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.
- Call 9-1-1
- Call the U.S. Coast Guard
Non Emergency Assistance
- Houston Harvey Rescue Website – Connects rescuers, including the Cajun Navy, and those needing rescue.
- Cajun Navy 2016 Facebook Page
- Louisiana Cajun Navy Facebook Page
- Houstonians Offering & Seeking Assistance on 365 Houston’s Facebook Page
Live Doppler Weather
Flooding Areas & Road Closures
- Road Closure Map & List from Chron.com (Ongoing Updates)
- Road Closure List from KHOU 11 (Ongoing Updates)
- Road Closure List from Houston Public Media
- Common Flood Zones & Reader Reported Street Floodings from WeMap
- Centerpoint Energy in Houston (Ongoing Updates)
- TNMP in Galveston County, Brazoria County and southern Harris County (Ongoing Updates)
- Detailed Shelter Map & List from ABC 13 KTRK
- Red Cross Shelter List from Chron.com
- Available Harvey Shelters on a Map Crowdsourced by Sketch City – Find the nearest available shelter near you or a loved one. Thanks to Swamplot for the find.
- George R. Brown Convention Center in Downtown from KHOU 11 (Pets Now Welcome)
- City of Houston Multiservice Centers & Public Libraries Around Houston from KHOU 11 (Pets Now Welcome)
- Gallery Furniture on I-45 North & Grand Parkway (Pets Welcome)
Food & Supplies
- Stores Open Around Greater Houston as of Monday, August 28 from Chron.com
- Grocery Stores and Restaurants Open Around Houston on Wednesday, August 30 from Houston Food Finder (Ongoing Updates)
- McDonald’s Restaurants Open Around Houston (Ongoing Updates)
Aid & Donations
- Local Shelters & Their Current Donation Needs on a Map Crowdsourced by Sketch City – Find local shelters near you, and find out exactly what goods they need. Thanks to Swamplot for the find.
- American Red Cross: Texas Gulf Coast – You can also text the word HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767)
- The Way Home / Houston Coalition for the Homeless – Monetary donations now through September 8, 2017 will aid the Coalition in its mission to help formerly homeless individuals get back into housing. Given the current state of urgency, monetary donations are the most useful. Click here to donate. Those looking to provide support through goods and material items, can contact partner organizations directly to learn their specific needs. Click here to see The Way Home’s partner organizations.
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.