Tropical Storm Imelda


In: The Lonestar Weekly   Posted 09/20/2019
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Yesterday, Governor Abbott declared a state of emergency amid the flooding in southeast Texas. Texans are responding like they always do – by selflessly helping those in need. But with these tragic floods, it’s important to stay safe. Find high ground and do not drive in high waters.

Tropical Storm Imelda is the fifth wettest tropical cyclone in the continental U.S and has devastated numerous counties throughout the southeast part of our state. If you’re weathering the storm, below are a handful of resources to help you:

Flood Safety

The Red Cross has compiled information on how to stay safe during and after flooding – including useful information such as disaster apps and a list of shelter locations. ReadyHarris.org also has a useful list of flood related resources for southeast Texans, including rain monitoring, road closures, school closures, and more.

RED CROSS

 

READY HARRIS

 


Shelters

KFDM, KHOU, and Fox 26 have also compiled lists of shelters across southeast Texas. Visit their websites for help finding the closest shelter to you.

KFDM LIST

 

KHOU LIST

 

FOX 26 LIST


Disaster Recovery Guides

Texas A&M has a very useful webpage dedicated to helping you manage storm debris and recover after a disaster.

LEARN MORE


Food

The South East Texas and Houston Food Banks provide access to food and other disaster related products like bottled water. You can visit their websites by clicking the buttons below or contact them at (832) 369-9390 and (409) 839-8777.

SOUTH EAST TEXAS FOOD BANK

 

HOUSTON FOOD BANK

 


Locate a Towed Vehicle

Hundreds of flooded vehicles have been towed in the wake of Imelda. If you need help finding your vehicle, use this statewide tool from the Houston Police Department.

LEARN MORE

 



Stay safe.

For Texas,
John