My office is always ready and willing to help in the aftermath of disaster; however, please note that we are not ourselves a relief agency. When a natural disaster occurs, my office works with federal, state and local government officials and tries to restore normalcy as fast as possible. My office can assist with answering questions, directing to resources and on-site assistance, and helping to navigate the FEMA process.

Areas Under Evacuation

Mandatory Evacuations

  • Inverness Forest Subdivision (streets north of Kingsbridge Road, including east and west Greenbrook Drive and Kenchester Drive)
  • Northwood Pines Subdivision

Voluntary Evacuations

Subdivisions in the Addicks Reservoir Watershed
BARKER ADDITION HEARTHSTONE PLACE
BARKER CROSSING JAMESTOWN COLONY
BARKERS BRANCH LAKE HARBOR
BARKERS CROSSING LAKES OF ELDRIDGE NORTH
BEAR CREEK CENTRAL LAKES OF PINE FOREST
BEAR CREEK ESTATES LAKES ON ELDRIDGE
BEAR CREEK FARMS LAKES ON ELDRIDGE NORTH
BEAR CREEK TRAILS LANDING AT PARK HARBOR
BEAR CREEK VILLAGE LANGHAM CREEK COLONY
BEAR CREEK WEST MAYDE CREEK FARMS
BRADFORD COLONY PARK HARBOR
CHARLESTOWN COLONY PARK HARBOR ESTATES
CLAY HILL PARK PARK HARBOR OAKS
CLAY HILLS PLAZA PARK PLACE CENTER
CLAY MEADOWS PINE FOREST GREEN 
CONCORD BRIDGE PINE FOREST LANDING
CONCORD BRIDGE  NORTH PINE FOREST VILLAGE
CONCORD COLONY RANCH AT BARKER CYPRESS
CYPRESS PARKE SAVANNAH ESTATES
ELDRIDGE PARK TIMBER CREEK PLACE
ESTATES AT CULLEN PARK TWIN LAKES
FESTE PARK AT BEAR CREEK VILLAGE VILLAGES AT LAKEPOINT
FORRESTA VILLAGE WESTLAKE
GEORGETOWN COLONY WESTLAKE FOREST
GLENCAIRN WESTLAKE PLACE
GLENCAIRN PARK YORKTOWN CROSSING
GLENCAIRN SOUTH

Subdivisions in the Barker Reservoir Watershed
ARCADIA KINGSLAND ACRES
ARCADIA COURT KINGSLAND ESTATES
CINCO RANCH EQUESTRIAN VILLAGE KRYSTAL LAKE ESTATES
ESTATES OF BAKER LANE LAKEFOREST OF KELLIWOOD
FLAGSTONE ESTATES LAKES OF BUCKINGHAM
GREEN TRAILS LAKES OF BUCKINGHAM    KELLIWOOD
GREEN TRAILS CROSSING MEMORIAL PARKWAY
GREEN TRAILS FOREST MEMORIAL PARKWAY VILLAGE
GREEN TRAILS OAKS NOTTINGHAM COUNTRY
GREEN TRAILS PARK OAK PARK TRAILS
GREEN TRAILS VILLAGE PARKLAKE VILLAGE
HEATHERWOOD PARK PARKVIEW AT BARKER CYPRESS
HIGHLAND TRAILS RICEFIELD VILLAGE
KELLIWOOD STONELODGE
KELLIWOOD ENCLAVE UNIVERSITY PARK WEST
KELLIWOOD GARDENS WEST SIDE FOREST
KELLIWOOD IN NOTTINGHAM COUNTRY WESTGREEN PARK
KELLIWOOD LAKES WILLOW PARK GREENS
KELLIWOOD PLACE WINDSOR PARK ESTATES
KELLIWOOD TRAILS WINDSOR PARK LAKES

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Emergency Phone Numbers

Emergency Phone Numbers

  • Only call 911 if you have an immediate need for medical attention or evacuation assistance.
    • If you can't get through to 911 on first try, keep calling.
  • Another option is to place a call to one of five numbers for the Houston Command Center of the United States Coast Guard. The numbers are:
    • 281-464-4851
    • 281-464-4852
    • 281-464-4853
    • 281-464-4854
    • 282-464-4855
    • 202-372-2100
  • When you call please provide:
    • Name
    • Number of people trapped
    • Number of pets
    • Address
    • Phone number
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I need to Evacuate, Who Do I call?

URGENT: If you need assistance evacuating, contact the following numbers. Keep calling until you get through.

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) has also stated that if you are in need of immediate rescue you can call them at the following numbers:

281-464-4851
281-464-4852
281-464-4853
281-464-4854
281-464-4855
Boat rescue - 713-881-3100

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Evacuation of Inverness Forest Subdivison

This decision was made solely by the Army Corps of Engineers. The release of water from Addicks and Barker Dams will certainly have an impact on Texas 02. The release of this water will supposedly prevent flooding downstream, aiding in flood relief for portions of TX 02. However, it probably will cause flooding in other parts of the district, such as Bear Creek.

Evacuation Notice ReadyHarris.org:

This is a voluntary evacuation for all residents in the following areas of Inverness Forest Subdivsion. All streets north of Kingsbridge Road, including east and west Greenbrook Drive and Kenchester Drive. Water levels on Cypress Creek near I-45 will possibly top the levee by tomorrow morning. Residents in this area are encouraged to seek higher ground. For more information, please contact the Harris County Flood District at 713-684-4000.

