Time monitoring markets this week has certainly been divided by what has turned out to be a historic hurricane and flooding. Up here in Austin we were lucky to only experience a few days of rain while Rockport, Houston, and points in between and now beyond have taken a beating from this slow moving behemoth. Harvey is still at tropical storm levels, still hammering away, and looking to head east.
Rather than sharing our thoughts on what's happening with the markets this week we thought we'd share some numbers and links that might be useful to those affected by Harvey and for those looking for ways to help. These are just a handful that we've seen and admittedly mostly for Houston because we've got such a large contingency of family and friends in the area. If there's anything we can do, don't hesitate to give us a call.
Please be safe out there folks.
Emergency Contact Info source khou.com
Houston Police Department: 311 or 713-884-3131
Houston Fire Department: 311
*If you are awaiting rescue, prominently display a towel or sheet from a door or window so we can spot you. Addresses are tough to spot.
United States Coast Guard:
Center Point Energy: 713-207-2222
Texas United Way: 211
Registration - 1-800-621-3362
National Emergency Child Locator Center: 1-866-908-9570
American Red Cross: 1-800-RED-CROSS
Disaster Distress Hotline: 1-800-985-5990
FEMA - Registration: Click here to register with FEMA
American Red Cross -Registration: Click here to check in with the American Red Cross
American Red Cross - Shelter: Click here to for a list of shelters
American Red Cross -Volunteer: Click here to volunteer
Neighborhood Evac and Emergency Shelter Information
- Houston TranStar Map: Seethe traffic and where high water is.
- Harris County Flood Warning System:Keep an eye on rainfall levels with this map. Make sure to update it to the right time frame to see totals for Hurricane Harvey.
- National Weather Service | Houston:Site for the Forecast office in the Houston and Galveston area.
- National Hurricane Service
- DriveTexas:Another traffic map, but for Texas as a whole.
- Centerpoint Energy Outage Tracker
- Harris County Flood Education Map:Shows areas that has potential for flooding.
- Houston Incident Map: Check for information on EMS and high water rescue events.
- Google Crisis Map
- Hurricane Safety Checklist: Checklist to prepare for a hurricane.
- Drive Texas: TexDOT highway conditions
- Houston Map With Flood Streets Via Houston Chronicle
National Weather Service sites to watchs:
Where to Donate:
- United Way Houston Flood Relief does great work. contact to volunteer
- YMCA Houston Flood Relief also does fantastic work. Can also text HOUSTON to 91999 to donate. **will need volunteers
- Houston Food Bank
- HEB -They have tear pad donations at their stores. Not sure about direct donations.
- Greater Houston Community Fund -Fund set up my Mayor Turner
- AllHands - Can donate to Harvey relief fund.
- JJWatt's Houston Flood Relief Fund Crowd-raise already raised $500K since 8/27
- Texas AFL-CIO Workers Relief Fund for disaster relief workers
- Some info on some of these charities care of/u/nn123654
Where to Volunteer:
- YMCA Houston Flood Relief
- United Way Houston Flood Relief
- LonestarConvention Center
- VolunteerHou.org - Connects you with organizations seeking aid. They have a Harvey response section.
- MO Campbell Center - Red Cross Shelter needing aid
- George R Brown Convention Center
If You Evacuate:
- Leave as soon as instructed to and follow the instructions of officials
- Determine safe evacuation routes
- Pack essential items including medicine, important documents, first aid kits, blankets, pillows, phone chargers, critical contacts information, basic need equipment such as glasses or contacts
- Take your pets with you, don’t forget your pet’s food and medication
- Secure your home by locking all doors and windows
- Shut off your homes utilities
- Unplug electrical equipment including appliances, TV’s,and radios
- Take your vehicle and house keys with yo