Though the sun is out and the worst of Hurricane Harvey has passed, residents of both Texas and Louisiana are not entirely out of harm’s way.
As we make our way to the other side of this devastating storm, take a moment to review a couple safety tips and resources from FEMA that may come in handy during the city’s road to recovery in the coming days and weeks that lie ahead.
Post-Hurricane Harvey Recovery
- Do not attempt to return home until local officials say it is safe to do so. Continue to monitor the weather and follow the direction of state and local officials.
- With the water in flooded areas receding it would be easy to assume you’re in the clear, but we remind you: don’t drive on flooded roadways. Remember – Turn Around, Don’t Drown.
- Only call 911 if you have an immediate need for medical attention or evacuation assistance. If you can’t get through to 911 on first try, keep calling. Another option is to place a call to one of five numbers for the Houston Command Center of the United States Coast Guard. The numbers are: 281-464-4851, 281-464-4852, 281-464-4853, 281-464-4854, 281-464-4855
- To help people affected by the storm, click here for a list of trusted organizations.
- To find family and friends or to register yourself as safe, click here to visit the American Red Cross’ Safe & Well site.
- To report a missing child, call 1-866-908-9570 to contact the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.
- To talk to a professional who can help you cope with emotional distress from the storm, call the Disaster Distress Line at 1-800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to “66746“.
- Visit the FEMA Social Hub for updates from official emergency management social media accounts.
- Download the FEMA Mobile App to receive alerts from the National Weather Service, get safety and survival tips, customize your emergency checklist, find your local shelter, and upload your disaster photos to help first responders.