Texas Disaster Resources

TEXAS MEDICAL ASSOCIATION: Disaster Preparedness & Response Resource Center

Hurricane Harvey with links to Financial Assistance to Rebuild Practices Damaged by Harvey and much more
https://www.texmed.org/Disaster/

RISK MANAGEMENT IN DISASTER RESPONSE – ISSUES TO CONSIDER WHEN RESPONDING

from American Professional Agency, Inc.
http://archives.subscribermail.com/msg/fc39b2b3fca846658cd3eb6f30de375e.htm

RISK MANAGEMENT RECORD RECOVERY IN A DISASTER

For risk management information about Recovery of Records Following a Disaster:  http://www.txpsych.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/RM0248Recoveryofrecordsfollowingadisaster.pdf

UPDATE FROM FEMA

The federal government’s emergency responders continue to respond to states, local communities, and tribes as impacts continue across southeast Texas.

FEMA’s priority continues to be protecting the lives and well-being of those in affected areas; the federal government is focusing on search and rescue and first responder operations to ensure people who need help get assistance.

https://www.fema.gov/hurricane-harvey

Read the full press release from FEMA:

https://www.fema.gov/news-release/2017/08/28/federal-assets-supporting-state-response-efforts-rain-continues-deluge-area

HOW TO HELP DISASTER SURVIVORS IN TEXAS

The compassion and generosity of the American people is never more evident than during and after a disaster. It is individuals, non-profits, faith- and community-based organizations, private sector partners, and governmental agencies working together that will most effectively and efficiently help survivors cope with the impacts of Tropical Storm Harvey. For more information on how to help: https://txpeds.org/sites/txpeds.org/files/documents/Additional%20Resources/private-sector-advisory.pdf

RED CROSS / VOLUNTEER

For information about how to volunteer at a shelter, contact the Red Cross at 800-928-4271 or visit http://redcross.org/hurricane-harvey-health-professionals

TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

http://www.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/division/traffic/safety/weather/hurricane.html

TxDOT DRIVE TEXAS

For road closures across Texas, https://drivetexas.org/#/7/32.340/-99.500?future=false

FEMA link: The NBEOC Operations Dashboard is activated and available here:

https://fema.connectsolutions.com/nbeocopsboard/
http://www.texasprepares.org/English/Family.htm (English)
http://www.texasprepares.org/Spanish/Familia.htm (Spanish)

TEXAS HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES:

To learn more about the actions HHS has taken related to Hurricane Harvey visit: https://hhs.texas.gov/about-hhs/communications-events/news/2017/08/hhs-responds-hurricane-harvey

To search for the Mental Health Authority in your area (Buscar la entidad de salud mental en su
localidad) or locate the community center providing mental health services in your displaced
temporary residence area:
visit: http://www.dshs.texas.gov/mhservices-search/

TEXAS HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES RESOURCES FOR PROFESSIONALS:

https://www.phe.gov/emergency/events/harvey2017/Pages/professionals.aspx

CITY OF HOUSTON OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT:

Keep up with Houston updates on the City’s Emergency Information webpage: http://www.houstonemergency.org/

OTHER DISASTER RESOURCES:

FEMA App for iPhone, with emergency information by County: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fema/id474807486?mt=8

FEMA Individuals who sustained damage within the State of Texas may call 800-621-3362 to register with FEMA.

DISASTER ASSISTANCE.GOV

Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP), Employment, Financial, Food, Housing, Legal, Medical https://www.disasterassistance.gov/

TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

Review Severe Weather safety tips: http://www.dps.texas.gov/dem/ThreatAwareness/weather_aware_severe.htm

TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE

To get help filing a personal insurance claim, call the Texas Department of Insurance’s Consumer Help Line: 800-252-3439 (Note: this is not an emergency number).

Call 9-1-1 for life-threatening, emergency situations due to Hurricane Harvey.
Dial 2-1-1 and press Option 1 for information on the following, or visit http://www.211texas.org/

Shelter Locations
Evacuation Information
Donation Information
Food and Water
Disaster Services for Animals
Federal Disaster Assistance
Damage Reporting
Volunteer Opportunities
Are looking for counseling for mental health or storm-related stress
Press option 2 for information on SNAP food benefits, Medicaid or TANF.

Resources from American Psychiatric Association

Disaster Psychiatry: What Psychiatrists Need to Knowhttp://www.psychiatrictimes.com/disaster-psychiatry/disaster-psychiatry-what-psychiatrists-need-know
Coping Afer Disaster – Trauma: https://www.psychiatry.org/patients-families/coping-after-disaster-trauma

Resources from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Disaster Resource Center:https://www.aacap.org/AACAP/Families_and_Youth/Resource_Centers/Disaster_Resource_Center/Home.aspx
Disaster: Helping Children Cope: https://www.aacap.org/AACAP/Families_and_Youth/Facts_for_Families/FFF-Guide/Helping-Children-After-A-Disaster-036.aspx
News and Children: https://www.aacap.org/AACAP/Families_and_Youth/Facts_for_Families/FFF-Guide/Children-And-The-News-067.aspx
Talking to Children about Natural Disasters:https://www.aacap.org/App_Themes/AACAP/docs/homepage/2014/Natural_Disasters_Talk_to_Kids.2014.pdf
Practice Parameter on Disaster Preparedness: http://www.jaacap.com/article/S0890-8567(13)00550-9/pdf
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network – Hurricanes: http://www.nctsn.org/trauma-types/natural-disasters/hurricanes#tabset-tab-5

Resources from Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress

https://www.cstsonline.org/resources/fact-sheet-search/
Needs of Seriously Mentally Ill: https://www.cstsonline.org/resources/resource-master-list/addressing-the-needs-of-the-seriously-mentally-ill-in-disaster
Helping Students:
https://www.cstsonline.org/resources/resource-master-list/helping-students-after-a-disaster
Children:
https://www.cstsonline.org/resources/resource-master-list/restoring-a-sense-of-well-being-in-children-after-a-disaster
Leadership in disasters:
https://www.cstsonline.org/resources/resource-master-list/leadership-in-the-wake-of-disaster
Worker stress:
https://www.cstsonline.org/resources/resource-master-list/sustaining-caregiving-and-psychological-well-being-while-caring-for-disaster-victims
https://www.cstsonline.org/resources/resource-master-list/assessment-instruments-for-first-responders-and-public-health-emergency-workers

Workplace/organizations:
https://www.cstsonline.org/resources/resource-master-list/managing-a-workplace-or-organization-after-crisis
Schools:
https://www.cstsonline.org/resources/resource-master-list/teachers-helping-students-listening-and-talking