First Aid: How To Treat a Minor Cut or Injury

The following information was retrieved from The Mayo Clinic website, and has been updated to be specifically applicable to Hurricane Harvey and flooding survivors. Wash your hands. Never touch an injury with unwashed. Use warm water and antibacterial soap. Hand sanitizer is alright if you have no clean water, however it is not ideal. Stop the... Continue Reading →

How To Demo & Clean A Flooded House

With so many homes inundated by flooding, there are not enough contractors locally to handle everything. Here are a few tips from a local contractor on how to clean out your flooded house and safely remove compromised materials. 1. GEAR UP & BE SAFE: Wear gloves, a face mask (an N95 Respirator with Valve is what... Continue Reading →

Hurricane Harvey Childcare Resources

With school postponed and many parents trying to clean out flooded houses or get back to work, the issue of childcare has arisen. What do we do with our kids while we're tearing our soaked carpet or bringing home the bacon? The amazing Sarah Gish has provided us with a list of businesses and organizations... Continue Reading →

Texas Workforce Commission Disaster Unemployment Assistance

If you lost your job because of Hurricane Harvey, you can apply for unemployment benefits online at https://apps.twc.state.tx.us/UBS/security/logon.do. Due to the impact to mail delivery, we encourage you to select direct deposit as your payment method. Common Mistake: Assuming that DUA is the same as help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). You must apply for FEMA assistance through FEMA,... Continue Reading →

FEMA Disaster Unemployment Information

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) program is available to local, state, tribal, and territorial governments in the aftermath of a presidential disaster declaration. The program provides unemployment benefits and reemployment services to individuals who have become unemployed as a result of a Presidential disaster declaration and are ineligible for regular... Continue Reading →

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