Harvey Recovery Resources

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, many Coastal Bend residents feel overwhelmed and unsure of who to turn to for assistance. We’re here to help. Below is a collection of local resources for those who need help. We will update this page as we receive more information. 

**UPDATE: Sept. 10. 2017** Download this Harvey resource list consisting of community partners ready to help you with a wide range of recovery needs.

FEMA

**Update: Sept. 12, 2017**  Download this sheet of hotels accepting FEMA vouchers
 
**Update: Sept 14, 2017** Download this flowchart explaining the sequence of delivery provided by FEMA. Here is a fact sheet for Texas renters; federal help may be available. 
 
Residents of Bee, Goliad, Kleberg, Nueces, San Patricio and Refugio Counties are eligible to apply for public assistance through FEMA. To apply, please visit https://www.disasterassistance.gov/. You can also download the FEMA app for updates and notifications. 

Information from Coastal Cities

View this press release from Ingleside's mayor explaining debris pickup, recovery centers, FEMA assistance, the new curfew, and scams to avoid. 

Call Texas 2-1-1

To find the best resource for your disaster-related needs, call 2-1-1. A representative will be able to connect you with the organization that can help the most. For more information, visit the Texas 2-1-1 website. http://www.211texas.org/

Navigating Disaster Recovery (insurance claims, contractor fraud, filing for disaster assistance, etc)

The Portland Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center shared helpful information on SBP's resources, a national nonprofit committed to helping people recover from disasters like Harvey as quickly and smoothly as possible. 

Texas Windstorm Insurance Mobile Claim Centers

Review this guide from Texas Windstorm Insurance Association that includes locations in Rockport and Corpus Christi. There is also a mobile claims location set up at the following location in Port Aransas: Port Aransas Community Center, 408 N. Alister St., Port Aransas, Texas 78373.

For Information on Food

Keep an eye on The Salvation Army of the Coastal Bend. They post lists of food items they can use as well as locations and times for when they will be out providing meals. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission expanded the use of the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) so that those who receive these food benefits can purchase hot food items through September 30th. Examples given are rotisserie chicken and prepared meals from a store's deli. Visit the Your Texas Benefits website for more information. 

For Unemployment Aid

Those affected by Harvey can apply for Disaster Unemployment Benefits through September 27th on the Texas Workforce Commission website or by calling 800-939-6631. Applicants are encouraged to state that their application is in relation to Harvey's damage. Eligible counties include: Aransas, Bee, Brazoria, Calhoun, Chambers, Colorado, Fayette, Fort Bend, Galveston, Goliad, Hardin, Harris, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Kleberg, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Newton, Nueces, Oragne, Refugio, Sabine, San Jacinto, San Patricio, Victoria, Waller, and Wharton. For more details, visit: http://www.twc.state.tx.us/news/hurricane-harvey-disaster-aid-available-...

For Disaster-Related Legal Assistance

Contact Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc. at 1-866-757-1570. 

For Information on Public Transportation

If You Lost Your ID Card

Call 361-449-2733

Readying Debris for Pickup

Here is an infographic explaining the best way to organize debris in your yard for pickup, provided by the Aransas Pass Chamber. If you have any questions, contact your local government.  

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