Katy, TX (April 28, 2016) I wanted to go ahead and send you an update on flood recovery options. As the waters recede, we are getting better information on how to receive assistance.
FEMA Disaster Assistance: The President has declared a major disaster for Harris County. If you are a home or business owner who suffered loss in HARRIS County during the April floods, please register for assistance by calling or visiting the FEMA Disaster Assistance website.You can visit DisasterAssistance.gov or call 1-800-621-FEMA(3362).
HoustonRecovers.org is an excellent resource, set up by the City of Houston. You can use this website to Register for Federal Disaster Assistance, Find a Red Cross Shelter, Report Flooding, Volunteer for Crisis Cleanup and many other services. This site is updated often to include the newest information and available resources.
Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston is compiling a comprehensive list of Churches and other faith-based entities that are offering services to the community. They also provide contact information for these entities so that you can either volunteer or receive their offered services.
211Texas/United Way have set up a Text Update with information on assistance, how to apply for services and other updates. Texas HOUSTONFLOOD to 898-211 to get these updates.
Harris County Public Health & Environmental Services: offering free private well testing due to flooding
Faithbridge United Methodist Church: Helping Hands program will send volunteers to help with clean up.
Woodlands Church: Coordinating volunteers to go into subdivisions and help with clean up.
Prince of Peace Catholic Community: Streams of Mercy program working to help in the Houston Area
Faith Assembly Church: Convoy of Hope helping with home debris removal and repairs
Cypress United Methodist Church: Assisting with flood relief
The Foundry Church: Cypress: Cy-Hope non-profit is sending out volunteers and supplies
We are still expecting severe weather to move through the area this week. As always, if you are needing medical assistance or water rescue, please call 911. If you need help with debris removal or other city services, you can contact Harris County 311 at houston311.org or call 713-837-0311.
I am continuing to work closely with local officials, Governor Greg Abbott, The Texas Division of Emergency Management and FEMA to ensure that our state and our friends and neighbors can have access to the resources they need.
As always, I am here to represent YOU. If you have any questions or comments, you can email me HERE.
Thank you again for allowing me the honor of representing you. Please let me know if there’s anything that my office can do to be of service to you.
God bless Texas!
House District 132
Katy & Cypress