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ALERT (Updated 6/16/16)

May 2016 Storms – Texas

FEMA Federal Declaration No. DR-4272 has been granted for individual assistance for Austin, Brazoria, Brazos, Fort Bend, Grimes, Hidalgo, Hood, Montgomery, San Jacinto, Travis, Waller and Washington Counties as a result of severe weather and flooding in May. Individuals in those counties may now apply for FEMA assistance by visiting

Texas homeowners in need of debris removal and clean-up assistance can call the Crisis Cleanup hotline at 800-451-1954.

April 2016 Storms – Texas

FEMA Federal Declaration No. DR-4269 has been granted for individual assistance for Austin, Colorado, Fayette, Fort Bend, Grimes, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, Parker, San Jacinto, Waller and Wharton Counties as a result of severe weather and flooding the week of April 18. Individuals in those counties may now apply for FEMA assistance by visiting or calling 855-742-5881.

Immediate disaster case management – for April 2016 storms in Texas – is available by calling the intake line at 1-855-742-5881 or visiting the case management resource center (see below).

March 2016 Storms – Texas and Louisiana

In March, thousands of individuals and families were impacted by severe storms and flooding in Louisiana and Texas.

Louisiana. 36 parishes received FEMA Federal Declaration No. DR-4269 and 39,670 individuals have registered to date. The deadline to file is Monday, June 13, 2016.

Texas. 13 counties received FEMA Federal Declaration No. DR-4266 and 10,377 individuals registered before the deadline passed.

Need Assistance?

Anyone impacted by the storms should register for FEMA assistance as soon as possible to avoid missing the deadline for assistance.

Download this document to learn more about how to apply for aid through FEMA in Texas and Louisiana.

Houston Shelters

Search for open Red Cross shelters by address, city, state, and/or zip code. Information is updated every 30 minutes from the National Shelter System.

Disaster Recovery Centers for DR-4272 May 2016 storms – Texas

  • Montgomery County
    Lone Star College (* Rooms G123 & G124) |3200 College Park Drive Conroe | 77384
    M-F 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sat 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Sun – Closed
  • Fort Bend County
    Huggins Elementary School |1 Huggins Drive Fulshear | 77471
    M-F 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sat 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Sun – Closed

Case Management Resource Center – 16800 Imperial Valley | Houston 77060

Members of the public can now visit the case management center – while not an assistance center where goods are distributed – to meet with a Disaster Case Manager who can help you through the recovery process for the following issues:

  • struggles with recovery from flood impacts
  • assistance with housing, clothing, food, transportation and durable medical equipment (ie … wheelchair, walker, canes, etc.) or other flood disaster-related needs
  • reconnection to services that may have been interrupted due to the disaster
  • develop a personal disaster recovery plan
  • register for FEMA assistance
  • FEMA appeals process
  • assistance with determining eligibility for Small Business Association (SBA) low-interest residential and/or small business loans and support

Please note: First-time walk-in clients are seen on a first come, first served basis.

Crisis Cleanup Intake Line

Texas homeowners can now call 800-451-1954 to have their information entered directly into Crisis Cleanup.

Organizations – doing cleanup – are strongly encouraged to register with Crisis Cleanup.

  • For those of you who may not be familiar with Crisis Cleanup, it is an open-source, web-based application where homeowner cleanup jobs are posted and then vetted organizations – who have access to the database – can access the job orders to complete them. Crisis Cleanup is an effort to reduce duplication, track jobs that need to get completed and map/track the work that is being done. It can also be helpful for planning long-term efforts and a way to ensure disaster survivors don’t fall through the cracks.

To learn more about debris removal, donations, volunteering, case management, emotional/spiritual care and more, please refer to this helpful document.


We help put communities and lives back together

Upbring Disaster Response is prepared to step in to help families and communities in the aftermath of natural disasters – tornadoes, hurricanes, floods or wildfires – in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana.

Individuals and families are offered financial assistance for basic needs in the short term and case management and spiritual care over the longer term. Disaster Response works continually to ensure the program is ready to meet the needs if and when disaster strikes.

Disaster Reponse

Every disaster is different – the needs of each community, along with resource availability, guide Upbring’s response. Through coordinated partnerships with other nonprofit agencies and groups, service gaps are filled and no response efforts are duplicated. Our long-term roles historically include:

  • Preparedness
  • Emergency Hardship Grants
  • Emotional and Spiritual Care
  • Disaster Case Management
  • Volunteer Coordination
  • Repair & Rebuild Assistance

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