Hurricane Harvey Disaster Helper

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Who are we? We are a group of volunteers who are willing to help you with any task. We are all residents and are not licensed to do any of the professional work of flood clean up. If you would like to help me add additional information. Please reach out to us

Sign up as a volunteer Interactive Volunteer Form

Need your house Clean/repaired? Before hiring contractors try reaching out to volunteers by filling out this form. Services would include but not limited to Cleaning, Roof Repair, Plumbing, Electrical Work, Flooring, Carpentry, or general help Help Request Form


You got Flooded but have no Flood Insurance - If your home is flooded and you DO NOT have flood insurance, make sure you file a claim with your home owners insurance company. They will DENY the claim appropriately as it is not covered. Then when you file for FEMA assistance, they will want to make sure you filed a claim with your insurance and will want a copy of the denial.
Items to bring with you when you clean - This is very important to review when you begin clearing out and cleaning up your damaged home and belongings. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) found sufficient evidence to link exposure to damp indoor environments in general to upper respiratory tract symptoms, cough, wheeze, shortness of breath, and respiratory illness in otherwise healthy people and with asthma symptoms in people with asthma.

Post-Flood - What to do After the Disaster

Help I need...

Help with Repairs/Cleaning
Our List of Recommended Contractors- Hire local contractors instead of outside help.
Request for Volunteer Help - Home Repairs/Cleanup - Form Need your house Clean/repaired? Before hiring contractors try reaching out to volunteers by filling out this form. Services would include but not limited to Cleaning, Roof Repair, Plumbing, Electrical Work, Flooring, Carpentry, or general help
Items to bring with you when you clean
If my car is flooded...
A place to stay
Find an open shelter near you by texting SHELTER and your zip code to 4FEMA (43362). You can also use the FEMA mobile app.
FEMA Evacuation Hotel - If you are eligible, FEMA will pay for the cost to stay in hotels for a limited period of time. (Requires FEMA Registration ID)
List of Move-In Ready Apartments
Request for Accomodations - may have volunteers providing home accommodations for disaster victims in need. Please fill out a form and we will see if anyone is available to accommodate you.
First of all, let others know you are safe by Clicking Here or checking in on Facebook Here.
Great site with Shelters, Food, Items, and Services information
Food Stamps and Emergency Benefits - You may qualify because of Hurricane Harvey for Foodstamps.

Mucking Guide



Register for FEMA Assistance - 800-621-FEMA - Registering online at, is the quickest way to register for FEMA assistance since the event will last several days and the full scope of damages may not be evident until the storm has passed. If you are unable to access the internet, you can also call at 1-800-621-3362.
Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) Locator The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) Locator allows individuals to search for DRCs nearest to their location.
FEMA National Flood Insurance program The National Flood Insurance Program aims to reduce the impact of flooding on private and public structures. It does so by providing affordable insurance to property owners and by encouraging communities to adopt and enforce floodplain management regulations.
Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program formerly known as the Food Stamp Program, provides food-purchasing assistance for low- and no-income people living in the U.S.


Recommended Tips when filing an insurance claim - From a insurance adjuster
Flood Documentation Item List Helps keep track and inventory items for your insurance and/or FEMA. (By Louisa Bonazza Patak)
Texas Fact Sheet - Multi-Language - Texas's New Property Insurance Law that Could Affect Your Flood-related Claims from Hurricane Harvey going into effect September 1st 2017.


Disaster Unemployment Assistance - TWC - provides help if you are forced to evacuate or your place of employoment closes due to a disaster.
Post-Flood House Management Tips
What to do when your house floods - From Houston Association of Realtors
Items to be Mindful of - Be Mindful of water contamination, Mosquitos, Mond, Diseases, and Lost Medicine
Don't let your kids wad in flood water
Mold After a Disaster -
Debris Removal Guidelines -


Volunteer in the community

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Google Crisis and Information Map
Centerpoint Energy Outage Tracker
Great site with Shelters and Services with Needs


Harris County
Harris County Flood Information Map
Harris County Flood Education Map
FEMA Flood Map Address Lookup tool Helps you determine your flood information for your area
National Weather Service - River Flood Levels
USGS Texas Water Dashboard
National Weather Service Prediction Service
Fort Bend County
Up to date Hurricane Harvey Evacuation Orders
56 & 58 Year Flood Map

Travel Information

Road Conditions
Drive Texas
Road Closures
Fort Bend County Road Closures
Evacuation Map
Fort Bend Evacuation Map


News LiveStream and TV Feeds




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Fort Bend County

Discord Groups

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Food information

Grocery Stores Open

Medical Assistance

If you cant get to the Doctor, try these other avenues

Business Assistance

Legal Assistance

Insurance Assistance

Translation Assistance

Shelter Information

Emergency, Trouble and issues

Pre-Flood Information - Things to check before the storm