Disaster Assistance in the Wake of Harvey

DISASTER ASSISTANCE, FEMA, & TDI
For information on the Texas Disaster Declaration and more, visit www.fema.gov. Residents and businesses in declared counties who sustained disaster related damage due to Hurricane Harvey may apply for assistance by registering online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov.

Registering online is the quickest way to register for FEMA assistance. If you do not have access to the internet you may register by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or 1-800-462-7585. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week until further notice. You may also use the FEMA mobile app.

For help with insurance questions and recovery resources, visit Texas Department of Insurance’s Help After Harvey website.

 

INSURANCE CLAIMS
To file a flood insurance claim under the NFIP, contact your insurance agent immediately. You can also call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) – select option 2 – to learn more about your policy, and be directed to the appropriate claims resource.

For more on the claims filing process, see the Texas Department of Insurance –www.tdi.texas.gov/takefive/filing-home-claim

 

U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION LOANS
The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering assistance. Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to Texas businesses and residents as a result of President Trump’s major disaster declaration. Applicants may apply online at www.disasterloan.sba.gov/ela or call (800) 659-2955.

 

WAYS TO HELP
To volunteer with high water vehicles or boats:
Call 713-881-3100 and ask for a Fire Marshal

Medical personnel can contact Remote Area Medical (RAM) to help with rescue efforts.
Contact RAM at volunteers@ramusa.org or 865-579-1530.

Anyone wanting to be paid for their services:
http://www.fema.gov/about-industry-liaison-program or Google “FEMA Industry”

For contractors looking for work, see the State of Texas purchasing and contracting office:
512-463-3034, option 1.

Independent drivers/haulers:
Coyote Broker
https://www.coyote.com/
877-6-COYOTE 877-626-9683

Group drivers/haulers:
www.GSA.gov
1-844-GSA-4111 (1-844-472-4111)

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