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June 5, 2015

Two FEMA Mobile Registration Intake Centers Open in Houston
for Flood Survivors
Greater Houston 2015 Flood Relief Fund is Now Open

Two Mobile Registration Intake Centers (MRIC) have opened in Houston, Texas, to serve homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of the ongoing severe storms and flooding.

Specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are there to answer questions and provide information on the types of assistance available to survivors.

Locations and dates of operation:

Meyerland Community Improvement Association
4999 West Belfort
Houston, TX 77035
8 a.m. to 8 p.m. 7 days per week until further notice

Spring Woods Middle School
Intersection of Hammerly Boulevard and Pine Village Drive
9810 Neuens Rd
Houston, TX 77080
8 a.m. to 8 p.m. 7 days per week until further notice

People who had storm damage in Harris, Hays, and Van Zandt counties can register for FEMA assistance online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or via smartphone or web-enabled device at m.fema.gov. Applicants may also call 800-621-3362 or (TTY) 800-462-7585 from 6 a.m. to      9 p.m. daily.

Multilingual operators are available.

Assistance for eligible survivors can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, and for other serious disaster-related needs, such as medical and dental expenses or funeral and burial costs. Low-interest disaster loans from SBA also may be available to cover losses not fully compensated by insurance or other recoveries and do not duplicate benefits of other agencies or organizations.

Eligible survivors should register with FEMA even if they have insurance. FEMA cannot duplicate insurance payments, but under-insured applicants may receive help after their insurance claims have been settled.

Relief Fund Seeks Donations

After receiving an overwhelming number of inquiries from citizens and companies who want to help, Mayor Annise Parker is establishing The Greater Houston 2015 Flood Relief Fund, which will accept flood relief donations.  BP America, Inc. Chairman and President, John Minge, will serve as chair of the advisory board which will coordinate fundraising and administration of the fund.

The fund will focus on aiding flood victims in Harris, Fort Bend and Montgomery Counties who need shelter, housing, food, supplies, healthcare, transportation and child care.

The Greater Houston Community Foundation, a 501 (c)(3)nonprofit public charity, will administer the fund at no cost, so 100% of all donations will go toward helping flood victims. However, online credit card donations will be assessed a small fee, typically 3%, by the credit card companies. Donors have the option of increasing their credit card donations to cover this fee.

Click the link to donate:
http://www.ghcf.org/GreaterHouston2015FloodReliefFund/

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