Hurricane Beryl

Hurricane Beryl made landfall on the Gulf Coast of Texas on July 8, 2024 as a Category 1 hurricane knocking out power to more than 2.5 million homes.

Restoring power to millions of Texans by storm Beryl could take days or even weeks, posing a dangerous scenario for residents without air conditioning as triple-digit heat index temperatures hit the state.

Click the button below to get help and emergency resources during the aftermath and recovery of the historic storm.

Hurricane Beryl Resources

Below are more ways to get help:

FEMA offers assistance to victims of Beryl

The Federal Emergency Management Agency pre-positioned emergency personnel in Texas ahead of the support, according to a release from the agency. Prior to the hurricane’s landfall, FEMA staged commodities and critical supplies, including 500,000 meals and 800,000 liters of water available at the state’s request.

The agency also has 60 generators to provide power to critical infrastructure and two mobile emergency response support vehicles to assist as needed.

How to find shelter after the storm

To find shelters, text SHELTER followed by your ZIP code to 43362 for assistance from FEMA. This may direct you to local officials or online resources. Additionally, these locations confirmed their assistance as a shelter or other resources:

  • Gallery Furniture at 6006 North Interstate 45 is open as a shelter. Please note that no pets are allowed.
  • The Conroe Salvation Army Center of Hope, located at 304 Avenue E in Conroe, will remain open 24 hours until 7 a.m. Wednesday. Meals will be served at the back door, with lunch available from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. and dinner from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Support from non-profits

The Salvation Army has mobilized an Emergency Disaster Services team focused on providing feeding, emotional and spiritual care and has 35,000 meals ready for storm survivors. 

In addition, the American Red Cross has deployed hundreds of trained disaster workers and truckloads of relief supplies, along with numerous emergency response vehicles, to impacted areas. 

Team Rubicon’s domestic teams also have more than 16,000 local volunteers standing by. 

Agencies and organizations seeking help

The Houston Food Bank is accepting monetary donations for disaster relief to provide food, water, and essential supplies. Any remaining funds after meeting immediate needs will support ongoing efforts to alleviate hunger across southeast Texas.

The American Red Cross Texas Gulf Coast is seeking volunteers to assist with Beryl aid operations. For more information or to sign up, visit the Red Cross volunteer page.

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