In order for an area to recover from a storm like Hurricane Harvey, it takes more than just the government: it takes the whole community.
By working together, Texans can help keep their communities safe and strong.
The whole community includes:
- Individuals and families, including those with access and functional needs who can contribute to their own recovery in addition to that of their families and neighbors.
- Citizens who contribute by:
- Taking time to understand emergency needs of their communities before disaster occurs.
- Volunteering with established organizations.
- Taking direction and responding reasonably to alerts, warnings and other public emergency information.
- Voluntary organizations contribute by:
- Training and managing volunteer resources.
- Identifying shelter locations and supplies needed for recovery.
- Providing goods to those in need such as: cleaning supplies, clothing, food, shelter and post disaster clean-up.
- Identifying survivors with unmet needs and finding assistance to meet those needs.
- Businesses and Private Industry contribute by:
- Providing technical assistance to restore utilities and engineering services to rebuild stronger.
- Working with emergency management personnel to find out what resources may be needed and how they can help.
- Providing assistance (including volunteers) to support communities during a disaster and throughout the recovery process.