San Bernardino County offers options for helping those affected by Hurricane Harvey

By on September 6, 2017

San Bernardino County has compiled a list of options for residents and businesses that want to help people affected by Hurricane Harvey. Hurricane Harvey is said to have dumped some 50 inches of rain in its march across south and southeastern Texas from Aug. 25 to approximately Sept. 3. These numbers and dates were the Weather Channel’s estimates though the numbers are subject to final confirmation. The average yearly rainfall at Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport is 49.76.

Hurricane Harvey packed estimated maximum sustained winds of 130 mph, a Category 4 hurricane, at landfall near Rockport, Texas, on Aug. 25. The last time a Category 4 hurricane made landfall in the Texas Coastal Bend was Hurricane Carla in September 1961. Carla produced catastrophic damage from storm surge and high winds in Port O’Connor and Palacios, Texas, among other locations.

For corporations and businesses that want to donate supplies for Hurricane Harvey aid and relief, email the following information to Norma.Meadows@houstontx.gov or Carlecia.Wright@houstontx.gov:

  • Name of Organization
  • Name of Contact Person
  • Email Point of Contact
  • Equipment/Supplies/Service(s) to be provided

The City of Houston’s Emergency Operations Center is asking individuals who wish to volunteer to call Houston’s 2-1-1 line at (713) 685-2300. Groups of volunteers are asked to register at www.volunteerhouston.org. Volunteers for the medical field are encouraged to register at https://texasdisastervolunteerregistry.org/.

Individuals wanting to make donations for those affected by Hurricane Harvey are also being accepted by both: