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Texas Tropical Storm Imelda (DR-4466)

Incident Period: September 17, 2019 - September 23, 2019
Major Disaster Declaration declared on October 04, 2019

Individual Assistance Applications
Approved: 10,096

Total Individual & Households Program
Dollars Approved: $59,134,105.94

Designated Counties (Individual Assistance):

Chambers, Harris, Jefferson, Liberty, Montgomery, Orange, San Jacinto

Additional Resources

How to Apply for Assistance

Individuals and business owners who sustained losses in the designated area can begin applying for assistance by registering online at DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621- 3362 or 1-800-462-7585 TTY.  The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (local time) seven days a week until further notice.

Disaster Recovery Centers

Texas Division of Emergency Management and FEMA has opened seven Disaster Recovery Centers in Liberty, Montgomery, Orange, Chambers, Harris, and Jefferson County to help disaster survivors affected by Tropical Storm Imelda.

Recovery specialists from the FEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), local and state agencies will be at the center to answer questions about disaster assistance and low-interest disaster loans. They can also help survivors apply for federal disaster assistance.

Orange County DRC

Orange County Convention and Expo Center
11475 Farm to Market Road 1442
Orange, TX 77630

 

8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday-Saturday
Closed Sundays
 

 

Montgomery County DRC

Bullas Sallas Park Fair Association Bld.
21675 McCleskey Road
New Caney, TX 77357

 

8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday-Saturday
Closed Sundays
 

 

Liberty County DRC

Jack Hartel Bld.
318 San Jacinto Street
Liberty, TX 77575

 

8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday-Saturday
Closed Sundays

 

Cleveland Senior Citizens Organization
220 Peach Ave.
Cleveland, TX 77327
 
8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday-Saturday
Closed Sundays
 

 

Jefferson County DRC

1310 Pennsylvania Ave

Beaumont, TX 77701

 

8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday-Saturday
Closed Sundays

 

 

Harris County DRCs

Harris County Social Services Building
9418 Jensen Drive
Houston, TX 77093
 
8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday-Saturday
Closed Sundays
 
 
 

 

Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers

Texas Division of Emergency Management and FEMA will open one Mobile Disaster Recovery Center (MDRC) in Chambers County to help disaster survivors affected by Tropical Storm Imelda. A MDRC is a disaster resource that allows state and local officials to maximize their reach to as many affected areas and survivors as possible. The centers offer in-person support to Texas homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage or losses during Tropical Storm Imelda.

Chambers County MDRC
Winnie Stowell Community Bld.
335 South Park St.
Winnie, Texas 77665
 
8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday-Saturday
Closed Sundays
 
*The Chambers Co mobile DRC is closed Friday, November 8 and Saturday, Noember. 9, due to weather and safety conditions. It is expected to reopen Monday, November 11, from 8 a.m. to noon then resume normal business hours, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, November 12.
 

 

 

SBA Business Recovery Center

A U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Business Recovery Center is currently open in Orange County.  Business Recovery Centers are one-stop locations for businesses to access customer service representatives who will answer questions about SBA’s disaster loan program, explain the application process and help each business owner complete their electronic loan application.

Orange County Business Recovery Center
Orange County Convention and Expo Center
11475 Farm to Market Road 1442
Orange, TX 77630

 

8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Mondays- Fridays

 

 

What to Expect During a FEMA Housing Inspection

After applying for federal disaster assistance, qualified residents in Chambers, Harris, Jefferson, Liberty, Montgomery and Orange counties will receive a call from a FEMA housing inspector as the next step in the recovery process.

 

The inspector will schedule an appointment 7 – 10 days after registration. Once confirmed, they will verify information on the application and then follow up to assess the property and damages listed on the application. The inspection generally takes 30-40 minutes and consists of a general examination of the home. There is no fee for the service.

 

The inspector is required to review and document both structural and personal property damage to file a report, but they do not determine eligibility or the value of damage or losses. FEMA officials will review the inspection report and issue an eligibility determination letter within a week of the inspection. If the application is approved, the letter will provide specific information on how the funds can be used.

 

For scheduled appointments, there must be someone 18 years of age or older who lived in the household prior to the disaster present. The inspector will request proof of information to verify.

 

An authorized inspector will wear an official FEMA ID badge. If the inspector is not an official FEMA representative, and requests any personal or financial information, end the meeting immediately and notify local law enforcement. Survivors may also call the toll-free FEMA Disaster Hotline at 866-720-5721.

 

In addition to FEMA housing inspectors, representatives from SBA and insurance company inspectors may visit neighborhoods in affected areas.

 

SBA may send a packet and application for a low-interest disaster loan. While the application must be completed and returned to that agency in order to remain eligible for other types of federal assistance, such as grants, the applicant does not have to accept the loan.

 

Mitigation Outreach

Disaster survivors impacted by Tropical Storm Imelda who are rebuilding and repairing their homes can get free hazard mitigation consultations from FEMA representatives. FEMA flood mitigation specialists can answer questions about home repair, making disaster plans, putting together supply kits and the importance of flood insurance.

 

LIBERTY COUNTY

McCoy Lumber Supply

1000 Frontage St. South

Cleveland, TX 77327

Tuesday, Nov. 12 – Friday, Nov. 15, from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 16, from 7 a.m. to 5.p.m.

 

 

JEFFERSON COUNTY

Ritter Lumber Supply

7420 HWY 105

Beaumont, TX 77713

Tuesday, Nov. 12 – Friday, Nov. 15, from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 16, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

 

HARRIS COUNTY

Home Depot

11820 Dickinson Road

Houston, TX 77089

Tuesday- Saturday – 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

 

Home Depot

17928 Spring Cypress Road

Cypress, TX 77429

Monday- Friday – 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Saturday - 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Additional mitigation events will be held at home improvement stores in disaster-affected Texas counties in the coming weeks.

Financial Assistance

Individual Assistance - Dollars Approved

$59,134,105.94

Total Individual & Households Program (IHP) - Dollars Approved*

$50,858,663.22

Total Housing Assistance (HA) - Dollars Approved*

$8,275,442.72

Total Other Needs Assistance (ONA) - Dollars Approved*

10,096

Total Individual Assistance (IA) - Applications Approved*

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

If and when public assistance obligated dollar information is available for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every 24 hours.

* Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

Learn more about FEMA Disaster definitions. Information is updated every 24 hours.

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Last Updated: 2019-10-05 04:00