Precinct News

Imelda Recovery Resources

Dear Friends,

Yesterday, our county was blindsided by another catastrophic flooding event. I know that many of you are still recovering from Harvey and these are difficult times. As always, we’re committed to helping you through this recovery process and will keep working to ensure a fair and just recovery for everyone. Please know the entire Precinct One team is working to provide the information you need to ease your recovery efforts while advocating for equitable flood mitigation to communities that are the most flood prone.

We have pulled together some recovery resources that are listed below to help families through recovery.  

Sincerely,

 

Rodney Ellis

 

Recovery Resources:

Call 2-1-1 or 877-541-7905 to reach the Texas/United Way Helpline or visit
www.211Texas.org to connect to recovery resources and assistance agencies.

Call 713-274-3880 to report debris to the Harris County Debris hotline for unincorporated Harris County.

Call 3-1-1 City of Houston helpline to report debris inside the City of Houston.

Report a flooded home to the Harris County Flood Control District hotline at 346-286-4000.

Report any hazardous materials or contaminants to Harris County Pollution Control at 713-920-2831.

For food pantry assistance, call Houston Food Bank at 832-369-9390.

Find a towed car at findmytowedcar.com.

Call Lone Star Legal Aid Disaster Hotline for disaster legal assistance at 866-659-0666.

Call Harris County Precinct One at 346-286-1917 for additional assistance.

American Red Cross Shelters Open In Harris County (as long as needed)

  • Kingwood First Baptist Church, 3500 Woodland Hills Dr, Kingwood, TX 77339
  • St.Timothy Lutheran Church, 14225 Hargrave Road, Houston, TX, 77070
  • New Light Christian Center, 7313 East Houston Road, Houston, TX 77028
  • Crosby United Methodist, 1335 Runneberg, Crosby, TX 77532
  • House of Mercy, 1126 Cypress Street, Baytown, TX 77520

Document Damage to Your Home and Belongings for Insurance and Other Claims:

  • If you have insurance, report your claim immediately.
  • Take pictures or videos of all damages.
  • Save all your receipts.
  • Make a list of all damaged or lost items.

Health and Safety After a Flood: There are a number of health concerns related to flooding and the recovery period. Here are some tips to keep you and your family healthy and safe.

Safe Cleanup: During cleanup, you should: wear protective safety gear, protect your back during heavy lifting, stay hydrated, and watch for signs of heat exhaustion. People with compromised immune systems, allergies, and asthma should avoid taking part in cleanup due to potential mold exposure and other possible health hazards.

Mosquitoes: The floodwaters can create multiple, large breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Take additional precautions to prevent mosquito borne illness by wearing insect repellent and protective clothing while working outdoors and avoid being outside when mosquitoes are most active. If possible, remove any standing water from your property.

Emotional Health: Flooding can be a stressful and traumatic event. The Disaster Distress Hotline is available 24/7. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.