Emergency Resources - Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Houston, Texas
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Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Houston, Texas

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Emergency Resources

Below are resources that could benefit Veterans during recovery after severe weather or other emergencies.

Emergency Numbers

  • 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
VA Resources:
  • 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.
  • VA Disaster Assistance Brochure
  • Vet Center/Counseling: 1-877-WAR-VETS
  • VA Health Eligibility Center: 1-855-488-8443



  • 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. 
  • Disaster Loan Assistance (homeowners, renters, businesses) from Small Business Administration: 1-800-659-2955
Food Assistance:
  • 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