“As Hurricane Harvey recovery continues and heavy rains and flooding hit portions of the state this week, now is the time to prepare for potential storms ahead this hurricane season. The State is actively readying resources and communication and response strategies to help protect families and property in the event of another hurricane. Because you are your family’s first line of defense, I encourage Texans to put together an emergency supply kit, create a communication plan, prepare homes for storms and heed all warnings from local officials. For more safety and preparedness tips, visit TexasPrepares.org. To check road conditions at any time, visit DriveTexas.org.”

─ Governor Greg Abbott

Governor’s Commission to Rebuild Texas

Individual Assistance

  • The Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) deadline is June 30, 2018, with a checkout date of July 1, 2018. Disaster victims with questions regarding their TSA program eligibility or status may contact the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 for assistance.
  • Current individual assistance numbers are now posted on rebuildtexas.today/recovery-tracker.
  • To find the nearest Disaster Recovery Center visit fema.gov/drc, or text DRC along with a zip code to 43362 (4FEMA). Survivors also can find help by calling FEMA at 800-621-3362, logging into DisasterAssistance.gov or downloading the FEMA app fema.gov/mobile-app.
  • FEMA’s Disaster Distress Helpline offers trained professionals who can help callers cope with anxiety or stress, and guide them to available resources. This toll-free, multilingual and confidential crisis support service is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call 800-985-5990, 800-846-8517 (TTY) or text TalkWithUs (Spanish-speakers text: Hablanos) to 66746.