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Mercy Chefs is serving more than 13,000 chef-prepared meals, daily

Mercy Chefs, a Virginia based non-profit, disaster relief and humanitarian aid organization has deployed their team of professional chefs to feed victims and first responders in Rockport and Houston, Texas. “As I drive between our two deployment sites in Rockport and Friendswood, Texas (outside Houston), the devastation continues to amaze me. I see mile after mile of downed power lines, neighborhood after neighborhood of flooded homes, and blank stare after blank stare from hurting people still in […]

Top FEMA Expert Available To Discuss What’s Next For Harvey Victims

(WASHINGTON, DC) – As Hurricane Harvey floodwaters begin to recede, the nation’s top disaster recovery attorney has advice for the storm’s victims as they move forward and rebuild: August Matteis says homeowners must document their losses as much as possible because the Federal Emergency Management Agency will put them to the test. “The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) has been an absolute mess for over a decade, and in the last several years it was […]

Foster Youth and Foster Families affected by Harvey

Hurricane Harvey is bringing hardship to millions of people, and many Texans have been asking how they can help the people the Department of Family and Protective Services protects from abuse and neglect – children, the elderly, and adults with disabilities. DFPS is partnering with non-profit organizations and communities and here are some ways you can help. How can I help Foster Youth and Foster Families affected by Harvey? To donate items, contact your local Rainbow […]

Gallery Furniture’s North Freeway location collecting Cleaning Supplies

Hundreds of Houstonians are at Gallery Furniture’s North Freeway location collecting cleaning supplies to begin the recovery efforts in their homes. Mattress Mack and his team are collecting supplies to continue helping those in need. All locations, I-45 North (between Tidwell and Parker), Post Oak in the Galleria area and Grand Parkway in Richmond are accepting donations of cleaning products. Top supplies needed: Brooms Mops Garbage bags Pine-Sol Clorox Bleach Clorox wipes Toothbrushes Toothpaste Dish […]

Joint Hurricane Harvey military operations enter new phase of relief efforts 

AUSTIN, Texas (September 4, 2017) –The Texas Military Department, alongside National Guard personnel from across the country and our active duty military partners, is transitioning to the critical life support and logistics support phase of Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Embed opportunities are available for media to view the full spectrum of these operations. “As search and rescue operations slow, the Texas Military Department will continue to assist local, state and federal agencies in this new phase of […]

Katy ISD Prepares Schools for the Return of Students  

September 5, 2017 – Sixteen Katy ISD schools were impacted by flooding that took place last week in the surrounding neighborhoods.  Two district campuses, Creech Elementary and Beck Junior High, saw more extensive damage than other campuses. While Bear Creek Elementary sustained minor water intrusion.  The damages and repairs include: Creech Elementary:  Operations crews have begun the building assessment, which includes air quality/mold testing and a number of other safety reviews.  Conditions near and around the […]

Harris County Debris Pickup

What is the danger? Harris County Debris Removal Begins TODAY. Be mindful of personal safety during flood cleanup. Take steps to stay safe. The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) Emergency Operations Center (EOC) remains at Level 1 (Maximum Readiness). HCOHSEM will continue to monitor forecasts and weather developments along with the National Weather Service and the Harris County Flood Control District. What you need to do: Harris County Debris Removal […]

Fitness Connection Opens Its Doors To The Houston Community

All are welcome to use the facilities at gyms that have reopened    DALLAS—Sept. 2, 2017— You don’t have to be a Fitness Connection member to use the health club’s facilities in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Everyone effected by the storm and flooding are welcome at all Houston locations that have reopened after the storm. The current status of re-openings and the temporary hours of operation are continually being updated at FitnessConnection.com. The locker room facilities are clean […]

FEMA Advises Disaster Applicants to Beware of Rumors, Misinformation, and Fraud

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is raising awareness that Hurricane Harvey disaster survivors, and their friends and family, must be alert for false rumors, scams, identity theft, and fraud. Although many Americans are working hard to help their neighbors now, during chaotic times, some will always try to take advantage of the most vulnerable. To dispel some of the false rumors circulating on the internet and social media, FEMA created a dedicated […]

Disaster Unemployment Aid Available for Ten Additional Counties

AUSTIN – The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) today announced that 10 counties including, Austin, Bastrop, DeWitt, Gonzales, Karnes, Lavaca, Lee, Polk, Tyler and Walker, have been added to Presidential Disaster Declaration FEMA 4332-DR. TWC is accepting applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) from individuals whose employment or self-employment was impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Individuals who live in, work in, or travel through these ten counties must be submitted by October 5, 2017. TWC’s website contains more […]