Our hearts and prayers are with all of those affected by this devastating storm along the Gulf Coast.  Record-breaking rainfall swamped over 50 counties with over 30,000 people forced to evacuate their homes. Throughout all the devastation this storm has brought, we as Texans continue to be there for one another. Please see the full list of recovery resources below, and as always visit your local county website for up to date information for your county specifically! 

Please be sure to Check For Roadway Closure before traveling, and keep a full tank of gas  as we are on a limited supply with the strained distribution system and the shut down of Texas and Louisiana refineries.

How to make an Insurance claim:

Any insurance related questions please refer to  Texas Department of Insurance

If you do not have Flood Insurance:

To Donate Monies to those affected:

To Volunteer:

  • Volunteers can sign up for trips to the affected area through organizations like Samaritan’s Purse, GivePulseCoastal Bend Disaster Recovery Group, Team Rubicon and Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster.
  • Volunteer Houston has launched a virtual Volunteer Reception Center to aid nonprofit agencies in flood relief efforts. More information here.
  • If you’re a chef, sign up to cook for victims in Houston.
  • If you are a health or mental health professional, sign up with the Red Cross to deploy to affected areas. 
  • Remote Area Medical is seeking medical personnel, as well as general support and supplies, to help with rescue efforts. Contact RAM at volunteers@ramusa.org or 865-579-1530.
  • The Red Cross is seeking musicians to play at Austin-area evacuation shelters.
  • The State Bar of Texas has a legal hotline to help people — specifically low-income Texans — with issues such as replacing lost documents and answering insurance questions. They also started a disaster relief volunteer form, which attorneys licensed in Texas can fill out here

Unable to Work because of the Storm?

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is accepting applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) in 11 additional counties as a result of severe weather due to Hurricane Harvey. Individuals whose employment or self-employment was impacted by Hurricane Harvey may now apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance, but you must apply for benefits by September 27, 2017. Applications can be taken online through Unemployment Benefit Services or by calling a TWC Tele-Center Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 800-939-6631

Please be safe and take care of each other! THE STORY TEAM CARES!! 

Information Courtesy of: Wharton Insurance,The Texas Tribune, New York Times, San Diego Union Tribune, KFDM, and USA.gov