Here’s who to call if you need help

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If you need to be rescued —

  • For a life-threatening emergency call 911 — but be prepared to wait
  • For a medical/functional emergency call 211
  • Call the Houston Police Department non-emergency helpline at 713-884-3131
  • Individuals needing rescue can call 281-238-3430
  • Groups who need to be picked up and taken to a shelter can call 713-426-9404
  • Coast Guard Harvey emergency response line: 202-372-2100. When you call, provide your name, number of people trapped, number of pets, address and telephone number.

If you are in a life-threatening situation, call 911 first, then your county emergency operation center —

  • Brazoria Co.: 979-864-1064
  • Montgomery Co.: 936-523-3900
  • Harris Co.: 713-881-3100
  • Galveston Co.: 281-309-5002

People in distress can call the following US Coast Guard numbers:

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

For those with special needs, FEMA says two toll-free numbers will be operational from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time seven days a week until further notice —

  • TTY users can call (800) 462-7585 directly
  • 711 or Video Relay Services can call (800) 621-3362 directly

For information about shelters —

  • Call 311 for a list of open shelters in your area
  • The United Way helpline at 211 has a list of open shelters

Other services —

  • Click here to list yourself as safe.
  • Red Cross disaster assistance: 877-500-8645
  • Center Point Energy: 713-207-2222
  • National Emergency Child Locator Center: 1-866-908-9570
  • To report a missing child, call the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-866-908-9570
  • FEMA registration: 1-800-621-3362
  • State Bar of Texas legal hotline: 1-800-504-7030
  • Fort Bend Office of Emergency Management & Sheriff’s Office: 281-342-6185
  • If your car was towed in Harris County during the flood locate it here: 713-308-8580
  • If you need to talk to a professional about emotional distress, call the Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746


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