While Hurricane Harvey has moved beyond Houston, the impacts of the storm will be felt for a long time. I know for many of you, it has been the longest and most trying week of your life. I am heartbroken for everyone that has suffered from the disastrous flooding caused by this powerful storm.
As many of you return home to clean-up from the devastation, I wanted to share resources that are available to you should you need them. My office has created a flood resource guide that can help you navigate the federal disaster assistance aid that you may be eligible for here.
My district office building experienced extensive flood damage that prevents my Houston staff from returning, but my DC staff is ready and able to assist those with questions and concerns following the flood. Please reach out to them at 202-225-2571. Also, my district office staff will be hosting mobile flood assistance hours for constituents that need help in filing FEMA disaster assistance forms. The locations and hours will be announced shortly.
Yesterday, the House passed an emergency supplemental appropriations funding bill to serve as a down payment to begin the rebuilding process along the Gulf Coast. This legislation included $7.85 billion in funding that will go towards continuing life-saving rescues, beginning home repair and providing money for the FEMA loans that will go toward rebuilding businesses and homes.
My highest priority as your representative is to help my constituents who have suffered flood damage work their way through the process for federal disaster assistance, and ensure that Texas gets the emergency funding it needs to rebuild.
If you are a constituent of Texas’ 7th Congress District, please review the flood victim resource guide to explore options to help you mitigate property damage. If you need assistance with a FEMA claim, contact my office by calling 202-225-2571.