RELIEF INFORMATION FROM FEMA AT ERJCC:
Tonight (Monday, June 1st) at 7:00 p.m., there will be a town hall meeting
where representatives from FEMA will share information regarding how to access
the FEMA resources . Immediately following the meeting, representatives and
volunteers will be available to assist Houston residents in need. The ERJCC is
located at 5601 South Braeswood. Please pass the word as those who need it most
may not be connected to social media.
:Report flooding to the City of Houston
The City of Houston Office of Emergency
Management is asking any residents who experienced flooding inside their home
or business to report it to the Houston 311 Help & Information Line.
The City of Houston and regional response
agencies are currently trying to assess the level of structural damage
sustained as a result of flooding.
FEMA has declared
disaster area for Harris County
who sustained losses in the designated area can begin applying for assistance
by registering online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362).
The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. (local time)
seven days a week. You will need:
Social Security number
Current and pre-disaster address
Telephone number where you can be
Total household annual income
Routing and account number from your
bank (only necessary if you want to have disaster assistance funds transferred
directly into your bank account).
Description of your losses that were
caused by the disaster.
link below provides a helpful spreadsheet for documenting contents losses:
with a flooded home can be overwhelming, some companies are offering free
services for Houston area victims
If you are 60 or older or know a neighbor who is and
feel they may be overwhelmed & needing additional assistance, please
contact Sheltering Arms. If you have concerns about an
elderly neighbor who was affected by the flood, here is another resource.
From Meggin Lorino - Director, Senior Activity & Education Services at
Sheltering Arms: If any of our neighbors are 60 and older and seeming
overwhelmed by the recent flood please encourage them to call Sheltering Arms
-The Federation is collecting monetary
donations at www.houstonjewish.org/houstonflood
-JFS is recruiting volunteers who can assist with physical labor at email@example.com
you can volunteer: firstname.lastname@example.org
-JFS is collecting gift cards for $50, $100, $200 or
$500 good at groceries, pharmacies, big box stores like Target, Walmart, Lowes
or Home Depot. Drop off at Jewish Family Service at 4131 S. Braeswood Blvd.,
Houston, TX 77025. M-Th, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., F, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
-The following items are needed: bottled water,
work gloves, plastic storage bins, heavy trash bags, heavy duty razor blades to
rip out carpet, cleaning supplies including old towels. Please drop off at the
ERJCC at 5601 S. Braeswood Blvd, Houston, 77096.
Westbury Civic Club.: If you are willing/able to provide supplies or
manpower or if you NEED assistance please email WestburyStephanie@gmail.com
Errands needed: packing belongings, doing laundry, running errands while
people deal with contractors. Supplies needed: boxes, cleaning supplies,
gloves, bug spray, coolers, clothing, towels, water, ice, non-perishables, fans
Air BNB is making it
easy for those forced out of their homes to connect with others who are willing
to open their homes to flood victims. They are offering all services free for
flood victims through June 9. Visit their website at https://www.airbnb.com/
U-Haul is offering flood victims 30 days of free storage at the
Company of Gulf Coast Texas
1617 San Jacinto
Houston, TX 77002
U-Haul Company of East Houston
11202 Antoine Drive
Houston, TX 77066
Company of West Houston
8518 Highway 6 South
Houston, TX 77083
U-Haul Storage Centers of Houston
2415 South Dairy Ashford Road
Houston, TX 77077
addition to the 30-days-free self-storage assistance being offered, people who
need boxes can take advantage of the U-Haul Take a Box, Leave a Box Program.
The program enables customers to return their reusable boxes and allows others
to take them as needed – FREE. U-Haul encourages anyone who has any type of
reusable box to drop it off at the nearest U-Haul location and allow another
family to reuse the box, free of charge, instead of throwing the reusable box
into the recycling bin.
The P&C Law Firm is offering free legal assistance to individuals
affected by the storm. Contact Stacie Carr at 832-413-4024 for more
The Houston Bar Association is offering free legal advice on their
LegalLine program from noon until 9 p.m. on Wednesday, June 3. Flood victims
can call 713-759-11-33 with questions.
City is coming through to pick up all of the debris placed out for collection.
Debris will be picked up if it is between the sidewalk and the street .
The trucks cannot get down a street that has vehicles parked on both sides.
Please do your best to ask construction workers, professional assistance, and
friends to park in your driveway leaving the streets as clear as possible
allowing these huge trucks in. Please be patient and know that the trucks are
on the way. Normal trash/recycling pick up will resume for the neighborhood on Thursday
uninsured property owners
National Association of Christian Churches is an organization that is will help
those that are uninsured and suffered damages and loss due to flooding..
you are in need of assistance and do not have flood insurance, please contact:
NACC Disaster Services
PO Box 841801
Houston, Texas 77284
Office (832)626-7111 ext. 101
City Water is Safe
City of Houston's potable water system was not affected by the recent
flooding event. The water is safe to drink. The facility in question, the
Meyerland groundwater plant located at 9020 S Rice Ave. was surrounded by
flooded streets after the heavy rain event on May 25th. However, after the
flood water receded, a thorough inspection of the plant on May 26th showed no
evidence of any damage to the plant and it is fully functional.
Despite significant flooding throughout the City of Houston, the City of
Houston water treatment plants are fully operational, and water quality within
the City owned and operated public systems has not been affected.
Houston Police Department:
9-1-1 – Emergencies
713.884.3131 – Non Emergencies
City of Houston:
3-1-1 or download the “Houston 3-1-1” app or www.houston311.org
AT&T Residential Service:
Find Your Towed Car:
713.526.8300 for more information:
Houston Food Bank:
County Sherriff Adrian Garcia:
Thanks to MCIA for making much of this information available.