IN THE EVENT OF A LEVEE BREACH OR FAILURE, THERE IS POTENTIAL FOR SEVERE STREET AND HOME FLOODING. 

Residents should evacuate all family members and pets. In addition, they should take all medications and important papers, such as insurance policies. 

Maps of the flood plains can be found here: https://t.co/OasrWpUTs2

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My Home has Been Flooded, Where can I go?

Below is a list of open shelters for the Harris County area: 

Per the request of the City of Houston Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management, the Houston Independent School District has closed all of its Refuge of Last Resort locations due to accessibility and safety concerns. The Army National Guard is picking up the last of the evacuees from Westside High School and Revere Middle School. HISD police have locked down the remaining schools that were originally activated and per orders of the City of Houston Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management, anyone who was planning to make their way to one of our schools, should go to one of the listed multi-service centers or directly to the George R. Brown Convention Center (1001 Avenida De Las Americas). The multi-service centers have been activated by the City of Houston Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management.

List of Shelters Currently Open (As of August 27 - 4 p.m.) 

  • Open American Legion Hall 14890 FM 2100 Rd. Crosby 77532
  • Open Crosby Middle School 14703 FM 2100 Crosby 77532
  • Open Dobie High School 10220 Blackhawk Blvd Houston 77089
  • Open First Baptist Church Highlands 210 N. Magnolia Highlands 77562
  • Open First Baptist Church Tomball 401 Oxford St. Tomball 77375
  • Open Golden Acres Bapist Church 2812 Pansy St. Pasadena 77503
  • Open MO Campbell Ed. Center 1865 Aldine Bender Houston 77032
  • Open North Shore High School 13501 Holly Park Dr. Houston 77015
  • Open Pasadena High School 206 South Shaver Pasadena 77506
  • Open South Houston Intermediate 900 College Houston 77587
  • Open Hawa Foundation 5880 Ranchester Drive Houston 77036

The following non-profit partners have offered to assist in staging survivors until they can moved to a shelter:

Fallbrook Church
12512 Walters
Houston, Texas 77014

Lyndale United Church
503 Reeid
Houston, Texas 77002

MD Anderson YMCA
705 Cavalcade
Houston, Texas 77009

Trotter Family YMCA
1331 Augusta Drive
Houston, Texas 77057

Community of Faith Church
1024 Pinemont Drive
Houston, Texas 77091

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Where Can I Report Flooding in My Home?

If you have experienced flooding inside your home from hurricane Harvey please report it to both www.readyharris.org and www.disasterassistance.gov. You also need to contact your local insurance agent. 

  1. Photograph your property in order to assist in filing an insurance claim. (If safe to do so)
  2. Do what you can to prevent further damage to your property. Move furniture to higher ground, collect all important documents. 
  3. If water has entered your home, move to higher ground. 

State and local officials are asking those in the impacted area to please remember:

-Stay calm, do not panic.
-Do not go into your attic – rescuers from the air cannot see you.
-Safely seek higher ground if able to do so; get to a safe place.
-Safely mark your roof to be seen by the air. To get rescuers’ attention, wave sheets, towels etc.

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What Schools are closed?

The best place to find a current and updated list of school closures can be out on local news outlets. 

KHOU's comprehensive list can be found here: http://www.khou.com/news/local/harvey-houston-school-closures/466964073

KPRC's comprehensive list can be found here: https://www.click2houston.com/weather/tracking-harvey-school-delays-closures

ABC 13 comprehensive list can be found here: http://abc13.com/community/schoolclosings/

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What is FEMA Doing to Help Houston?

Federal, state, and local search and rescue teams are operating 24/7 to reach those stranded in flooded areas. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has more than 400 Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) personnel working to save lives in south Texas. Another 500-plus personnel are in the state and are expected to be performing rescues this evening. National US&R teams, located across the United States, are trained and equipped to handle structural collapses and swift water rescues.

State and local officials are asking those in the impacted area to please remember:

-Stay calm, do not panic.
-Do not go into your attic – rescuers from the air cannot see you.
-Safely seek higher ground if able to do so; get to a safe place.
-Safely mark your roof to be seen by the air. To get rescuers’ attention, wave sheets, towels etc.

If you feel your life is in danger, call 911. First responders are not responding to requests for assistance received through social media, so if you cannot get through to 911 at first, keep calling.

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) has also stated that if you are in need of immediate rescue you can call them at the following numbers:

281-464-4851
281-464-4852
281-464-4853
281-464-4854
281-464-4855

The Coast Guard has over 420 personnel conducting operations in south Texas, with 16 helicopters in the air and 8 more inbound. As of 3 p.m. EDT today, the Coast Guard has confirmed rescues of more than 2,000 multi-person cases in the Houston-Galveston area.

The Coast Guard also has an additional nine teams onsite doing shallow water rescues. More information on USCG rescue operations is available on their website at: http://www.news.uscg.mil/Texas/.

For more information about Hurricane Harvey, go to: www.fema.gov/hurricane-harvey.

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Non-Emergency Numbers

Additional non-emergency number for police in Kingwood area: 832-395-1820 

Call 311 for non-emergency issues. 

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How do I Apply for Assistance?

Residents living in the following counties are eligible to receive federal funds to help recover from Harvey: Aransas, Brazoria, Calhoun, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Jackson, Liberty, Matagorda, Victoria, Wharton, Bee, Goliad, Kleberg, Nueces, San Patricio, and Refugio counties. Residents can apply for assistance by registering online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov.

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