FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 24, 2021
HCOHSEM Working to Connect Residents and Businesses with Resources for Winter Weather Recovery
Houston, Texas —The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) continues working with partners from across the region to help connect residents and businesses with available resources as they recover from the recent winter weather, which left thousands of people with loss of property, home damage, and a variety of other needs.
The ReadyHarris Winter Weather Recovery Page is the one-stop-shop for recovery information. Residents can find links to FEMA assistance, help from non-profit partners, information on finding clean-up assistance, and even mental health resources.
Harris County residents are encouraged to complete a brief survey on home damage to help us understand and identify damages across the county, needs and resources that may need to be requested through FEMA. The survey is available in English and Español.
Business owners are also encouraged to complete a survey to identify status of our commercial sector. This is for all businesses, big and small, and is also available in English and Español.
The survey is not an application for assistance and does not replace reporting damage to an insurance company. In addition, the survey does not guarantee any federal disaster relief assistance. The information provided will be beneficial in assisting with the damage assessment process in Harris County related to the February winter weather event. The personal information provided on the survey will be kept confidential.
The United Way of Greater Houston and the Greater Houston Community Foundation have joined to provide grants to local non-profits that will assist unmet needs of families across the community. Click here to donate to the Houston Harris County Winter Storm Relief Fund.
Residents can text FREEZE to 888777 for updates on recovery resources as they become available.