This week’s Threat Journal to focus Hurricane Harvey and the state and federal response. See your email for resources.
Once the storm winds moderate, the Red Cross and FEMA will be opening emergency shelters and disaster recovery locations across the region depending on needs. At that time, you can find the location of these temporary facilities and resources using the following links:
DHS / FEMA
FEMA Mobile App
FEMA has made available a free mobile app for Apple and Android devices with tools and tips to keep you safe before, during, and after disasters. The app is available for Apple devices via the iTunes store and Android devices via the Google Play Store.
Info via SMS
To search for open shelters: text SHELTER and a Zip Code to 43362 (4FEMA) .
To search for open Disaster Recovery Centers, text: DRC and a Zip Code to 43362 (4FEMA) .
Those impacted by Hurricane Harvey are advised to also monitor both the Red Cross and FEMA on various social media platforms for timely updates on recovery assistance.
There is a distinct possibility Hurricane Harvey will temporarily impact oil and gas production and refining capacity in Gulf Coast facilities. In turn, this impact could result in a temporary increase in fuel prices and even temporary shortages.
Readers are advised to monitor local news for updates and may wish to consider filling up if located anywhere near the region.
Start now to make sure you are staying prepared.