FEMA Disaster Assistance

Saturday, Sept. 23 & Sunday, Sept. 24
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

PISD Educational Support Center
1928 N. Main, Pearland Texas, 77581

FEMA representatives available to answer questions about the FEMA assistance process, look up individual cases, and register impacted residents. FEMA advance registration is preferred at 1.800.621.3362 and disasterassistance.gov

Disaster Relief information

FEMA and Small Business Administration Town Hall Meeting   Monday, Sept. 18, 6 to 9 p.m.Friendswood Junior High School   1000 Manison Parkway, Friendswood

Lone Star Legal Aid / Houston Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers will be offering free legal assistance Tuesday, September 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mary Queen Catholic Church, 606 Cedarwood Drive, Friendswood

The quickest way to apply for federal assistance? Online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by phone at 800-621-3362 (voice, 711 or VRS) or 800-462-7585 (TTY). Due to high demand, lines may be busy. Please be patient, and try calling in the morning or evening when call volume may be lower.

FEMA Disaster Relief Center locator  http://asd.fema.gov/inter/locator/home.htm

Buyout or Mitigation Programs

City officials have been in communication with FEMA in regard to potential buyout or mitigation programs to understand those and make judgments about the requirements and implications, as an option for areas impacted by Hurricane Harvey and areas that are repetitively flooded.

At this time, there have been no assurances that a buyout program will be offered locally. The City of Pearland encourages everyone who sustained flood waters in their home to protect their property by taking measures to remove wet carpet, sheetrock, insulation and dry out their homes.

As the City receives more information from FEMA or other federal/state officials, this information will be shared with City of Pearland residents. As information is available it will be posted on pearlandtx.gov.

Disaster Assistance in the Wake of Harvey

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.


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


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.


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
877-6-COYOTE 877-626-9683

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