Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma

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Hurricane Harvey

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Texas Volunteer Resources

Harvey Hotlines

Harvey Survivor Info

Resources for survivors posted as a courtesy; post does not constitute endorsement by the American Bar Association or American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division.

Irma Resources

** Please note, Florida Free Legal Answers is currently restricted to volunteer attorneys admitted to the state of Florida. If the Florida Supreme Court issues an order allowing out of state volunteer attorneys, we will update our information. 

TX DRC Centers

DRC Lookup - FEMA

DRC Listing (Updated 9/5)

Edna High School Football Stadium (9-6 Daily)
1303 W Gayle Street 
EDNA, TX 77957
County/Parish: JACKSON
TRLA Confirmed it will have staffing here

Colorado County Services Facility (7-7 Daily)
305 Radio Lane 
COLUMBUS, TX 78934
County/Parish: COLORADO 
HVL/HBA Confirmed it will have staffing here

La Grange Recreation Center (7-7 Daily) – LSLA STAFFING
653 East Pearl Street 
LA GRANGE, TX 78945
County/Parish: FAYETTE
HVL/HBA Confirmed it will have staffing here

Ingleside Bay Vista Shopping Center (soft open at 1pm on 9/5, then 7-7 Daily)
2334 HWY 361
Ingleside, TX 78362
County/Parish: SAN PATRICIO
No staffing confirmed

Calhoun Public Library (soft open at 1pm on 9/5, then 7-7 Daily)
200 W Mahan Street
Port Lavaca, TX 77979
County/Parish:  CALHOUN
TRLA Confirmed it will have staffing here

Shelter information posted as a courtesy for #Harvey survivors;. Post does not constitute endorsement by the American Bar Association or American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division.

Non-Emergency Health Issues

Non-emergency health information is available by calling (866) 417-7107 or (800) 877-8044 (TDD) to speak to a registered nurse.

Immunization Records -TX Residents>LA Schools
(Provided on behalf of the LA Office of Public Health)

The Louisiana Office of Public Health Immunization Program has partnered with the State of Texas Immunization Registry (ImmTrac2) and the Houston Harris County Immunization Registry (HHCIR) to expidite access to Immunization records for displaced persons from Texas who may be requesting medical services or entering schools in Louisiana following #Harvey.

Persons from Texas in need of vaccination records may fax the Louisiana Office of Public Health Immunization Program at (504) 568-2659:

1. On your letterhead (fax), include the physician/requestors name and contact information (phone, fax, address).
2. The patient name, DOB, and their previous hometown.

The Louisiana Immunization Program will then take this information, and search both Texas registries for the record. Remember that not every person will be in the Texas registries, and that it may take several hours to locate the record. We will then fax back the record, or a notice that no record could be located.

We hope that in providing this service, we can ease the burden on displaced Texas residents, provide their most current vaccination record, and prevent unnecessary revaccination.

Benefit Extension Info

Medicaid, CHIP, and Health Texas Woman (HTW) Benefits Extended for 6 Months in 29 Counties:

  • The benefit certification periods for clients in the 29 federally declared disaster counties are extended an additional 6 months to allow clients to receive their Medicaid, CHIP, or HTW benefits.
  • This applies to all to Medicaid, CHIP, and HTW renewals due in August, September, October, and November 2017.
  • Clients do not need to take any action to receive the 6 month extension but will receive a notice when it is time to renew their benefits.
  • Please encourage clients to use YourTexasBenefits.com or the Your Texas Benefits mobile app to manage their benefits case and to update HHS of any address changes.
  • Clients are also encouraged to sign up for electronic notices to stay informed about their cases.

Clients whose benefits are (were) up for renewal in:

  • August 2017 were automatically extended through February 2018.
  • September 2017 will be automatically extended through March 2018.
  • October 2017 will be automatically extended through April 2018.
  • November 2017 will be automatically extended through May 2018.

The 29 counties include:

  • Aransas
  • Bee
  • Brazoria
  • Calhoun
  • Chambers
  • Colorado
  • Fayette
  • Fort Bend
  • Galveston
  • Goliad
  • Hardin
  • Harris
  • Jackson
  • Jasper
  • Jefferson
  • Kleberg
  • Liberty
  • Matagorda
  • Montgomery
  • Newton
  • Nueces
  • Orange
  • Refugio
  • Sabine
  • San Jacinto
  • San Patricio
  • Victoria
  • Waller
  • Wharton

HHS Office Closures and Reopenings
To find out the status of an HHS local office, click here
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Non-Legal Volunteer Opportunities

  • Want to help #Harvey survivors? See this list of for the public volunteer opportunities.
  • Article on out of state volunteer physicans

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