Disasters bring a variety of emotional reactions after experiencing the lost of our homes and cherished possessions. If you are experiencing a tough time and need someone to talk to, please contact the Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990. This is a 24-hour national hotline dedicated to providing confidential counseling. You may call
Text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.
Below is some helpful information from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (http://nctsn.org) for parents to help their children cope with the after-effects of a disaster:
Welcome to the Harris County Recovery Network Website
In the event of a disaster or other emergency, this is your information hub for the weeks and months after the immediate emergency passes and recovery begins. If the emergency creates the need for shelters, food and water distribution or longer term housing we’ll do our best to point you in the right direction. This is NOT the best source of information before and during an emergency.
The Harris County office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management will coordinate with the local news outlets before and during the actual emergency. The Harris County Recovery Network is here to serve you in the in the weeks, months and even years beyond the immediate emergency. Meanwhile, we hope you take the time to review this information from lessons learned after past emergencies.