Hurricane Harvey

Engineering Analysis

Information about the City’s analysis related to the Hurricane Harvey Event is available on the Engineering Department's Website.

Relief and Support Resources

PREPS - Partial Repair and Essential Power for Sheltering

The PREPS program provides temporary repairs, such as water and power restoration, and allows homeowners to remain in their homes and their communities as they complete permanent repairs to their homes.

Eligibility will be determined after individuals and households register. Please note:

  • The General Land Office (GLO) has initiated a push to get the PREPS program out to survivors. Information on this program may be found at the GLO’s Texas Rebuilds website ( )
  • Persons with questions about PREPS should call the GLO PREPS hotline: 1-888-610-1622
  • GLO has been and continues to make calls, send emails, and send text messages to households eligible for the PREPS program. They will soon be sending out postcards to households they have not been able to reach by phone, email or text messaging. So survivors may expect to get calls, text messages, email and postcards from the GLO about participating in the PREPS program.
  • Also, PREPS program staff and contractors will all be wearing bright yellow shirts and will have Rebuild Texas badges to verify they are part of this program.

Information from FEMA

For all the latest information from FEMA on Hurricane Harvey recovery:

  • Visit to find information in eight different languages.
  • Like us on Facebook: @FEMAHarvey
    • Click on the “Get Email Updates!” tab on the left-side menu to subscribe to our daily feed of fact sheets, latest news and resources.
  • Follow us on Twitter: @femaregion6

Red Cross Financial Assistance Program

Severely impacted households that need immediate assistance can apply at You can apply on your cell phone, computer or tablet with a valid email address. Registration will remain open through October 10.

More Information

Disaster Recovery Centers

Disaster recovery centers offer in-person support to individuals and businesses in 39 counties included in the Texas federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent floods.

Fort Bend County Sienna Annex5855 Sienna Spring Way,Missouri City, Texas 77459Monday –Sunday7 A.M.-7 P.M.
Simonton Community Church9703 FM 1489 (Simonton Rd.),Simonton TX  77476Monday –Saturday7 A.M.-7 P.M.
Katy Mills Mall5000 Katy Mills Cir,Katy, TX 77494Monday-Sunday7 A.M.-7 P.M.

Fort Bend Recovers

Fort Bend Recovers is a collaborative network established and maintained on behalf of the individuals, families, businesses, and communities in Fort Bend County to facilitate and implement a coordinated response to disaster recovery needs.

  • Fort Bend Recovers - Listing of local help resources, donation and volunteer opportunities.

Hurricane Support for Seniors

National Church Residences, a non-profit that specializes in affordable living for senior citizens, is taking an initiative to help all seniors in Texas as a response to Hurricane Harvey. Through our Hurricane Support for Seniors Hotline, we are offering support and referrals to seniors ages 55 and up. In order for us to reach out to as many seniors as possible, we would like our hotline number to be added to your website, posted to social media, or have our flyer distributed in your surrounding areas. Our mission is to offer as much support as we can to seniors in this devastating time.

The “Hurricane Support 4 Seniors” hotline number is 844-259-HS4S (844-259-4747).

Food, Health, Aid for Families with Infants, Disaster Unemployment Assistance, Legal Assistance, Pet Rescue and Care

Health Assistance


  • Disaster Strategies Disability Hotline:
  • PortLight

Infant Needs

Legal Assistance

Disaster Unemployment Assistance

Available to those whose jobs have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey. 

Structural Flooding, FEMA Assistance, and Claims

Home Flooding


  • FEMA Applications: 800-621-FEMA (3362)
  • Disaster Assistance
  • National Flood Insurance Program: 800-621-3362
  • What to know and the process you can expect when a FEMA inspector contacts you. Learn more >>
  • The Texas Department of Insurance has advice on what to do if your home or auto was damaged by Harvey, the insurance claims process and contractor fraud prevention and have extended their call center hours to 8 p.m. — 1-800-252-3439 or click here.

Cleanup Resources and Tips

  • Begin Flood Cleanup as Soon as Possible
  • Tips to Prevent Post-Flooding Mold at Home: Clean It, Dry It or Discard It
  • For property cleanup assistance such as mucking and gutting, Crisis Cleanup is available to help coordinate your needs with volunteer relief organizations ready to assist you. To register, please call 1-844-965-1386 or visit
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offer this advice for dealing with mold after flooding.
  • Beware of fraudulent repair service providers. Click here for Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's tips on how to avoid being scammed in Harvey's aftermath.

Proof of Loss Waiver Announced

FEMA Announces Proof of Loss Waiver for Hurricane Harvey Victims. Learn more >>

Tax Relief (IRS)

IRS Gives Tax Relief to Victims of Hurricane Harvey; Parts of Texas Now Eligible; Extension Filers Have Until Jan. 31 to File. Learn more >>

Volunteering and Donations

Where to Volunteer

Fort Bend Forward

Fort Bend Forward, a 501(c)3 charitable organization under the direction of the Executive Committee of the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce, established the Fort Bend Forward Harvey Recovery Fund.

The mission of the Fort Bend Harvey Recovery Fund is to raise financial resources to disburse to nonprofit organizations serving flood victims in our local community. Funds will be disbursed based on input from the Fort Bend Recovers network of nonprofit organizations and diverse community leaders with no overhead or administrative fees. 100% of all donations received will have a direct impact on the community and donors may request that their individual contribution be directed to a specific city within Fort Bend County, if desired.

If you would like to contribute to the Fort Bend Forward Harvey Recovery Found, donations can be made online or checks can be made payable to Fort Bend Forward (note Harvey Recovery) and delivered or mailed to:

Fort Bend Forward Harvey Recovery
Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce
445 Commerce Green Boulevard
Sugar Land, Texas 77478

Resources for Businesses

Has your business been impacted? Here’s where you can turn.