Hurricane Harvey Recovery Resources
Stay safe as Houston recovers from Hurricane Harvey. The following are resources to help in recovery.

Site contacts: https://goo.gl/forms/792SXPne4PH5k9782
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Harvey Recovery Resource Page Organization
1) RESOURCE SHARING (click yes to be directed to form for resource sharing)
2) URGENT INFORMATION (flooded streets, school closings, evacuation areas)
3) MEDICAL CARE, SHELTERS & HOSPITALS
4) OPEN STORES & AIRPORTS
5) STAYING SAFE AFTER THE FLOODS (tips to deal with home & car damage, insects, etc.)
6) OTHER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES & DONATION LINKS
Resource Matching
By clicking "Yes", and Next once you scroll to the bottom of this page, you'll be directed to a form to fill out for resource matching within Rice and for the broader Houston communities affected by the floods.
Do you need help or can you provide assistance?
Urgent Information: Rescues, Weather, & School Closings
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RESCUE & EMERGENCY
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There are still Houston areas where rescues are taking place, and areas of evacuation.
For immediate help, call 911 (stay on the line)
U.S. Coast Guard search & rescue: 281-464-4851, 281-464-4852
Cajun Navy by Zello Walkie Talkie app- type in “Texas search and rescue”

Tips:
- Also broadcast on Twitter. Emergency services are inundated.
- When awaiting rescue, prominently display a towel or sheet from a door or window so rescuers can spot you. As addresses are tough to spot.

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EVACUATION AREAS
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http://www.khou.com/weather/harvey/list-evacuation-orders-in-houston-area-due-to-harvey/467041358
Fort Bend County Evacuations Map: www.fortbendcountytx.gov/index.aspx?page=2004

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WEATHER
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Minute by Minute Forecast (Accuweather) - tells you when there will be breaks from rain:
www.accuweather.com/en/us/houston-tx/77030/minute-weather-forecast/33495_pc
Houston's National Weather Service: twitter.com/NWSHouston
Harris County Rainfall Map: www.harriscountyfws.org

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EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTS
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Twitter's Emergency Management Account List: twitter.com/TwitterGov/lists/emergency-management
Houston's Emergency Management: twitter.com/HoustonOEM
Houston Red Cross: twitter.com/RedCrossHouston
Google Harvey Alert Map: google.org/crisismap/2017-harvey

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SCHOOL CLOSINGS
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http://abc13.com/community/schoolclosings/
http://safeschoolalerts.org/#

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UNIVERSITY CLOSINGS
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Rice University updates: emergency.rice.edu
Closed until Tuesday (9/5)
University of Houston updates: http://www.uh.edu/2017-harvey/
Closed until Tuesday (9/5)

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FLOODED STREETS
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U-flood: https://map.u-flood.com/houston/#12/29.7579/-95.4059
High water locations: https://traffic.houstontranstar.org/roadclosures/#highwater
Google Maps: google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1Nzjiw9FHdJPHgNJiVMSHWhBQQd0&hl=en&ll=29.842274070495783%2C-95.55879957210232&z=11
https://drivetexas.org/#/9/29.8022/-95.1517?future=false
Road Closures: traffic.houstontranstar.org/roadclosures/#all
drivetexas.org

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REPORTING A POWER OUTAGE / DOWNED LINES
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CenterPoint Energy: 713-207-2222 to report downed power lines
Outage tracker: http://gis.centerpointenergy.com/outagetracker/

Medical Care, Hospitals & Shelter
For medical/functional emergency call 211
For shelter information call 311
Med ER Rooftop Helicopter: 1-800-323-7233
National Guard: 713-578-3000
Houston Police Department: Residents can also call 311
Houston Police's non-emergency phone number at 713-884-3131

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HOSPITALS
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Non-emergency, health question:
Speak to an RN via Aetna (ONLY BE USED BY AETNA STUDENT HEALTH INSURED STUDENTS): 1-800-556-1555
Memorial Hermann Nurse line: 713-338-7979 or 1-855-577-7979 (24 hours/7 days a week)

Information for people with medical needs and hospital status:
http://www.khou.com/news/health/help-for-people-with-medical-needs-hospital-status/468738389

Texas Medical Center wide announcements of hospital statuses:
www.tmc.edu/emergency-updates/

MD Anderson Cancer Center
Status: Open

Baylor College of Medicine
Status: Open

Texas Children's Hospital
Status: Open

Ben Taub Hospital
Status: Open and accepting walk-ins but no emergency transport available

Bayshore Medical Center in Pasadena
Status: Evacuated

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SHELTERS
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Shelter maps:
google.org/crisismap/2017-harvey
Swamplot article with resources: goo.gl/RVNNDE
SketchCity crowdsourced map: goo.gl/Joh2QA
Houston Emergency Operation Center: https://www.houstonemergency.org/shelters/
Transitional Sheltering Assistance Program: http://www.femaevachotels.com/

