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Disaster Recovery Resources

Texas Disaster Recovery Resources

On this page you will find resources to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

If you're a victim of Hurricane Harvey...

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    • The U.S. Department of Education activated its emergency response contact centerTuesday. Education stakeholders seeking informational resources and relief from Department-based administrative requirements are encouraged to email
    • Following reports that several Texans are missing in midst of the storm, the Red Cross is encouraging people to list themselves and their families as safe by clicking here. You can also receive disaster assistance from the Red Cross by calling 877-500-8645, or find a list of open shelters here.
    • Call the United Way Helpline at 211 for information on shelters and other forms of assistance.
    • The Texas Association of Business has established a hotline to provide resources to business owners affected by the storm. Call 512-637-7714 or see the website.
    • Call the State Bar of Texas legal hotline at 800-504-7030 for toll-free answers to basic legal questions in English, Spanish or Vietnamese. If you need a lawyer, call the State Bar’s Lawyer Referral & Information Service at 800-252-9690.
    • If you lost your job because of the hurricane, you may be eligible for unemployment benefits. Apply here.
    • To report a missing child, call the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-866-908-9570.
    • For those looking for refuge, Texas State Park camping is free to hurricane evacuees
    • Talk to a professional about emotional distress by calling the Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or texting “TalkWithUs” to 66746.
    • Residents and business owners in counties who sustained disaster related damage due to Harvey can apply for assistance by registering online at
    • Lost Dogs of Texas is maintaining several active Facebook pages documenting pets they’ve found amid the storm. Here is some information (with photos included) on animals found along the Coast Bend area and those in the Houston area.

    • If your home was ravaged by the floods or sustained any storm damage, you can register your damage with FEMA at 1-800-621-3362.

    • Check whether you’re eligible for disaster relief.

    • Follow government guidelines on replacing important documents. 

    • RoweDocs is offering online healthcare services to Harvey victims.

If you want to help victims of Hurricane Harvey …

For the most up to date information regarding disaster relief and resources within the surrounding communities, please visit one of the following websites: