FEMA Shares Hurricane Harvey Resources for Texas Survivors, Volunteers

DENTON, Texas – As the remnants of Harvey continue to drift over the Texas coast, residents and would-be contractors and volunteers have plenty of resources to link them with help, as well as volunteer and other opportunities. For the latest updates and information, visit the FEMA Hurricane Harvey webpage here.

Here is a partial list. Keep in mind that the situation is evolving daily and some information may change or become outdated:

Life Safety

  • Anyone needing help (not a life-threatening emergency): 211
  • To report a missing child, contact the National Emergency Child Locator Center: 866-908-9570
  • To talk to a professional who can help you cope with emotional distress from the storm, call the Disaster Distress Helpline at 800-985-5990, visit http://disasterdistress.samhsa.gov, or text TalkWithUs to 66746.

HARRIS COUNTY specific:

GENERAL INFORMATION:

FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/femaregion6 and the FEMA Blog at http://blog.fema.gov.

Monica Vargas

Monica is a Public Information Officer for the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES). She has been involved in the Aliso Canyon Gas Leak, Valley Fire, Butte Fire, historic drought, Oroville Dam Emergency Spillway Incident and 2017 winter storms. She previously served Cal OES as an analyst in international affairs, technology operations and executive staff support.

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