Stores & Airports
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STORES
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Open Grocery Stores:
HEB: www.facebook.com/HEBPrepared/posts/1219702558175199
Randalls: www.facebook.com/notes/randalls/hurricane-harvey-store-updates/1175043212597278/
Fiesta Marts: www.fiestamart.com/hurricane-harvey-update/
Krogers: www.kroger.com/topic/houston
Whole Foods: www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/kirby | http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/bellaire

Open Pharmacies:
www.healthcareready.org/rxopen
https://cvshealth.com/newsroom/cvs-pharmacy-hurricane-harvey
www.pharmacist.com/CEOBlog/harvey-s-rains-flood-houston-pharmacy-comes-devastated-area-s-aid

Open Hardware Stores:
Home Depot, Pin Oak: www.homedepot.com/l/Pin-Oak/TX/Houston/77081/566
Stahlman Lumber Company (4007 Greenbriar Dr): www.stahlmanlumber.com/contact.html
Southland Hardware (1822 Westheimer Dr.): www.southlandhardware.com/location.html
ACE Hardware (3200 Holcombe Blvd): www.acehardware.com/mystore/index.jsp?store=16044&saddr=29.7183467,-95.43061410000001(77005)&daddr=29.701588,-95.376297(3200%20Holcombe%20Blvd%20Houston,%20TX%2077021)

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AIRPORTS
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George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)
Resumed limited flight operations on Wednesday (8/30)
twitter.com/iah

William P. Hobby Airport (HOU)
Resumed limited flight operations on Wednesday (8/30)
twitter.com/HobbyAirport

Staying Safe after the Flood
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FLOOD RECOVERY GUIDES
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Repairing & recovering after a flood (Red Cross Guide):
www.redcross.org/images/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m4540081_repairingFloodedHome.pdf

Guide created by Dr. Robert Raphael (Rice University): https://engineering.rice.edu/sites/g/files/bxs556/f/A%20Practical%20Guide%20to%20Flood%20Recovery.pdf

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FILE FLOOD CLAIM
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** Be aware of insurance fraud robo-calls
** Contact your insurance company or insurance agent to verify the information
https://www.fema.gov/nfip-file-your-claim

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FEMA INFORMATION
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http://harrisrecovery.org/fema-information/
https://www.fema.gov/hurricane-harvey?utm_source=hp_promo&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=disaster
1-800-621-FEMA (3362)
www.disasterassistance.gov
https://www.fema.gov/individual-disaster-assistance
Disaster Recovery Centers: https://www.fema.gov/news-release/2017/09/07/disaster-recovery-centers-open-two-counties
**Federal and state workers never ask for, or accept money, and always carry identification badges
**There is NO FEE required to apply for or to get disaster assistance from FEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration or the state

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FOOD ASSISTANCE
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Houston Food Bank: www.houstonfoodbank.org/services/if-you-need-food
832-369-9390
Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: 1-877-541-7905

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TRASH COLLECTION
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Neighborhood depositories will be open 7-days a week (10 AM-7PM)
http://www.houstontx.gov/solidwaste/depositories.html
Collection schedule: http://www.houstontx.gov/solidwaste/press-08302017b.html
Separating debris: http://www.houstontx.gov/solidwaste/debris_08302017.html

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PETS
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Finding lost pets: twitter.com/HCSOTexas/status/902539817942228992

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VEHICLES
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Assessing car damage:
www.statefarm.com/simple-insights/auto-and-vehicles/what-to-do-if-your-car-has-flood-damage
www.insure.com/car-insurance/flood-damaged-cars-tips.html

Questions & Answers on car damage (Washington Post):
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/how-to-deal-with-flooded-cars-in-harveys-wake/2017/09/03/79c1812c-9098-11e7-8482-8dc9a7af29f9_story.html?utm_term=.c876293fb451

Navigating insurance claims:
USAA (United Services Automobile Association):
https://www.usaa.com/inet/wc/event_specific_cat_response_0825_hurricane_harvey?wa_ref=cat-pri-alert-get-help

Car Repair Shops:
Montrose Automotive Center (4720 Montrose Blvd): http://montroseautomotivecenter.com/
Regency Auto Repair & Body Shop (6935 Almeda Rd): http://www.regencyautorepairs.com/

Find your towed or abandoned car:
www.findmytowedcar.com

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HEALTH TIPS (drinking water, insects, mold)
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Drinking water safety:
Boil water districts & tips: http://abc13.com/health/boil-water-notice-issued-for-certain-utility-districts/2359038/
Houston: https://www.wateronline.com/doc/amid-harvey-houston-drinking-water-facilities-remain-operational-0001

Dealing with insects:
Fire ants: www.wikihow.com/Prevent-Fire-Ant-Stings
Mosquitoes: www.mosquitomagnet.com/articles/flooding-mosquito-problems
wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/yellowbook/2018/the-pre-travel-consultation/protection-against-mosquitoes-ticks-other-arthropods

Getting rid of mold:
**Always wear protective equipment**
www.familyhandyman.com/cleaning/mold-and-mildew/how-to-remove-mold/view-all
https://www.epa.gov/mold/mold-cleanup-after-floods
https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/hurricanes/pdf/flyer-get-rid-of-mold.pdf
https://www.houstonemergency.org/precautions-to-avoid-the-health-effects-of-disasters/

Donations & Volunteering
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DONATIONS
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Most aid organizations are asking for cash donations.

