Disaster Relief and Recovery

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Evacuee assistance
Food banks and food pantries
Food stamps
Internet access and charging stations
Address change
Medical needs
Community groups
Recovery

Evacuee assistance

Greater Houston Area Chapter of the American Red Cross
(877)-500-8645

Local offices of the Red Cross and their business numbers are:

Texas City Office
9300 Lowry Expressway
Texas City, Texas 77591
(409) 945-7200

Galveston Office
4700 Broadway Suite E104
Galveston, Texas 77551
(409) 750-9172

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

Local offices of Catholic Charities are:

Galveston Office
4700 Broadway Suite F-130
Galveston, Texas 77550
(409) 762-2064

Texas City Office
Beacon of Hope Center
712 5th Avenue North
Texas City, TX 77590
(409) 948-0405

United Way Mainland Communities
922 14th Street North
Texas City, Texas 77590
(409)-948-4211

The Salvation Army
Texas City Office
4210 Texas Avenue (F.M. 1765)
Texas City, Texas 77590
(409)-935-1190

Dial 2-1-1 to find local community resources and services such as rent and utility assistance, food, emergency shelters, where to get employment help, medical and mental health assistance, help with transportation, and trained suicide intervention counseling. You can also get information on affordable child care, information about caring for an aging relative, or help recovering from a disaster.

If you are calling from outside of Texas, or have technical difficulties when dialing 2-1-1 from your mobile or office location phone, dial the alternate access number (877) 541-7905.

Register for federal disaster assistance online at DisasterAssistance.gov. For immediate disaster assistance from FEMA, call 1-800-621-3362 or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY).

Food banks and food pantries

Visit our Social Services and Community Resources page for this list.

Food stamps and vouchers

Visit our Social Services and Community Resources page for this info.

Internet access and charging stations

Libraries typically offer Internet access, printing and some computer assistance. Visit our Community Information page for a list and map of public libraries in Galveston County.

Address change

The Texas City post office is located at 2002 11th Avenue N., Texas City, TX 77590. Their phone number is (409) 948-1578.

An evacuee can go to any local post office to fill out a change of address form, even for temporary situations, and get mail forwarded to a new address. Additionally, addresses may be changed online at usps.com.

Medical needs

Visit our Social Services and Community Resources page for this list of area medical service providers.

Community groups

Other local community groups are listed on our Social Services and Community Resources page.

For help in a crisis, you can contact Galveston County's crisis hotline.

For poison emergencies, you can contact Southeast Texas Poison Center.

Recovery

Returning Home After a Disaster: Be Healthy and Safe
Prepared by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, this website provides information on returning home after a hurricane is over and how to stay healthy and safe while cleaning up and recovering.

Cleaning and Sanitizing With Bleach after an Emergency
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention provides recipes to sanitize water, food containers, and other items after a natural disaster with cleaning solutions, such as bleach.

Repairing Your Flooded Home
Published by the Red Cross, this online booklet provides guidelines for homeowners in the wake of a flood or water damage to their homes.