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Please find below a list of resources relevant to Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath. This list has been compiled from various resources including UH Libraries and the Graduate College of Social Work.

Please be cautious when googling recovery-related resources, as the information is not always credible and can link to bogus charities, repair companies, and other predatory sources.

Update (9/1/2017): There is no housing on campus available to faculty at this time.

Faculty Helping Faculty During Harvey

Update (9/1/2017): There is no housing on campus available to faculty at this time.

Join the Faculty Helping Faculty During Harvey Facebook group jointly created by the Faculty Senate and the Office of the Provost to help communicate with faculty as we recover from Hurricane Harvey. While this is not an official UH website, membership in the group is actively managed and requires UH faculty credentials. The site provides a survey tool to match the disaster needs of displaced UH faculty with faculty colleagues offering various types of support (housing, food, transportation, etc.).

Join the Facebook Group

Have you been affected by the storm? Are you in need of accommodation or other help/resources? Or were you fortunate and got through the storm without experiencing serious issues? Through this survey, we are collecting information on help you may be able to provide or help you may need from others. Our Faculty Senate team will then work on matching your resources with someone in need (or vice versa).

Complete the Survey




Find Relief and Aid

Important Numbers:

  • Police, Firefighters, Ambulance: 911 or 713-884-3131
  • 211 Texas (24/7 helpline for a database of services in the Houston area): 211
  • Trapped? 713-426-9404
  • U.S. Coast Guard Houston Command Center:
    • 281-464-4851
    • 281-464-4852
    • 281-464-4853
    • 281-464-4854
    • 281-464-4855
    • 281-464-4856
  • Rescue Houston: 713-322-8000
  • National Guard: 713-578-3000 / 1-800-578-3000
  • Office of Emergency Management:
    • Houston: 713-881-3100 or 713-884-4500
    • Fort Bend: 281-342-6185
  • Federal Disaster Assistance: 1-800-621-FEMA(3362)
  • City of Houston (Emergency/Rescue): 311 or 713-837-0311
  • Roadside Assistance: 800-525-5555
  • Houston American Red Cross: 713-526-8300 or 866-526-8300
  • Houston TranStar (Transportation and Emergency Services): 713-881-3244
  • CenterPoint: 713-695-2111
  • Flood Control: 713-684-4000
  • Harris County: 713-755-5000
  • Sheriff’s Office:  713-221-6000
  • Find your towed car in Harris County: 713-308-8580

Health Assistance:

Helpful Links / Apps:

Road Closures:

Available Shelters:

Individuals with Disabilities:

Infant Needs:

Mental Health Needs:


Cell Phone Carriers:

Food Resources:

Government Assistance:

Grocery Store Openings:

Legal Assistance

  • The State Bar:
    • Legal Hotline: 800-504-7030
    • Answered in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese

Pet Rescue and Care:

What to do if your house is flooding / flooded:

Insurance / FEMA Claims:

Give Back to the Houston Community

Volunteer (If it is safe to do so):