Hurricane Harvey has caused unprecedented damage in the state of Texas. All of us at Green Mountain want to help Texans stay safe and stay informed. We’ve gathered some important emergency phone numbers and websites to help residents in affected areas during this time of need. And if you’re in the position to help those in need, we’ve included some resources for volunteering and donating. It’s Texans helping Texans.
Emergency Phone Numbers:
- For a medical/functional emergency call 211.
- For a life-threatening emergency call 911.
- Individuals needing rescue call 281-238-3430.
- Groups who need to be picked up and taken to a shelter, call 713-426-9404. This number is reserved for groups needing pick-up as opposed to individuals.
- For info about shelters or help, inside Houston, dial 311. Outside Houston, dial 211.
- City of Corpus Christi – Automated 24 Hour line – 361-857-1818 & 361- 857-1888
- Aransas County Sheriff 361 – 729-2222
- Bee County: Emergency Management 361-362-3271; Sheriff 361-362-3221
- Brooks County Sheriff 361-325-3696
- Duval County Sheriff 361-279-3351
- Jim Hogg County Sheriff 361-527-3710
- Jim Wells County Safety Department 361-668-1018; Sheriff 361-668-0341
- Kleberg County Emergency Management 361-595-8527; Sheriff 361-595-8500
- Live Oak County Sheriff 361-449-2271
- Nueces County Sheriff 361-887-2222
- Refugio County Sheriff 361-526-1698
- San Patricio County Emergency Management 361-364-6144; Sheriff 361-364-2251
Office of Emergency Management & Sheriff’s Office 281-342-6185
US Coast Guard:
People in distress can call the following US Coast Guard numbers:
Apply by registering on the website DisasterAssistance.gov or call (800) 621-FEMA (3362).
Those using TTY call (800) 462-7585 directly; those who use 711 or Video Relay Service call (800) 621-3362. Both toll-free numbers will be operational from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time seven days a week until further notice, according to FEMA.
- Harris County Emergency Management site
- Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management
- FEMA Resources on Hurricane Harvey
- Texas Department of Public Safety on Post-Hurricane Recovery
- Ready.gov on Recovering from a Disaster
- National Hurricane Center Public Advisory has a summary of current Hurricane Harvey warnings.
The Houston Police Department and The City of Houston are requesting the public’s help. Those with boats and high-water vehicles, please contact the Harris County Fire Marshall’s office to help with rescue efforts at 713-881-3100.
- Red Cross: Text the word HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation to help hurricane/flood victims. You can also visit redcross.org or call 1- 800-RED CROSS. Red Cross for Central and South Texas
- The United Way: Text UWFLOOD to 41444 to donate to the United Way Flood Relief Fund.
- Salvation Army: donate at helpsalvationarmy.org or by call 1-800-SAL-ARMY.
- H-E-B stores: Starting Monday, all H-E-B, Central Market and Joe V’s Smart Shop stores across Texas give customers an opportunity to support victims through donations of $1, $3, or $5, which can be added to their total grocery bill. In addition, HEB plans to donate $100,000 toward Hurricane Harvey relief effort.