Harris County, Texas – September 21, 2019, Today, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo has announced additional recovery resources available to survivors of Tropical Storm Imelda. On Monday, September 23, two Local Recovery Centers (LRCs) will open to provide residents an additional way to learn about various recovery programs that may be able to assist them in their recovery efforts. The Centers will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to Noon on Saturdays at the following locations: 

Kingwood United Methodist Church        
1799 Woodland Hills Drive, Rm K 105  
Kingwood, TX 77339

Grayson Community Center
13828 Corpus Christie St.
Houston, TX   77015 

At the LRCs, staff will be available to answer specific questions about recovery programs and resources. This includes information about where residents can find access to food and temporary housing, support for cleanup and debris removal, legal services, and guidance on how to file insurance claims. The Centers will be staffed by representatives of the Harris County Community Services Department and a wide array of non-profit organizations supporting the recovery, including the Red Cross and Baker Ripley. Please note that recovery resources and information also continue to be available at ReadyHarris.org.

"As we begin our recovery from Tropical Storm Imelda, we want to make sure survivors have all the information they need to recover as quickly as possible," said Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo.  "We know recovering from disasters is never easy, but what we can do is make sure we're doing everything possible to help residents navigate the wide array of resources being made available by our community. If you or someone you know needs help, we encourage you to visit the Local Recovery Center near you or visit ReadyHarris.org."

In addition to the LRCs opening on Monday, additional resources continue to become available, including support for residential cleanup.  Residents who need cleanup assistance are encouraged to register their home with Crisis Cleanup by calling 844-451-1954. Crisis Cleanup is an online database used by local faith-based organizations and disaster relief agencies to coordinate cleanup efforts after a disaster.  There are no guarantees for service, but all disaster survivors with cleanup needs are asked to register. The Crisis Cleanup line will be open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Residents can also call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to leave a message and receive a call back.   

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner also established the Imelda Assistance Fund for residents who want to help the recovery effort. The fund was established to meet the needs of those who have suffered damage during Tropical Storm Imelda and the flooding that followed. To learn more and to donate to the Imelda Assistance Fund, please go to ReadyHarris.org.

Author: David TatchinEmail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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