Responding to a Flood

Request Help from CrowdSource Rescue

CrowdSource Rescue is a Houston-based non-profit that uses next-generation technology to quickly connect both professional first-responders and vetted volunteers with response cases immediately before, during, and after a disaster.

Find Open Shelters

Red Cross

If an emergency has forced you to evacuate your home, the Red Cross may be able to help.

Call Crisis Cleanup for Assistance

Crisis Cleanup helps connect survivors who need help, with volunteer groups who can help. Crisis Cleanup only opens for large disasters. The yellow box at the top of their website will tell you which disasters they are currently coordinating, and the phone number to call. Crisis Cleanup is not for emergency services. The typical work done by volunteers is mucking and gutting, debris removal to the curb, tarping, chainsaw work, heavy item removal, etc.

Request Assistance If Your Home is Damaged

Register online or call 1-800-621-3362. Download the FEMA Mobile App to receive alerts from the National Weather Service, get safety and survival tips, customize your emergency checklist, and find your local shelter.

Muck & Gut Guide

The mucking and gutting process is one of the first steps in the rebuilding process after a storm. This phase of construction consists of removing damaged belongings from the home, removing damaged construction materials, and prepping the home for mold treatment. This process presents a set of health hazards, which protecting oneself against potential injuries or illnesses is extremely important.

Visit our Muck & Gut Guide Page

Home Damage Elevation & Code Compliance
Contractor Fraud

To protect against fraud and obtain quality service at a fair price, homeowners
must perform their due diligence when seeking and working with contractors.
If your house was damaged by a natural disaster and you seek a reputable
contractor to help with repairs and restoration, use these tips and checklists. *Available both in English and Spanish

Updated on September 16, 2021

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