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Texas Severe Winter Storms

DR-4586-TX
Texas

Incident Period: Feb 11, 2021 - Feb 21, 2021

Declaration Date: Feb 19, 2021


Help for Individuals and Families After a Disaster

alert - warning

If you have insurance, you should file a claim with your insurance company immediately. FEMA assistance cannot aid with losses already covered by insurance.

Apply for Disaster Assistance

The fastest way to apply is through DisasterAssistance.gov. You can also apply by calling 1-800-621-3362 (TTY 1-800-462-7585) or through the FEMA mobile app.

Learn more about the application process.

Get Immediate Help

Find help with needs that FEMA is not authorized to provide. Check with your local emergency management officials, voluntary agencies or by dialing your local 2-1-1.

I Was Told to Call the Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has established a Virtual Disaster Loan Outreach Center for homeowners, renters and business owners to provide answers to questions about SBA’s disaster loan program, explain the application process and help each person complete their electronic loan application.

Virtual Business Recovery Center & Virtual Disaster Loan Outreach Center
Mondays – Fridays  |  9 a.m. – 6 p.m. |  FOCWAssistance@sba.gov |  (916) 735-1500

See more about SBA loans.

I Applied for Assistance. What's Next?

You will receive notification letters from FEMA either by U.S. mail or by electronic correspondence. You may need to verify your identity or complete a home inspection. All inspections will be conducted by phone due to COVID-19 and the need to protect the safety and health of our workforce and survivors.

"Help After a Disaster" Brochures

Translated into 27 languages, the "Help After a Disaster" brochure is a tool that can be shared in your community to help people understand the types of FEMA assistance that may be available to support individuals and families in disaster recovery.

Download brochures.


Local Resources

Local News & Media

Visit the News & Media page for events, fact sheets, press releases and other multimedia resources.

Popular Resources

Visit the Texas state page for more localized information.

Rumor Control

Rumor: FEMA is paying for hotels if you dial a number for "Texas Disaster Relief."

Fact: There is a false phone number being shared on social media and text messages saying FEMA is paying for hotels in Texas due to the recent storm. This is a scam. The best information on legitimate sources of help in your area will come from local officials or the Texas Division of Emergency Management. If you are in one of the designated counties, you may apply for FEMA assistance online at DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-3362.

February 24, 2021

RUMOR: FEMA will pay for insurance deductibles for disaster survivors.

Fact: FEMA provides financial benefits to eligible applicants who are not insured or underinsured, but those benefits occur after insurance settlement. FEMA can't duplicate benefits from insurance or pay your deductible.

February 21, 2021

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More Texas Resources

If you need assistance with anything not covered by insurance, local voluntary organizations in your community may be able to help. You can also call 211 for assistance.

If you are uninsured, the fastest and easiest way to apply for assistance is online at DisasterAssistance.gov. You can apply 24 hours a day, seven days a week, no waiting or delays.

Note: FEMA cannot reimburse you for food lost due to a power failure. However, voluntary organizations in your community may be able to help. You can also call 211 for assistance.

Texas Department of Insurance (TDI)

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Texas Attorney General

  • Report price gouging or any other scams.

How to Help

Volunteer and Donate

Recovery can take many years after a disaster. There are many ways to help such as donating cash, needed items or your time. Learn more about how to help those in need.

Doing Business with FEMA

If you are interested in providing paid services and goods for disaster relief, visit our Doing Business with FEMA page to get started.


Funding Obligations

Individual Assistance Amount
Total Housing Assistance (HA) - Dollars Approved $134,139,849.15
Total Other Needs Assistance (ONA) - Dollars Approved $13,241,004.75
Total Individual & Households Program Dollars Approved $147,380,853.90
Individual Assistance Applications Approved 47247
Public Assistance Amount
Total Public Assistance Grants Dollars Obligated $0.00
Hazard Mitigation Assistance Amount
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) - Dollars Obligated $0.00
Last updated April 21, 2021