Hurricane Harvey Resources

Hi everyone, I’m safe and trying to direct people to appropriate resources as we deal with the Hurricane Harvey. Here is information I’ve collected from various sources that I’ll continue updating as time passes.

For those in immediate local need:

IMMINENT DANGER: Call 911 if you need immediate medical attention or your life is in danger.
If you can’t get through to 911 on first try, keep calling and stay on the line.
For a medical/functional emergency call 211.

Houston Harvey Rescue – Link
Text your address to 346-214-0739 to find your closest shelter.
Elderly, Disabled rescue: 211
Power Outages: 1-800-332-7143 / Downed Power Lines: 713-207-2222 – Link
If you find a deceased body please report to 911.

For those affected by the storm:

City of Houston Emergency Information – Link
Register Yourself as “Safe And Well” or Search for Loved Ones through Red Cross – Link
How to Apply for FEMA Assistance – Link
Tips on Filing Insurance Claims and Caring for Property After Flooding – Link
TX Medication Program for Replacement HIV medication – Call 800-255-1090 (Link)
Updated List of Open Grocery Stores – Link
Current Road Conditions – Link
For assistance with cleanup after the storm, call 1-800-451-1954 or 844-965-1386 to be placed on a list. Disaster recovery organizations will contact you if they are able to help in your area.

For those in the area looking to help:

City of Houston Donation Drop-Off Points – Link
Houston Harvey Rescue: Rescuer Sign-up – Link
Call to Confirm Shelter Availability and Volunteer/Supply Needs – Link
Join the Sketch City Slack Group to Share and Discuss Project Needs – Link
Map of Shelters with Volunteer and Supply Needs – Link
If you are working at a shelter and have specific needs, text them to 713.766.4548
If you have a high-water vehicle or boat and can help with rescue efforts, call Harris County: (713) 881-3100

For people returning to the city:

IAH Airport is opening up at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 – Link
HOU Airport is opening up at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 – Link

For those outside of the immediate area looking to help:

List of Organizations Supporting Houston Communities of Color – Link
Donate to Mayor Turner’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund – Link
Donate to Lone Star Legal Aid – Link
Call to Confirm Shelter Availability and Volunteer/Supply Needs – Link
Join the Sketch City Slack Group to Share and Discuss Project Needs – Link

For general information:

City of Houston Emergency Information – Link
Twitter Updates from Mayor Sylvester Turner – Link
Twitter List of Official Houston Agencies – Link
Flood.care
Hurricane Harvey Resource Guide Google Doc – Link
YES Prep Harvey Resources – Link

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