Harris County Recovery Resources

31 May, 24

As we recover from the extreme weather that has devastated many of our communities, we are working hard to ensure all our residents have access to the resources they need during this difficult time and have the information they need to access critical services.

Contact Info for Critical Services

Visit ReadyHarris.org for a full list of resources.

Life Threatening Emergencies: Call 911

Help with transportation, debris pick-up and other services: Call 311

Harris County Precinct One Service Line: 346-286-2125

Harris County Crisis Cleanup: 832-509-2977

Federal Assistance

Federal funds can be used in the following ways:

  • Temporary housing and home repairs
  • Low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses
  • Other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster

Impacted residents can apply for assistance at FEMA.gov, 800-621-FEMA (3362), or through the FEMA app.

Residents who need help applying for FEMA assistance can meet with Disaster Survivor Assistance crews 7 am - 7 pm daily at the following locations:

SBA Assistance

The Small Business Administration (SBA) extends low-interest loans after a disaster. The loans can help businesses of all sizes, non-profit organizations, and individual households. The loans can pay for:

  • Repair or replacement of physical damages
  • Expenses that your business’ or homeowner’s insurance policies do not cover
  • Personal expenses

Visit lending.sba.gov to apply.

CenterPoint Outage Information: Report outages and get power restoration estimates at 713-207-2222

CenterPoint Report Gas Leak: 713-659-2111

Storm Debris
Unincorporated Harris County Call 713-274-3880
City of Houston Residents Call 311

Price Gouging Hotline: (Text) 346-354-7459

Food Assistance: If you need assistance locating a food distribution near you, call the Houston Food Bank helpline at 832-369-9390.

Texas United Way Hotline: Call 211

General Information

High-Risk Individuals

If you are aware of family or neighbors who need power for medical assistance, call 911. Please also make sure they register with the State of Texas Emergency Assistance Registry (STEAR) to receive priority help.

Who Should Register for STEAR?

  • People with disabilities
  • People who are medically fragile
  • People with access and functional needs such as limited mobility or communication barriers, or require transportation assistance, personal care assistance, or additional medical assistance during an emergency event

Managing Wastewater Post Storm

HPW is asking the public to take the following steps to help prevent and prepare for potential interruptions in wastewater service operations.

  • Minimize Water Usage: Using less water will reduce strain on the wastewater system and prevent backups. Avoid unnecessary flushing and limit water-intensive activities like showering, laundry, and dishwashing.
  • Prepare for Potential Backups: If a wastewater backup does occur, take necessary precautions to protect yourself and your family from potential health hazards and use protective gear when handling wastewater.
  • Be Aware of Environmental Impacts: In the event of a wastewater overflow, there may be environmental impacts such as contamination of nearby water bodies or soil. Residents should avoid contact with any contaminated water.


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