August 29

On Friday night Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Rockport then made its way up toward Houston, and this slow-motion disaster is far from over. The rain continues to fall, and the waters continue to rise.

First and foremost, I would urge everyone in an impacted area to heed the direction of emergency officials and evacuate if told to do so. And if you are not under evacuation, please stay off the roads. Many are closed, and some have been completely destroyed.

Here are some key information resources for those who have been impacted. Please share this with anyone you know who may impacted as well.

If you don’t know whether you’re in an evacuation zone, please tap or click to check this map.

Here are emergency numbers for those in need of immediate assistance and county-by-county emergency information:

Brazoria County Emergency Management: (979) 864-1064

Fort Bend County Emergency Management: (281) 342-6185

Brazoria County Sheriff: (979) 849-2441

Fort Bend County Sheriff: (281) 341-4704

Houston Police: (202) 639-7000

U.S. Coast Guard: (361) 937-1898

As Governor Abbott has said, here’s the website and phone number everyone should know for federal assistance in clean up or recovery:

FEMA: (800) 621-3362

For evacuees needing immediate shelter, Airbnb is graciously allowing FREE lodging through Sept 25. Here is the link to find accommodations or to add your residence to the list to help Texas families in distress:

Airbnb Urgent Accommodations

And here’s a full list of local shelters (and contact information) for those who’ve been forced to flee their homes:

Shelters Not Allowing Pets:

Red Cross Shelter at the George R. Brown, 1001 Avenida de La Americas, Houston, TX
Contact: 1-800-733-2767

Shelters Accepting Pets*:

Gallery Furniture, 6006 North Freeway, Houston, TX
Contact Information: 713-694-5570

Gallery Furniture, 7227 W. Grand Parkway South., Richmond, TX
Contact Information: 281-407-7161

Red Cross Shelter at B.F. Terry High School 5500 Avenue N. Rosenberg, TX

Shelters outside Fort Bend County

Austin: LB Johnson High School – 7309 Lazy Creek Dr, Austin, TX 78724
Contact Information: 956-473-5100

Austin: Tony Burger Activity Center – 3200 Jones Rd, Austin, TX 78745
Contact Information: 512-414-1050

Bastrop: First United Methodist Church – 1201 Main St, Bastrop, TX 78602
Contact Information: 512-21-2201

La Grange: 2nd Baptist Church – 1010 N Von Minden St, La Grange, TX 78945
Contact Information: 979-968-5953

Luling: Luling Civic Center – 333 E Austin St, Luling, TX 78648
Contact Information: 830-875-2411

Sequin: Victoria Christian Center – 735 E Kingsbury St, Seguin, TX 78155
Contact Information: 830-401-0848

New Braunfels: NB 9th Grade Center – 659 S Guenther Ave, New Braunfels, TX 78130
Contact Information: 830-643-5700

Church Middle School – 1275 I-35BL, New Braunfels, TX 78130
Contact Information: 830-221-2800

Universal City:
New Life Fellowship Church – 11225 E Loop 1604 N, Universal City, TX 78148
Contact Information: 210-945-8098

Dallas: Tommie N. Allen Recreation Center – 7071 Bonnie View Rd, Dallas, TX 75241
Contact Information: 214-647-0986

Dallas: Samuell Grand Recreation Center – 6200 E Grand Ave, Dallas, TX 75223
Contact Information: 214-670-1383

Dallas: Walnut Hill Recreation Center – 10011 Midway Rd, Dallas, TX 75229
Contact Information: 214-670-7112

Huntsville: Walker County Storm Shelter – 455 State Hwy 75 N, Huntsville, TX 77320

Huntsville: Huntsville High School – 515 Farm to Market Rd 2821, Huntsville, TX 77320

Again, please be sure to share this with anyone you believe may be impacted.