If you are planning on donating, the shelters are in need of the following items. It is also VERY helpful if you sort items and by size / gender / type, as applicable and clearly label the bags (i.e., small women's pants).
- Bedding: blankets, pillows
- Towels
- Toiletries: travel size shampoo, conditioner, soap, feminine products
- Wheelchairs
- Individually packaged food
- Pet supplies: dog houses, crates, leashes, pet food
- Medical supplies
- Clothing: particularly sweatshirts, socks, new underwear (sizes L and XL especially needed)
- NEW underwear

Trach Mommas of Louisiana: trachmommas@gmail.com
Those who have extra pediatric medical supplies such as tracheostomy and ventilator supplies, feeding tubes, nebulizers, air purifiers, or specialty baby formula can help children with complex medical needs.

Give for Houston:
www.facebook.com/manreadymerc/posts/1753341781345904
ghcfdisaster.kimbia.com/hurricaneharveyrelieffund

Greater Houston Community Foundation: ghcf.org
Salvation Army USA: www.salvationarmyusa.org
Catholic Charities USA: app.mobilecause.com/vf/CCUSADISASTER
United Way: www.unitedwayhouston.org/flood/flood-donation
Global Giving: www.globalgiving.org/projects/hurricane-harvey-relief-fund
Rice Hurricane Relief Fund: goo.gl/hKPfJe
Local Houston charities: goo.gl/1FSxpT
Vox's list: goo.gl/bQ6ko8
Jia Tolentino's list: goo.gl/ft6tNR
One-pager covering many of the above categories: goo.gl/CisGhc

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VOLUNTEERING IN PERSON
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**Please be mindful of your surrounding and belongings when volunteering. Bring government ID and leave your important or valuable belongings locked in your car or at home**

FINDING THE CLOSEST VOLUNTEER LOCATION
"If you’re looking to volunteer, you can easily text your zip code to 346-214-0739, and you’ll get a text back with the location nearest you that needs help."

Enventure spreadsheet to track where volunteers and supplies are needed:
docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ydfNo5XECkxl7vaNIHMGqrm56-JyLTx2PDUtc-LwadU

SHELTER SITES
Sign-ups for volunteering at shelter sites (please respect each site's sign-up process):
BakerRipley (NRG): goo.gl/iC89PH ; https://volunteer.bakerripley.org/recruiter/index.php?recruiterID=501&class=OppDetails&oppGuid=%7BA377997F-96FE-4CE4-806B-904B35BA132A%7D&t=Disaster-Response-Volunteers
Red Cross (GRB): redcross.org/volunteer-interest-form
www.redcross.org/take-a-class/lp/hurricane-harvey-health-professionals
Please register online and get cleared before heading out to the shelter
Parking is available across the street at the Hilton

Rice Harvey Action Team: ricesa.org/hurricane-harvey

All Hands Volunteers: https://www.hands.org/projects/hurricane-harvey-response/

Coastal Bend Disaster Recovery Group: www.CoastalBendCan.org/CBDRG
Accepting both cash donations and volunteer help as needed.

Coalition for the Homeless: www.homelesshouston.org
The homeless of Houston are particularly hard hit by the hurricane. Accepting both online donations and volunteer help.

Portlight: www.portlight.org/home.html
Portlight is an organization that focuses on helping out people with disabilities, a particularly vulnerable group that needs additional assistance during disasters. Accepting volunteer help and online donations.

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FOOD BANKS
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List: www.houstonpress.com/restaurants/texas-food-banks-mobilize-for-hurricane-harvey-how-you-can-help-9735249
Houston Food Bank: www.houstonfoodbank.org
Galveston County Food Bank: www.galvestoncountyfoodbank.org
Corpus Christi Food Bank: www.foodbankcc.com

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PETS
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Austin Pets Alive: www.austinpetsalive.org/hurricane-harvey-evacuations
Harvey has left lot of pets in need of assistance as well. Currently accepting donations. They are also in need of volunteers, fosters, and people who can adopt animals.

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BLOOD DONATIONS
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The South Texas Blood and Tissue Center is asking for blood donations: southtexasblood.org
The Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center: giveblood.org/where-to-donate/mobile-drives/by-date/

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