Recovery Resources

  • Call 2-1-1 or 877-541-7905 to reach the Texas/United Way Helpline or visit to connect to recovery resources and assistance agencies.
  • Call 713-274-3880 to report debris to the Harris County Debris Hotlinefor unincorporated Harris County.
  • Call 3-1-1 City of Houston helpline to report debris, hazardous materials or contaminants inside the City of Houston.
  • Report a flooded home to the Harris County Flood Control Districthotline at 346-286-4000.
  • Report any hazardous materials or contaminants in unincorporated Harris County to Harris County Pollution Control at 713-920-2831.
  •  Call Lone Star Legal Aid Disaster Hotline for disaster legal assistance at 866-659-0666.


American Red Cross Shelters Open In Harris County (as long as needed):

  • Kingwood First Baptist Church, 3500 Woodland Hills Dr, Kingwood, TX 77339
  • St.Timothy Lutheran Church, 14225 Hargrave Road, Houston, TX, 77070
  • New Light Christian Center, 7313 East Houston Road, Houston, TX 77028
  • Crosby United Methodist, 1335 Runneberg, Crosby, TX 77532
  • House of Mercy, 1126 Cypress Street, Baytown, TX 77520

Food Pantry Finder

Click Here to find a local food pantry or call the Houston Food Bank at 832-369-9390.

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Muck and Gut Resources

Mold Remediation

Document Damage to Your Home and Belongings for Insurance and Other Claims

  • If you have insurance, report your claim immediately.
  • Take pictures or videos of all damages.
  • Save all your receipts.
  • Make a list of all damaged or lost items.

Health and Safety After a Flood

There are a number of health concerns related to flooding and the recovery period. Here are some tips to keep you and your family healthy and safe.

Safe Cleanup: During cleanup, you should wear protective safety gear; protect your back during heavy lifting; stay hydrated, and watch for signs of heat exhaustion. People with compromised immune systems, allergies, and asthma should avoid taking part in cleanup due to potential mold exposure and other possible health hazards.

Mosquitoes: The floodwaters can create multiple, large breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Take additional precautions to prevent mosquito borne illness by wearing insect repellent and protective clothing while working outdoors and avoid being outside when mosquitoes are most active. If possible, remove any standing water from your property.

Emotional Health: Flooding can be a stressful and traumatic event. The Disaster Distress Hotline is available 24/7. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.