Hurricane Harvey Relief and Recovery
Hurricane Harvey was an extremely destructive Atlantic hurricane which became the first Category 4 to make landfall in the United States since Wilma in 2005, ending a record 12-year drought in which no hurricanes made landfall at such an intensity. In a four-day period, many areas received more than 50 inches of rain as the system meandered over eastern Texas and adjacent waters, causing catastrophic flooding. With peak accumulations of 51.88 in (131.8 cm), Harvey is the wettest tropical hurricane on record in the contiguous United States. The resulting floods inundated hundreds of thousands of homes, displaced more than 30,000 people, and prompted more than 17,000 rescues.
If you or someone you know needs help with the physical act of cleaning out a flooded home or moving storm debris, please call 409-938-9202.
American Red Cross
Through the generosity of our donors, the American Red Cross is providing emergency assistance in the amount of $400 to qualified households in Texas directly impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Registration for this program will be open through Tuesday, October 10, 2017.Link to page
Debris removal began September 16, 2017, in the City of La Marque. Citizens are asked to move all storm debris to the curb at their earliest convenience. Please be mindful of gas and water meters.Link to page
If you haven’t yet applied for federal assistance, the fastest way to do so is online at DisasterAssistance.gov.By working together, Texans can help keep their communities safe and strong.Link to page
Household Clean Up
Follow a few simple guidelines that will make the clean-up and salvage process safer and easier in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.Link to page
How to Help
To help people affected by the storm, visit @nvoad’s page for a listed of trusted organizations: https://txvoad.communityos.org/cms/node/104Link to page
La Marque Clean City Commission, members of La Marque City Council, city staff, Galveston County CERT and volunteers went door to door conducting a Hurricane Harvey Damage Impact Survey Saturday, September 16th. Additional survey responses are needed to complete the impact study.Link to page
This is a list of possible resources for families in need due to Hurricane Harvey. This list may change due to limited resources and agency policy.Link to page
Hurricane Harvey relief is locally led, state-administered and federally funded. The General Land Office (GLO) is leading the state of Texas’ Temporary Direct Housing recovery from Hurricane Harvey. The GLO is working with local officials – Councils of Government (COGs), judges and mayors – to find the most effective ways to get Texans back in their homes. For details on direct housing programs, see www.texasrebuilds.com.Link to page
Small Business Administration
SBA offers federal low-interest disaster loans to businesses of all sizes, most private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters.Link to page