Hurricane Harvey

All city offices are open for business and city parks are now open.  The U.S. Highway 59 turnaround at the Brazos River is closed in both directions. All other roads, highways and bridges are open. Relief and support information is available here.

Debris Collection

Sept. 21 Update
The debris contractor will begin the second and final round of storm debris collections on Monday, Sept. 25.  The delay in collection is to allow residents enough time to place any remaining storm debris at the curb over the weekend.  

Visit www.sugarlandtx.gov/solidwaste for more information.

Report Flooding

Residents and businesses can report whether or not they experienced any water in their homes or businesses. Visit www.sugarlandtx.gov/HarveyReport

Solid Waste Update for Sugar Land Businesses

Due to the excess amount of solid waste generated over the past week, and the delays in solid waste service during Hurricane Harvey, Republic Services is completing extra trips to keep up with the heightened demand.  Regular service has resumed, however if your business needs additional service, please contact 713-726-7307.  Unfortunately, because of the high demand, Republic Services cannot wait for a business to refill a container after a full container has been loaded into the truck.  If service is still needed after the container has been cleared, businesses are encouraged to call Republic Services.

Relief and Support Resources

Red Cross Financial Assistance Program

Severely impacted households that need immediate assistance can apply at redcross.org/HHIA. You can apply on your cell phone, computer or tablet with a valid email address. Registration will remain open through October 10.

More Information


Disaster Recovery Centers

Disaster recovery centers offer in-person support to individuals and businesses in 39 counties included in the Texas federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent floods.

Fort Bend County Sienna Annex5855 Sienna Spring Way,Missouri City, Texas 77459Monday –Sunday7 A.M.-7 P.M.
Simonton Community Church9703 FM 1489 (Simonton Rd.),Simonton TX  77476Monday –Saturday7 A.M.-7 P.M.
Katy Mills Mall5000 Katy Mills Cir,Katy, TX 77494Monday-Sunday7 A.M.-7 P.M.

More information can be found at http://fbcoem.org/fort-bend-county-residents-can-choose-between-three-disaster-recovery-centers/

Fort Bend Recovers

Fort Bend Recovers is a collaborative network established and maintained on behalf of the individuals, families, businesses, and communities in Fort Bend County to facilitate and implement a coordinated response to disaster recovery needs.

  • Fort Bend Recovers - Listing of local help resources, donation and volunteer opportunities.

Food, Health, Aid for Families with Infants, Disaster Unemployment Assistance, Legal Assistance, Pet Rescue and Care

Health Assistance

Disabilities

  • Disaster Strategies Disability Hotline:
    800.626.4959
  • PortLight

Infant Needs

Legal Assistance

Disaster Unemployment Assistance

Available to those whose jobs have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Information is available by:

Structural Flooding, FEMA Assistance, and Claims

Home Flooding

Insurance/FEMA

  • FEMA Applications: 800-621-FEMA (3362)
  • Disaster Assistance
  • National Flood Insurance Program: 800-621-3362
  • What to know and the process you can expect when a FEMA inspector contacts you. Learn more >>
  • The Texas Department of Insurance has advice on what to do if your home or auto was damaged by Harvey, the insurance claims process and contractor fraud prevention and have extended their call center hours to 8 p.m. — 1-800-252-3439 or click here.


Cleanup Resources and Tips

  • Begin Flood Cleanup as Soon as Possible
  • Tips to Prevent Post-Flooding Mold at Home: Clean It, Dry It or Discard It
  • For property cleanup assistance such as mucking and gutting, Crisis Cleanup is available to help coordinate your needs with volunteer relief organizations ready to assist you. To register, please call 1-844-965-1386 or visit https://www.crisiscleanup.org/
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offer this advice for dealing with mold after flooding.
  • Texas Muck Map connects volunteers willing to help with clean up efforts with homeowners in need of help. Click here
  • Beware of fraudulent repair service providers. Click here for Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's tips on how to avoid being scammed in Harvey's aftermath.

Proof of Loss Waiver Announced

FEMA Announces Proof of Loss Waiver for Hurricane Harvey Victims. Learn more >>

Tax Relief (IRS)

IRS Gives Tax Relief to Victims of Hurricane Harvey; Parts of Texas Now Eligible; Extension Filers Have Until Jan. 31 to File. Learn more >>


Volunteering and Donations

Fort Bend Forward

Fort Bend Forward, a 501(c)3 charitable organization under the direction of the Executive Committee of the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce, established the Fort Bend Forward Harvey Recovery Fund.

The mission of the Fort Bend Harvey Recovery Fund is to raise financial resources to disburse to nonprofit organizations serving flood victims in our local community. Funds will be disbursed based on input from the Fort Bend Recovers network of nonprofit organizations and diverse community leaders with no overhead or administrative fees. 100% of all donations received will have a direct impact on the community and donors may request that their individual contribution be directed to a specific city within Fort Bend County, if desired.

If you would like to contribute to the Fort Bend Forward Harvey Recovery Found, donations can be made online or checks can be made payable to Fort Bend Forward (note Harvey Recovery) and delivered or mailed to:

Fort Bend Forward Harvey Recovery
Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce
445 Commerce Green Boulevard
Sugar Land, Texas 77478

Resources for Businesses

Has your business been impacted? Here’s where you can turn.