DO YOU NEED ASSISTANCE RECOVERYING FROM HURRICANE HARVEY?

HURRICANE HARVEY REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE

DO YOU NEED HELP??? NGAT has a limited amount of funds to help currently serving members of the Texas Military Forces that had their homes damaged during Hurricane Harvey. To apply for assistance please download the application and provide requested supporting documents and email everything to tngf@ngat.org.

 

Hurricane Harvey made landfall early Aug. 25 as a Category 4 storm near Rockport, Texas, bringing fierce winds and heavy rain. Although later downgraded, the storm has caused catastrophic flooding in Texas. The entire Texas National Guard as been mobilized to assist with the recovery efforts along with active duty soldier and Guardsmen from several states are assisting federal and local agencies, with support from additional Defense Department personnel and assets and the Coast Guard. The funds raised will provide relief to Soldiers and Airmen who are members of the Texas National Guard and have been affected by the catastrophic flooding.

 

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Texas Military Department Response to Hurricane Harvey By The Numbers

18,137 - People Evacuated
349 - Air Hoist Rescues
16,012 - Ground Rescues
26,040 - People Sheltered
1,214 - Animals Evacuated
764,000 - Pounds of Cargo


Equipment Used for Rescue and Support Operations

859 - Humvees..................................30 - UH-60 Blackhawks

573 - High ProfileVehicles..............................14 - UH-72 Lakotas

109 - Boats............................................................................19 - CH-47 Chinooks

5 - Communication Packages..........................................................39 - C-130 Hercules

More Help is Coming

  • Abbott activated 12,000 National Guard members in the wake of Harvey and currently, there are around 14,000 members on the ground. The state is now requesting an additional 10,000 National Guard members from other states, bringing the total to 24,000 in Texas.
  • 200 boats and 200 vehicles from the Department of Defense are being made available and will be assigned where needed

Rescues and Evacuees

  • As of Wednesday (Aug 30) morning, crews have made more than 8,500 rescues and more than 26,000 have been evacuated.
  • There are more than 32,000 people in shelters across the state. Texas has approximately 30,000 beds that are available for sheltering as needed.
  • Buses are available to transport evacuees from Southeast Texas and take them to locations throughout the state. Many people will be taken to the Dallas region, but not necessarily everyone.

Disaster Declarations

  • 33 countiesĀ are now part of the federal disaster declaration.
  • Newest counties added to Presidential Disaster Declaration for Individual Assistance and Public Assistance (Categories A and B including Direct Federal Assistance) include: Colorado, Fayette, Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson, Montgomery, Newton, Orange, Sabine, San Jacinto and Waller County
  • The following counties have been declared for Public Assistance (Category B) including Direct Federal Assistance, as they are sheltering jurisdictions: Dallas, Tarrant, Travis

 

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