Other Disaster Issues

Legal Resources

  • Locate and Apply for Disaster Relief

    What is DisasterAssistance.gov? From the website: Provides disaster assistance information from the U.S. Government. Details over 60 different forms of assistance from 17 federal agencies. Reduces the number of forms to file and shortens the time to apply. Content Detail

  • National Flood Insurance Fact Sheet

    "The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) was established with the passage of the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968. The NFIP is a federal program enabling property owners in participating communities to purchase flood insurance as protection against flood losses, while requiring State and local governments to enforce floodplain management ordinances that reduce future flood damages. Over 20,300 communities participate in the NFIP." Content Detail

  • NOAA's Hurricane Preparedness Website

    "Throughout this Web site, information has been provided regarding actions that you can take based on specific hurricane hazards. The most important thing that you can do is to be informed and prepared. Disaster prevention includes both being prepared as well as reducing damages (mitigation)." Content Detail

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • Persons on Parole or Probation

    Read this if you need information about reporting requirements for people who were on probation or parole, or who were registered sex offenders prior to relocating to Texas. Read More

    Partnership for Legal Access
  • Replace Important Documents

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    Boat People SOS, Inc.
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    Vietnamese / Tiếng Việt
  • Preaparing Your Finances For Emergencies

    Hurricane Sandy reminded us that disasters – storms, fires, floods, earthquakes – can happen to anyone, and when they do you have little time to react. If you had to leave your home in an emergency, you would only have minutes to choose what stays and what goes, and your financial records may be one of the last things on your mind. So, collecting and organizing your financial information now could help you avoid problems and recover faster. Read More

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; Dan Rutherford
  • Replacing Lost Documents After a Disaster word

    Read this to find out how to replace important documents such as financial documents, government identification, and legal documents. Content Detail

    Lone Star Legal Aid
  • Replacing Lost Identification Cards

    Tips from the FDIC for replacing IDs, checks, check cards, and other financial documents. Content Detail

    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation