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The City of Houston will be using AlertHouston, the City's emergency notification system, to keep you informed about recovery in your neighborhood.

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Are you part of a community organization or an individual who wants to help? Find out how you can be part of helping Houston recover.

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Following Harvey, there are a multitude of needs throughout the area.  The best way to help is to donate money and new goods to residents that have been affected

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"Our city has experienced historic devastation with Hurricane Harvey, but it has also shown us the best in humanity. Throughout Houston's history, we have faced challenges, and built a city that is even better, and more resilient. This time is no different. Working together, neighbor helping neighbor, Houston will emerge better than it was before."

Mayor Sylvester Turner

Sylvester Turner, Mayor of Houston

Looking for information on previous disasters, such as the grant opportunities from FEMA for flood mitigation?  Visit a previous version of this site at houstonemergency.org/disaster-recovery.

City Updates

Getting Repair Permits from the Houston Permitting Center - The Houston Permitting Center would like to offer homeowners a few safety and repair tips for storm recovery (Repair Brochure: English | Español). AVOID SCAMS …
City of Houston Harvey Recovery Information to be Provided Through AlertHouston - The City of Houston is working with partner agencies, non-profits and the State and Federal government to provide information to …
West District & Turkey Creek Wastewater Plant Update - As of Thursday, Sept. 14 at 8:30 a.m., the West District and Turkey Creek wastewater treatment plants in west Houston are fully …
I Need Supplies/Basic Necessities - The City and Harris County have partnered with faith-based communities to distribute donated materials to the community. Residents who need …
Guide to Disaster Assistance Services for Houston’s Immigrant Community - The Department of Neighborhoods Mayor’s Office of New Americans and Immigrant  Communities (ONAIC) is here to offer special support to …
Thanks Houstonians: Report your Hurricane Harvey volunteer hours - Volunteer Houston encourages Houstonians to report their volunteer efforts to help the city recover from Hurricane Harvey. Volunteers can report …
Hotline helping seniors, vulnerable populations sign up for cleanup assistance - People needing support as they clean their homes and property damaged by Hurricane Harvey can sign up for help from …
Mosquito Prevention - If not currently flooded, drain any standing water left in your yard by Hurricane Harvey so mosquitoes have less of …
Key Things To Know To Stay Safe And Healthy After Harvey Flooding - Carbon Monoxide and Generators Cleaning and Sanitizing with Bleach after a Disaster Dangers or Wading in Floodwater Emergency Wound Care …
Department of Neighborhoods Flood Damage Assessments in Progress - The Department of Neighborhoods is conducting preliminary Harvey flood damage assessments in areas throughout Houston. The preliminary "windshield" assessments are conducted …

Partner Updates

SBA | Fact Sheet: Disaster Loans - TX_15274_Fact_Sheet_Amend_4 (Presidential)b
Getting Disaster Help From SBA - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW SBA offers federal low-interest disaster loans to businesses of all sizes, most private nonprofit organizations, …
Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) - Texas survivors may be eligible for disaster food relief from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Households not eligible for the …
FEMA Asks Some Disaster Survivors to Update their FEMA Registration - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has asked those residents who initially filed their registrations with FEMA and indicated that …
HISD Implements Rolling School Start Dates for 215,000 Students - The Houston Independent School District is implementing rolling start dates for the first day of school based on the level …
FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers in Houston Area - Disaster recovery centers offer in-person support to individuals and businesses in 39 counties included in the Texas federal disaster declaration …
Harris County Public Health: Aerial Mosquito Spray Operation Scheduled in Wake of Flooding - The rain left behind by Hurricane Harvey has created large areas in Harris County where mosquitoes can lay their eggs. …
FEMA: FEMA Hiring Texas Residents for Hurricane Harvey Recovery Jobs - In partnership with the State of Texas, FEMA is hiring workers across the state for administrative, logistical and technical jobs …
SBA: Why Should I Return the SBA Loan Application? - After you apply for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), you may be contacted by the U.S. …