Hurricane Harvey - Recovery

Hurricane Harvey Rumor Control

There is a lot of misinformation circulating online and because rumors spread fast please tell a friend, share this page, and help us provide accurate information.  Check this link often for an on-going list of rumors and their true or false status.

Post Hurricane Harvey - RECOVERY RESOURCES

In  the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Texas Sea Grant has collected links to   several resources that are designed to assist in recovery efforts. The   websites, publications, mobile apps and videos listed below, developed   by other Sea Grant programs and federal, state and regional agencies  and  non-profit organizations, cover multiple topics. CLICK HERE to view resources for specific  topics such as safe cleanup procedures,  seafood safety, and filing  damage claims and other financial issues  are listed 

Critical Needs Assistance

Disaster Food Benefits

Disaster Unemployment Assistance

Disaster Loans

Community Disaster Loan Program

Image result for FEMATo apply for FEMA assistance please visit www.DisasterAssistance.gov.   People without internet access may sign up by calling 800-621-3362.   Individuals have speech disabilities or hearing loss and use TTY should  call 800-462-7585 directly; those who use 711 or Video Relay Service  should call 800-621-3362. Both toll-free numbers will be operational  from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. seven days a week until further notice.

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  • Before cleaning debris, digging on your property or to  locate underground natural gas lines and other underground utility  lines, call 811, the nationwide Call Before You Dig number.
  • Be  aware of where your natural gas meter is located. As debris is put out  for heavy trash pickup, make sure it is placed away from the meter. In  many areas the meter may be located near the curb. If debris is near a  gas meter, the mechanized equipment used by trash collectors could pull  up the meter, damaging it and causing a potentially hazardous situation.  If this happens, leave the area immediately and call CenterPoint Energy  at 888-876-5786.

SBA Disaster Assistance Available to Texas

 Private 


Nonprofit Organizations - See information here