Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Houston, Texas
Below are resources that could benefit Veterans during recovery after Hurricane Harvey.
- 911 (life threatening emergencies)
- Harris County Emergency Management: 713-881-3100
- Harris County Non-Emergency: 713-221-6000
- Houston Police Department: 713-884-3131
- Brazoria County Emergency Operation Center: 978-864-1064
- Montgomery County Emergency Operation Center: 936-523-3900
- Harris County Emergency Operation Center: 713-881-3100
- Galveston County Emergency Operation Center: 281-309-5002
- U.S. Coast Guard Sector Houston Command Center numbers: 281-464-4851 | 4852 | 4853 | 4854 | 4855
- Non-emergency city services: 311
- Additional help: 211
- Evacuation registration: 311
- Evacuation routes: 1-800-452-9292
- Roadside assistance: 1-800-525-5555
- Gas leaking: 713-659-2111 or 888-876-5786
- Power outage: 713-207-2222 or 800-332-7143
- State Bar of Texas Legal hotline: 800-504-7030
- CenterPoint for downed power lines or gas lines: 888-876-5786
- Price Gouging: Texas Attorney General: 1-800-621-0508
- The Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available.
- Pharmacy Disaster Relief Plan: During the storm, VA activated the Pharmacy Disaster Relief Plan in our area. As of Monday, September 11t, regular pharmacy access has resumed operations.
- Alternate VA Medical Centers and clinics if your facility is closed or inaccessible: If your VA Medical center or Outpatient Clinic is closed due to Hurhricane Harvey, visit the next closest facility and see if it is open and can help.
- VA Disaster Assistance Brochure
- Vet Center/Counseling: 1-877-WAR-VETS
- VA Health Eligibility Center: 1-855-488-8443
- VA Mobile Vet Centers and Mobile Medical Units Deploy to Houston
- Houston VA Makes Decision to Alleviate Red Tape for Veterans Needing Care Away from Home via Choice
- FEMA Disaster Assistance
- FEMA Disaster Assistance flyer
- FEMA Flood Insurance Program Enhances the Flood Claims Process
- Disaster Assistance or 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) (The quickest way to register for FEMA assistance since the event will last several days and the full scope of damages may not be evident until the storm has passed)
- Visit the FEMA Social Hub for updates from official emergency management social media accounts.
- Shelter Information from FEMA
- Filing a Flood Insurance Claim
- Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund (FEEA): FEEA offers disaster relief grants to eligible federal employees when these disasters strike. FEEA has given over 9,000 disaster relief grants totaling $4.5 million to federal employees since 1986. Apply online or by phone by calling 202-554-0007
- Hurricane Harvey on USA.gov
- Disaster Loan Assistance (homeowners, renters, businesses) from Small Business Administration: 1-800-659-2955
- Disaster Unemployment Assistance
- 2-1-1- Texas/United way HELPLINE: always available-24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 2-1-1 can be a helpful resource if you don't know who to call.
- Highway conditions
- City of Houston Emergency Information
- Harris County Office of Emergency Management
- City of Houston Emergency Preparedness Cookbook
- Towed Cars: must know your License Plate Number or VIN Number
- Free legal help for Hurricane Harvey survivors. Call the State Bar of Texas Disaster Helpline at 800-504-7030 or State Bar of Texas for more information.
- For a list of food pantries and other food assistance, contact the Houston Food Bank or call 832-369-9390.
- For disaster food stamp benefits, reach the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) at 1-877-541-7905.
- Houston SPCA: 713-869-7722
- BARC: 713-837-0311
- Lost Dogs of Texas is maintaining several active Facebook pages documenting pets they’ve found amid the storm. Here is some information (with photos included) on animals found Coast Bend area HERE and those in the Houston area HERE.
- United Way of Greater Houston "After the Storm Resource Guide"
- For people affected by the storm, visit National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster for a list of trusted organizations.
- To find family & friends or to register yourself as safe, visit th American Red Cross Safe & Well site.
- Ensuring that Your Water is Safe to Drink from the American Red Cross