Hurricane Harvey update page
- Last Updated: Friday, 08 September 2017 08:48
- Published: Friday, 25 August 2017 07:31
Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the Texas coast as a major hurricane. Ongoing flooding is causing major problems for businesses in the region. This page will be updated with business continuity and disaster recovery information related to the incident.
Weather / environmental sitrep
Harvey is now a tropical depression. The storm archive can be accessed here.
Texas Hurricane Center: provides important contact details for recovery support.
- Disaster Recovery Centers to Open in Two Counties
- Disaster Recovery Centers to Open in Three Additional Counties
- Coordinated Response to Hurricane Harvey Continues: Federal efforts continue to support survivors with recovery and rebuilding
- Hurricane Harvey Snapshot
- President Donald J. Trump Amends Texas Disaster Declaration
- Texans in 32 Counties Eligible to Apply for State, Federal Disaster Assistance
- Federal Coordination Continues in Texas and Louisiana
- Sheltering And Immediate Assistance Available After Hurricane Harvey
- Transitional Shelter Assistance
- How To Help Disaster Survivors In Texas
- U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) activated the Surge Capacity Force (SCF) to supplement federal personnel supporting states as they respond to the catastrophic impacts from Tropical Storm Harvey
- President Donald J. Trump Signs Emergency Declaration for Louisiana
- Federal Aid Programs for the State of Louisiana Emergency Declaration
- Tropical Storm Harvey continues impacting southeast Texas communities with potentially historic amounts of rain as well as tornadoes in the greater Houston area
- Federal Aid Programs for the State of Texas
- President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Texas
- FEMA Hurricane Harvey update page
Download the FEMA mobile app (available in English and Spanish), which provides a customizable checklist of emergency supplies, directions to open shelters and recovery centers, disaster survival tips, and weather alerts from the National Weather Service. The app also enables users to receive push notifications.
Office of the Texas Governor updates
- Governor Abbott Adds 14 Texas Counties To Presidential Disaster Declaration In Response To Harvey
- Governor Abbott Adds 4 Texas Counties To State Disaster Declaration
- Governor Abbott Establishes Dual Status Command In Response To Hurricane Harvey
- Governor Abbott Requests The Addition Of Counties To Presidential Disaster Declaration
- Governor Abbott Adds 20 Texas Counties To State Disaster Declaration
US SBA updates
Low-interest federal disaster loans are now available to Texas businesses and residents as a result of President Trump’s major disaster declaration, US Small Business Administration’s Administrator Linda McMahon announced.
Businesses of all sizes and private nonprofit organizations may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory and other business assets. SBA can also lend additional funds to businesses and homeowners to help with the cost of improvements to protect, prevent or minimize the same type of disaster damage from occurring in the future.
For small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations of any size, SBA offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster. Economic injury assistance is available to businesses regardless of any property damage.
Interest rates can be as low as 3.305 percent for businesses, 2.5 percent for private nonprofit organizations and 1.75 percent for homeowners and renters with terms up to 30 years. Loan amounts and terms are set by SBA and are based on each applicant’s financial condition.
To be considered for all forms of disaster assistance, survivors must first call the Federal Emergency Management Agency at (800) 621-FEMA (3362). As soon as Federal-State Disaster Recovery Centers open throughout the affected area, SBA will provide one-on-one assistance to disaster loan applicants. Additional information and details on the location of disaster recovery centers is available by calling the SBA Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or online at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/