Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief
Dear CIS friends,
Our hearts are with our friends, neighbors and community during this tragic time for Houston and the surrounding areas.
As soon as possible, CIS will be on call to help with relief at our 128 schools. We are far from recovery and there is much work to be done for our students and their families.
Many will need help in the immediate and long term recovery and rebuilding process. Below is a list of resources available within the metro Houston area.
This has affected an extraordinary number of our CIS community. A disaster relief fund has been established to directly help our students and their families. If you’d like to donate, please click here.
Thank you for your support during this unprecedented disaster. Community is the heart of all we do at CIS and together we will do whatever it takes to respond, rebuild, and return stronger than ever.
Hurricane Harvey Relief Resources
|Police Firefighter ambulance||911 or 713.884.3131|
|City of Houston Emergencies||311 or 713.837.0311|
|Office of Emergency Management||713.881.3100|
|Houston American Red Cross||713.526.8300 & 866.526.8300|
|Coast Guard Houston||281.464.4851|
|Find a towed vehicle||713.308.8580|
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
|More information and FEMA Frequently Asked Questions|
|National Hurricane Center||http://www.nhc.noaa.gov|
|Main Office:||50 Waugh Dr. Houston TX 77007|
|Major Disasters:||(713) 752-0677|
|Personal Disasters:||(713) 658-9205|
|Main Office:||1500 Austin St. Houston TX 77002|
|(713) 752 – 0677|
Three State of Texas/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers will open Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, in the cities of Katy, Baytown and Houston.
Katy Mills Mall (Harris County)
5000 Katy Mills Circle
Katy TX 77494
Hours: Daily, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Baytown Community Center (Harris County)
2407 Market Street
Baytown TX 77520
Hours: Daily, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Greenspoint Mall (Harris County)
263 Greenspoint Mall
Houston TX 77060
Hours: Daily, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
DACA Renewal Walk-Ins
FREE legal representation – No appointment required
September 7th – October 2nd
6500 Rookin Street
Houston, TX 77074
Monday – Friday
9: 30 AM – 4: 30 PM
4410 Navigation Blvd
Houston, TX 77011
Tuesday and Thursday
9: 30 AM – 4: 30 PM
Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA):
TWIA policyholders that sustain windstorm damage can file claims by:
- Calling TWIA’s 24-hour Claims Center at 800-788-8247
- Visiting www.TWIA.org/claimscenter (Click on “Get Started” to be directed to the Claims Center login webpage, and then click “New User Registration” to create your profile and password if filing online for the first time. Policyholders will need a policy number to register).
Other Government Assistance:
- HoustonRecovers.org (https://www.houstonemergency.org/disaster-recovery/): The central hub for information on Harvey recovery. Call the City of Houston Office of Emergency Management for information: 3-1-1 or 713-837-0311
- IRS.gov (https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs-gives-tax-relief-to-victims-of-hurricane-harvey-parts-of-texas-now-eligible-extension-filers-have-until-jan-31-to-file): For information on tax relief available for those living in the disaster areas. Call IRS customer service representatives at 800-829-1040, available Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. local time
- Texas Workforce Commission (http://www.twc.state.tx.us/jobseekers/disaster-unemployment-assistance): gives unemployment benefits to those who are out of work due to Hurricane Harvey, click here (https://apps.twc.state.tx.us/UBS/security/logon.do) to apply. For questions, call 800-628-5115.
- Houston Disaster Recovery
- City of Houston Emergency Information
- Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Portal
- Local Road Conditions – Houston Transtar
- State Road Conditions – Drive Texas
- www.Rebuildinghouston.org helps senior, disabled and veteran homeowners in Harris County with home rebuilding efforts. Call 713-659-2511 for more information.
- HAR is providing a short-term rental program for Houstonians displaced by Harvey
- Those eligible for FEMA’s Transitional Shelter Assistance program may be able to stay at a participating hotel free of charge temporarily if they are unable to return home. For a list of participating hotels, visit http://www.femaevachotels.com/. Contact FEMA to apply and with questions: 1-800-462-7585.
- Harris County Housing and Community Resource Center http://www.housingandcommunityresources.net/ helps with locating emergency shelter, rental property and financial assistance. Call them at 713-696-1998.
- The National Flood Insurance Program answers questions for policyholders about the claims process at 800-621-3362
- Search for your insurance company contact information to make property loss claims: https://apps.tdi.state.tx.us/pcci/pcci_search.jsp
- To find a towed car, click here or call 832-394-4869
- For clean-up assistance, contact CrisisCleanup.org, or call 1-800-451-1954 to report your need. In unincorporated Harris County, call the Residential Debris and Damage Assessment Hotline: 713-274-3880.
- The Houston Medical Wellness Clinic, 5910 Fairdale Lane, is offering free clinic visitations and free medications for those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Dr. Jennifer LaBleu will see patients with non-emergency conditions and provide medications for conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, infections, asthma and high cholesterol. When the supply of medications on hand are exhausted, prescriptions will be provided until more supplies can be delivered. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments may be made at (713) 781-1905.
- A Disaster Distress helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor. It is run by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration.
The U.S. Small Business Administration offers low-interest, long-term disaster loans to small businesses of all sizes, private non-profit organizations, homeowners, and renters to repair or replace uninsured/underinsured disaster damaged property. Apply here or call 1-800-659-2955.
Report Utility Outages:
- Houston 311
- Non-Emergency Outages in City of Houston for Water, Sewer and Gas
- CenterPoint Energy
Baker Bott’s Guide to how to file flood claims, renters’ rights, how to replace your passport and/or credit cards that may have been lost or damaged in the storm, information about schools and about small business administration loans, and tips to avoid home repair fraud: http://www.bakerbotts.com/aboutus/harvey-crisis-response-group
Members of the public seeking legal advice can call (713) 759-1133 or toll-free 1 (866) 959-1133 between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, beginning on Tuesday, September 5 and ending Friday, September 29. Licensed volunteer attorneys will be available to answer legal questions for free. Please note that LegalLine hours change to 3 – 9 p.m. on Wednesday, September 6 and Wednesday, September 20.