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Initial & Final Report: Tropical Storms Olga & Pablo Form, No Threat to Texas (FRI- 1730)
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October 25, 2019

Initial & Final Report: Tropical Storms Olga & Pablo Form, No Threat to Texas (FRI- 1730)

What is the danger?

Within less than an hour, Tropical Storms Olga and Pablo formed as the fifteenth and sixteenth named storms of the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season, respectively. Olga is currently located over the central Gulf of Mexico, south of the Louisiana border. Pablo is located in the open Atlantic, above the northern coast of Africa. According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC), Olga and Pablo currently pose no threat to Texas. 

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What you should do:

While Olga and Pablo are not a threat to Texas, resources are available for those recovering from Tropical Storm Imelda.

Two Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) remain open in Harris County to help residents affected by Tropical Storm Imelda and will be open 7am-7pm on Saturday and Sunday. Recovery specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), local and state agencies will be at the centers to answer questions about disaster assistance and low-interest disaster loans. They can also help survivors apply for federal disaster assistance.


IT May Community Center
Seven days a week, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Harris County Social Services
Seven days a week, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.


FEMA’s Individual Assistance (IA) program is for homeowners and renters who may be eligible for grants to help pay for temporary housing, home repairs and other serious disaster-related expenses not met by insurance or other assistance programs. Apply now for IA:

Low-interest disaster loans from SBA are also available to businesses, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters to cover residential and business losses because of Imelda. Applicants can visit the DRC for one-on-one assistance, or contact SBA:
  • PHONE: 800-659-2955
  • Most applicants for SBA will need to apply for FEMA assistance with BEFORE applying with SBA. See instructions above.

  • 211 Texas/United Way Helpline, operated by United Way of Greater Houston, is committed to helping people connect with the services they need.
    • CALL: 2-1-1 or 877 541-7905
    • GO ONLINE:
  • 211 Texas is a free, anonymous social service hotline available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Help can be provided in 150 different languages.

To learn more about Imelda recovery resources, please go to

Where you can learn more:

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