Helpful Resources and Information

Below is a list of Helpful Resources and Information, cataloged by Federal, State and Local/Private Agencies.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers: Disaster Recovery Centers are opened Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays, noon to 5 p.m. Federal, State, and Local representatives will be at the Centers to answer questions about disaster assistance and low-interest disaster loans for homeowners, renters and businesses.  For more information, visit: https://www.fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers

  • 2401 Termini Dr, Dickinson, TX 77539
  • 400 W Walker Street, League City, TX 77573
  • 209 S. Friendswood Dr, Friendswood, TX 77546

Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) was approved in Texas for eligible disaster survivors who have a continuing need for shelter because they are unable to return to their homes for an extended period of time. This initiative is intended to provide short-term lodging for eligible disaster survivors whose communities are either uninhabitable or inaccessible due to disaster-related damage. FEMA will contact you if you are eligible for the program. A listing of available properties under this program can be found at www.femaevachotels.com.

FEMA: 1-800-621-3362 or 1-800-462-7585 for the speech/hearing-impaired. Apply for disaster aid online at www.fema.gov or www.disasterassistance.gov

Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Assistance Center: loans many be available to help repair damage to homes or businesses and replace personal property.
1-800-659-2955; online at http://www.sba.gov/content/disaster-assistance or email at disastercustomerservice@sba.gov

The National Flood Insurance Program answers questions for policyholders about the claims process at 800-621-3362; www.fema.gov/disaster/4332

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Immediate Foreclosure Relief may be available for Texas residents. HUD is granting a 90-day moratorium on foreclosures and forbearance on foreclosures of Federal Housing Administration (FHA)-insured home mortgages. There are approximately 200,000 FHA-insured homeowners living in these impacted counties that may be eligible. HUD is also offering longer-term recovery assistance to survivors and impacted communities. For more information, visit HUD’s website.

Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) for disaster food stamp benefits, call 1-877-541-7905; www.fns.usda.gov/disaster/texas-disaster-nutrition-assistance

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration www.samhsa.gov, Harvey Helpline: 1-800-985-5900

 

STATE AGENCIES

Texas Emergency Assistance:
1-877-541-7905 or online at https://www.tdhca.state.tx.us/disaster-resources/index.htm

TxDOT: For road closure information, please visit: drivetexas.org

Texas Insurance Information:
Texas Department of Insurance 800-252-3439
Texas Watch 888-738-4226
Texas Attorney General 800-252-8011

Food Assistance– for a list of food pantries and other food assistance, call 2-1-1

Texas Workforce Commission (TWC): Disaster Unemployment Assistance is available for Texas residents whose jobs were affected by Tropical Storm Harvey in Texas, specifically those who live or work in the counties included in the major disaster declaration. This may include people not normally eligible for unemployment benefits, such as self-employed persons and farm-workers. They can apply for unemployment benefits online at https://apps.twc.state.tx.us/UBS/security/logon.do or call 512-463-2222

 

LOCAL/PRIVATE AGENCIES

Local Emergency Management Offices:

Galveston County       281-309-5002

Bayou Vista                409-935-0449

Clear Lake Shores       281-334-1034

Dickinson                    281.337-4700

Friendswood               281-996-3335

Galveston                    409-765-3710

Hitchcock                    409-986-5559

Jamaica Beach             409-737-1140

Kemah                         281-334-5414

La Marque                   409-938-9260

League City                281-554-1300

Sana Fe                       409-925-2000

Texas City                   409-643-5707

Tiki Island                   409-935-1427

Galveston County Health District www.gchd.org or 409-938-7221

American Red Cross: National Number: (866) 438-4636, Hurricane Harvey Immediate Assistance Program: www.redcross.org/HHIA, Shelter Locator: http://www.redcross.org/get-help/disaster-relief-and- recovery-services/find-an-open-shelter

United Way Galveston connect to resources www.uwgalv.org or 409-762-HELP

Samaritan’s Purse please contact for home cleanup and temporary roofing at 346-208-3774

Crisis Cleanup for clean-up assistance, call 1-800-451-1954 to report your need

Catholic Charities for financial and food assistance 409-948-0405 or 409-762-2064

Team Rubicon for clean-up assistance 817-771-2831