Turner has announced that a heavy trash pickup effort will begin the week of September 4, 2017.
If you are suffering from emotional distress as a result of Hurricane Harvey, do not hesitate to speak with a professional at 1-00-985-5990
You may also text “TalkWithUs” to 66746
If you have been separated from your pet as a result of the storm, visit Hurricane Harvey Pets Houston on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hurricaneharveypetshouston/
If you require roadside vehicle assistance, call: 1-800-525-5555