Hurricane Harvey Resources
Disaster Recovery Centers:
A Disaster Recovery Center is a readily accessible facility or mobile office where individuals may go for information about our programs or other disaster assistance programs, and to ask questions related to your case. Representatives from the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), volunteer groups and other agencies are at the centers to answer questions about disaster assistance and low-interest disaster loans for homeowners, renters and businesses. They can also help individuals apply for federal disaster assistance.
Please see above for a list of Disaster Recovery Centers located in my district.
The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) continues a coordinated response to Hurricane Harvey along with local, state, federal and non-profit partners. As we move toward helping our communities rebuild and recover, HCOHSEM has produced the Harvey Recovery Guide.
The guide lists a number of resources available to residents affected by the severe flooding caused by Harvey. The guide includes information on finding housing, food, employment, legal services, and tax relief. It also includes advice on filing insurance claims, applying for disaster relief, replacing lost documents, protecting yourself when hiring contractors, and acquiring crisis counseling or help for managing traumatic stress.
You can view that resource guide here.
To register for Individual Assistance:
Registering online is the quickest way to register for FEMA assistance since the event will last several days and the full scope of damages will not be evident until the storm has passed. It’s all in the FEMA App. Download it here: https://www.fema.gov/mobile-app.
If you do not have access to the internet you may register by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY). If you use 711 relay or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 800-621-3362 directly. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week until further notice.
The Disaster Distress Helpline is a toll-free national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to a disaster.
· This multilingual and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories.
· Call 800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.