Stay Safe, Houston: Online Resources during & after Hurricane Harvey (Updated)

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If in trouble or in an urgent situation, please scroll down for the full resource list below.

While 365 isn’t a source for breaking news, and doesn’t intend to be, we wanted to collect as many resources as possible for our readers and audience who are seeking information during this devastating storm.

We pulled together a list of the best online resources from local publications we could find. These are staffed with Houstonians bringing breaking news about the ongoing storm and flooding.

Please stay safe, use every precaution, and practice overly zealous good judgement. As with all floods and storms, conditions can change in a matter of moments.

If you are organizing a way for people to help during or after the storm, please email us at [email protected] with the subject HARVEY HELP. We may not be able to respond to all messages, but we will see them and react.


Online Resources During Hurricane Harvey

Note that this list is certainly incomplete. All conditions and circumstances can be expected to change, and sometimes change quickly. We will add information as we discover it.

Please practice your best judgement in all cases.

Request Emergency Assistance

If you are in a life-threatening emergency due to Hurricane Harvey, please call trained emergency response professionals. If you are inconvenienced, but safe, please refrain from seeking emergency services. Life-threatening situations are being prioritized.

Non Emergency Assistance

Live Doppler Weather

Flooding Areas & Road Closures

Power Outages


Food & Supplies

Aid & Donations

Pets & Animals

  • Shelters Accepting Pets
  • Local Pet Shelters – The following local animal support organizations are accepting donations and goods. Monetary donations along with dog, cat, puppy, and kitten food (wet and dry) as well as puppy and kitten milk for abandoned young that will be coming in. In addition, cleaning supplies like bleach, Tide with bleach, alternative laundry detergent, towels (all sizes), isopropyl alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, and paper towels are needed.
  • Local Pet & Animal Rescue Organizations
    • Friends of BARC – The group supports the city shelter, critical to managing stray/abandoned animals as the crisis develops.
    • Friends for Life – Currently helping onsite operations at George R. Brown Convention Center, the group is also seeing foster and forever homes for dogs and cats.
    • Rescued Pets Movement – RPM pulled many animals from BARC (the city shelter) in advance of the storm. It is currently delivering crates and large amounts of food and supplies to George R. Brown Convention Center and provided ongoing efforts to rescue dogs from death row at BARC). The group is urgently seeking foster homes and donations.
    • Houston Pets Alive – This group also pulled many animals from BARC (the city shelter) in advance of the storm and is desperately seeking fosters, adopters, and donations.
    • Adore Houston – This very active rescue group is hosting many dogs in boarding. They need help along with major outreach, fostering, and adoption after the storm.
    • Pup Squad – The group specializes in helping mama dogs and their puppies. Pup Squad has many dogs in boarding and is in dire need of fosters, adopters, and donations.

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