Federal Aid Programs for State of Texas
To apply, visit DisasterAssistance.gov or call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362)
Operators available 6 AM – 9 PM (local time) Seven Days per Week
(Summary of Available) Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families
- Rental payments for those whose homes are unlivable
- Grants for home repairs not covered by insurance
- Unemployment up to 26 weeks
- Please see FEMA.gov info release (attach) for details.
- Download: FEMA Applicants Guidebook
ACT QUICKLY: Deadline to apply is July 28. FEMA encourages you to apply even if you are insured.
Not sure if this is typical, but this is what we experienced helping a neighbor apply via phone.
- Total application time approx. 20 mins.
- The application call was made at 7 am
- Received unique 9 digit case number
- Keep safe so you can check your application status
- The inspector visits the property at 3 pm same day.
- Inspector says to expect aid eligibility results within 10 days.
Remember: You have the right to appeal.
How to File Your Flood Insurance Claim
- FEMA Flood Insurance Claim Fact Sheet
- For Flood Insurance questions, call 1-800-427-4661 or your personal agent
Where’s my towed car?
- Locate your towed car here
- You will need either your license plate or VIN
Trash & Debris Removal
Mayor Annise Parker asks residents to separate items/debris into 6 categories.
- Vegetative debris – Logs, plants and tree branches
- Construction/Demolition Debris – Building materials, carpet, drywall, furniture, lumber, mattresses and plumbing
- Appliances – Air conditioners, dishwashers, freezers, refrigerators, stoves, washers, dryers and water heaters
- Electronics – computers, radios, stereos, televisions and other corded devices.
- Household Hazardous Wastes – cleaning supplies, batteries, lawn chemicals, oil-based paints, stains and pesticides.
- Normal Trash Pickup – Weekly garbage collection will operate as usual.
See City of Houston Full Instructions here –> Flood Waste Removal Guidelines
For more info, please visit houstonsolidwaste.org or call 713.837.0311 (aka 311)
Houston Bar Association provides Free Legal advice to those affected by floods.
Topics include: Insurance, Property, Landlord/Tenant Law, Contracts, Disaster Assistance and other consumer issues.
HOW: Call 713-759-1133 to speak to a knowledgeable attorney
WHEN: June 3, 2015 — 12 pm – 9 pm
Shelters & Donations:
American Red Cross
Need Shelter? Call 1-800-REDCROSS or Enter your zip code here: Red Cross Shelters near you.
Jewish Federation of Greater Houston – Flood Town Hall June 1st Meeting Notes
The Town Hall turn-out was so great, a second meeting is scheduled – check back for more info.
Crisis Intervention of Houston – Provides free 24 hr. anonymous crisis counseling.
Call 713-HOTLINE OR 713-468-5463