Recently, the Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) produced and distributed a recovery guide to help residents affected by Hurricane Harvey. Please note that the deadline to file for disaster assistance has been extended to November 24, 2017 and the guide has the old date.
The Harvey Recovery Guide lists a number of available resources and includes information on finding housing, food, employment, legal services, and tax relief. It also includes advice on filing insurance claims, applying for disaster relief, replacing lost documents, protecting yourself when hiring contractors, and acquiring crisis counseling or help for managing traumatic stress.
Feel free to modify the guides with your own logos and distribute them to your constituents, but kindly keep our logo at the bottom. Click on the following links to download the Harvey Recovery Guide:
You can also view the Harvey Recovery Guide at www.ReadyHarris.org.
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.