From The Caribbean Chamber of Commerce
We realize that Hurricane Harvey and the catastrophic flooding that ensued have been devastating for our region and the state. The Caribbean Chamber of Commerce is providing and will update this list of disaster recovery resources. The Chamber recognizes the importance of clear, timely information regarding the availability of resources for regional businesses and affiliates . We hope this information will help you identify resources that address your business needs, but please feel free to let us know what other information may be useful to you.
Houston Disaster Recovery
City of Houston Emergency Information
Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Portal
Local Road Conditions – Houston Transtar
State Road Conditions – Drive Texas
Disaster Assistance Portal
The goal of the Disaster Assistance Improvement Program is to improve access to disaster information and make applying for disaster assistance easier. This is not just the beginning of the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) grant process, but it is also the gatekeeper for assistance from the federal government. For business owners, that assistance will include SBA disaster loans which will be available. Individuals and businesses must register to secure resources. This is an important step of the recovery process that is not well understood.
FEMA, under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), acts as the managing partner. The site allows you to find disaster assistance that meets individual needs, learn more about the 70 forms of assistance from 17 federal agencies, apply and determine status for disaster assistance and reduce applications required, identify a FEMA Disaster Recovery Center, locate a hotel or temporary place to live, find food and nutrition programs, apply for change of address, and learn more about SBA loans for homeowners, renters, and businesses.
FEMA – What to do if your business is damaged
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loans
Hurricane Harvey SBA Declaration Info
National Small Business Association Disaster Relief
IRS Tax Relief for Victims of Hurricane Harvey
Report Utility Outages:
Non-Emergency Outages in City of Houston for Water, Sewer and Gas
Center Point Energy