Disaster Recovery Center
A Disaster Recovery Center, located at the old ESC (2341 N. Galveston in Pearland), will begin Saturday, Sept. 30 from 1 - 7 p.m. and Sunday from 12 - 5 p.m. Following this weekend, the hours for the Center will be 9 a.m. - 7 p.m., Monday - Saturday and 12 - 5 p.m. on Sunday until there is no longer a need.
A Disaster Recovery Center is a readily accessible facility or mobile office where survivors may go for information about FEMA programs or other disaster assistance programs and ask questions related to their FEMA case. Representatives from the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), volunteer groups and other agencies are at the centers to answer questions about disaster assistance and low-interest disaster loans for homeowners, renters and businesses. They can also help survivors apply for federal disaster assistance. FEMA advance registration is preferred at 1.800.621.3362 and disasterassistance.gov.
The weather associated with Hurricane Harvey has severely impacted the Pearland community. We hope this listing of resources and assistance is helpful.
(If there are resources missing or information you need assistance with, please contact us.)
If You Need Assistance
Texas Workforce Commission (TWC)
If you were out of work due to Harvey, the State of Texas has Disaster Unemployment Assistance available. The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has extended the application deadline to October 31. This extension allows survivors in all 39 counties declared for Hurricane Harvey to apply for disaster unemployment assistance if they have not yet done so. To apply, call 80-939-6631 (TTY 800-735-2989) or go to the Texas Workforce Commission’s website.
Pearland ISD Community Resource List
The following information includes a list of community services available to you and your child. It is only a partial list of frequently used phone numbers of agencies in our area. Changes to services, hours, location and requirements are subject to change without notice.
Pearland Area Assistance
Disaster Response Team operating in Brazoria County is available to assist Pearland residents with storm recovery. If you are need of assistance with home cleanup: including drywall/insulation removal, hazard tree removal, blue roof tarping or mold suppression, please register with Americorps.
Contact Americorps for more information.
Crisis Cleanup Hotline: 1.844.965.1386
Call Americorps directly: 540.532.9726
Pearland Neighborhood Center:
2335 N. Texas Avenue, Pearland, TX 77581
Open 9 am – 5 pm, Mon - Fri
Items available: non-perishable food, toiletries, cleaning supplies, baby items
Pearland Recovery Assistance Team (www.prat-one.org)
Based on the accumulating need for muckout crews, PRAT is set up to acquire crews to put Pearland back together after Hurricane Harvey. We are a bulk material warehouse at this time and ask that if you wish to help, please register to be part of a "muckout" crew. "Muckout" crews are populated to execute the homeowners relief efforts.
Texas Homeless Education Office
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) says people impacted by Hurricane Harvey can start filing for federal assistance.
Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.
For more information call (800)621-336 or visit FEMA: Hurricane Harvey
Disaster Assistance Improvement Program
The Disaster Assistance Improvement Program’s (DAIP) mission is to provide disaster survivors with information, support, services, and a means to access and apply for disaster assistance through joint data-sharing efforts between federal, tribal, state, local, and private sector partners. The goal is to improve survivor access to disaster information and make applying for disaster assistance easier. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), acts as the managing partner.
DAIP is an E-Government program. Through DisasterAssistance.gov, we can help the government provide you with Internet-based technologies that can:
- Streamline access to services.
- Make it easy for you to interact with the government.
- Allow the government to be more efficient, effective, and responsive.
Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA)
TWIA policyholders that sustain windstorm damage can file claims by:
- Calling TWIA’s 24-hour Claims Center at 800-788-8247.
- Visiting TWIA.org/claimscenter (Click on Get Started to be directed to the Claims Center login webpage, and then click “New User Registration” to create your profile and password if filing online for the first time. Policyholders will need a policy number to register.)
- Contacting their agent.
Texas Department of Insurance (TDI)
Call your insurance agent or company as soon as possible to report property damage. If you need information, have a complaint, or can't locate your agent or company, call our Consumer Help Line at 1-800-252-3439. The Help Line is open from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Monday to Friday and 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
For additional information, visit TDI: Help After Harvey
Small Business Administration
The U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) provides low-interest, long-term disaster loans to businesses of all sizes, private non-profit organizations, homeowners, and renters to repair or replace uninsured/underinsured disaster damaged property. SBA disaster loans offer an affordable way for individuals and businesses to recover from declared disasters.
How to Help Your Child/Student
Texas Homeless Education Office
Resources to Help Students Dealing with Hurricane Harvey
American School Counselors Association
Helping Kids Deal With Hurricanes/Floods
American Red Cross Community Disaster Education
Helping Children Cope with Disaster