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Tropical Storm Nestor Forms; Imelda Recovery Update
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October 18, 2019

Tropical Storm Nestor Forms With No Threat to Texas

What is the danger?
Tropical Storm Nestor is the fourteenth named storm of the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season and is currently located over the northeastern Gulf of Mexico. According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC), Nestor is expected to strengthen until it makes landfall in the Florida Panhandle on Saturday morning. Nestor currently poses no threat to Texas. 

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What you should do:
While Nestor is not a threat to Texas, resources are available for those recovering from Tropical Storm Imelda.

Federal Resources
  • To apply for federal assistance through FEMA or to access information about other federal resources for Imelda recovery, visit or call 1-800-621-3362 (TTY 1-800-462-7585).
  • The deadline to apply is December 3, 2019.

For Recovery Resources call 211
  • 211 Texas/United Way Helpline, operated by United Way of Greater Houston, is committed to helping people connect with the services they need. Whether by phone or internet, our goal is to present accurate, well-organized and easy-to-find information from state and local health and human services programs.
  • 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.
  • You can dial 211 or 877 541-7905 or search the database at

Disaster Unemployment
  • Individuals who lost their jobs or self-employed individuals who have been unable to work due to damage sustained from Tropical Storm Imelda may be eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance benefits.
  • Apply for disaster unemployment assistance through the Texas Workforce Commission online at or through the TWC TeleCenter at 800-939-6631 Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • The last day to apply is November 7, 2019.

To learn more about Imelda recovery resources, please go to

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