The following article was originally published in Greater Houston Partnership's The Houston Report.
Texas and the Houston region are working to recover from last week’s severe winter storm that left millions without power and water for several days. It’s unclear at this time how costly the storm will be in terms of damages and lost business, but a number of resources are emerging for companies and individuals in need of assistance.
To donate to the Houston Harris County Winter Storm Relief Fund, visit GreaterHoustonRecovery.org.
City of Houston-HoustonRecovers.org: Winter Storm Resources
Includes details on water/food distribution sites and more.
Harris County: Winter Storm Recovery Resources
Includes information on volunteering, reporting damage, clean-up guides, reporting price gouging and more.
Information on applying for financial assistance from FEMA and additional “Help After a Disaster” resources.
A list of food and water distribution sites.
Small Business Administration: Texas Winter Storm Assistance
Includes information for businesses on applying for low-interest federal disaster loans. The U.S. disaster declaration covers 77 Texas counties.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce: Business Recovery Guide
Includes information for businesses on insurance, restoration of operations and much more.