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Hurricane Harvey Emergency Information

As Hurricane Harvey continues to cause unprecedented flooding and devastation throughout Houston, we come together as a city and a nation to help our neighbors in their time of need. The first major hurricane of 2017 is also the wettest tropical cyclone on record in the U.S. As of this writing, Harvey has been downgraded to a tropical depression, but the destruction and its repercussions will continue for weeks and months ahead. So far, at least 28 deaths have been attributed to the storm – with more than 32,000 residents displaced and staying in local shelters.

Mayor Sylvester Turner and Harris County Judge Ed Emmett are urging people who want to help those affected by the storm to donate to charities currently engaged in the response and recovery. They have established a Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund accepting tax-deductible flood relief donations for the victims. To donate visit this link. Universal Home Experts has put together a list of essential emergency services for those who are impacted by the devastation. We send our heartfelt gratitude to the brave responders, including the Texas State Guard and Texas National Guardsman, who have already saved thousands of lives. As Houston continues the rescue and recovery process, it is important that everyone keep alert and do their part to help. We have gathered a list of essential emergency information that, as of this posting, is up-to-date.

Houston Hurricane Harvey Emergency List:

List of Communities Under Mandatory Evacuation

Shelter Information

How to Apply for Fema Assistance


For a medical/functional emergency call 211.
For a life-threatening emergency call 911.
If you need to be rescued call 281-238-3430
If you need info about shelters or help, inside Houston, dial 311. Outside Houston, dial 211

People in distress can call the following US Coast Guard numbers:


You can also call the new Coast Guard Harvey Emergency Response Line at 202-372-2100. Please call and provide your name, number of people trapped, number of pets, address and telephone number.

HPD: Anyone with a boat who can volunteer to help: (713) 364-0226.


Houston – Midnight to 5 a.m.
Bellaire – Midnight to 5.am.
Ft. Bend County, unincorporated areas- Midnight to 6.am.,
West University Place – Midnight to 5 a.m.
Brazoria County – All areas of mandatory evacuation – Dusk to dawn, effective immediately
Dickinson – 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Friendswood – 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Pasadena – 10 p.m. until 7 a.m.
Pearland – 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Webster – 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Texas Health and Human Services

Texas National Guard soldiers assist residents affected by flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Aug. 27, 2017. National Guard photo by Lt. Zachary West

Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Defense

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