Hurricane Harvey

UPDATE: FEMA Provides Essential Information To Cope With Harvey’s Aftermath

After days and days of flooding from Harvey FEMA shares essential information for those impacted by the storm. 

Officials deliver water to an holding area for residents waiting to be evacuated, Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, in Corpus Christi, Texas. Harvey intensified into a hurricane Thursday and steered for the Texas coast with the potential for up to 3 feet of rain, 125 mph winds and 12-foot storm surges in what could be the fiercest hurricane to hit the United States in almost a dozen years.(AP Photo/Eric Gay)

After days and days of flooding from Tropical Storm Harvey and no end in sight, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has compiled a list of essential information for those impacted by the storm. 

To apply for FEMA aid, they recommend: 

Quickest way to register  is DisasterAssistance.gov
Or call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362)

To make sure that friends and family know you’re safe, FEMA recommends visiting safeandwell.communityos.org/cms/. If you need help and are in a situation that is not life threatening you can contact the Red Cross by calling 211. 

Shelters can be found by searching the Red Cross website, you can also call 1-800-RED-CROSS and for those shelters in Houston call 713-426-9404. 

To report a missing child, FEMA recommends that you contact the Nation Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-866-908-9570.

More specifically for those in Harris County there are a number of resources available. If you’re looking to volunteer your time to help those in need, you can contact the virtual volunteer office with the Harris County Office of Emergency Management at readyharris.org

If you need rescue within the Houston area, call 713-881-3100 and you can call the Coast Guard Rescue at 281-464-4851, *4852, *4853, *4584, *4855

For those who have had to abandon their cars and will need to locate them after the flooding stops, the number to call is 713-308-8580 or go to findmytowedcar.com.

As the events of the last few days takes its toll on folks, for those who wish to talk to a professional who can help you cope with emotional distress from the storm call the Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746.

Other General Information

Volunteering statewide, register at www.NVOAD.org

Looking for contractors to help with your home go to www.fema.gov/about-industry-liaison-program or Google “FEMA Industry”. 

For independent drivers/haulers:

· Coyote Logistics,  or call 877-6-COYOTE 877-626-9683

For group drivers/haulers:

· www.GSA.gov or call, 1-844-GSA-4111 1-844-472-4111

For FEMA Registration call 1-800-621-3362/TTY: 800-462-7585

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