Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities

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◾American Legion Hall 14890 FM 2100 Rd. Crosby
◾Baytown Community Center 2407 Market St Baytown 77520
◾Church Project 295 Sawdust Rd Spring 77380
◾Copeland Elementary 24405 E. Lake Houston Pkwy" Huffman 77306
◾Crosby High School 333 W Summit Dr Crosby 77532
◾Dobie High School 10220 Blackhawk Blvd Houston 77089
◾First Baptist Church 210 N. Magnolia Highlands
◾First Baptist Church Huffman 25503 FM 2100 Huffman
◾First Baptist Church Tomball 401 Oxford St. Tomball
◾Friendswood High School 702 Greenbriar Dr Friendswood 77546
◾George R. Brown 1001 Avenida de Las America Houston
◾Golden Acres Bapist Church 2812 Pansey St. Pasadena 77503
◾Katy High School 6331 Highway Blvd Katy 77494
◾Key Middle School 4000 Kelly St. Houston 77026
◾Metropolitan Baptist Church 13000 Jones Rd Houston 77007
◾MO Campbell Ed. Center 1865 Aldine Bender Houston 77032
◾North Shore High School 13501 Holly Park Dr. Houston 77015
◾Old Matzke Elementary 13102 Jones Rd.
◾Pasadena High School 206 S Shaver Pasadena 77506
◾Patrick Henry Middle School 10702 East Hardy Rd Houston 77093
◾Paul Revere School 10502 Briar Forest Houston 77077
◾Sheldon Elementary 17203 Hall Shephard Rd Houston 77049
◾South Houston Intermediate 900 College
◾Trini Mendenhall 1414 Wirt Rd Houston 77055
◾Wallisville Courthouse 14350 Wallisville Rd Houston
◾Wheatley High School 4801 Providence St Houston 77020
◾Westside High School 14201 Briar Foreat Houston 77077
◾First Baptist Church 4422 Lauder Rd
◾Channelview Highschool
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Mandatory evacuation:Dickinson by 2pm. Dickinson emergency management:281-337-4700 x311
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Baytown is beginning to feel the brunt. Shelters that are opened.
Celebration of Life Church
Cedar Bayou Baptist on Alexander
Memorial Baptist
Mercygate on Eagle Drive.
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8/29

I am praying those with disabilities and other needs are safe or got to safety this evening after this historic flood.

I cant tell you how many frantic calls I received of those who were left in homes that were flooding & they were electricity dependent or wheelchair bound.

Although the Mayor said he didn't want 6.5 million on the road, I have been educating the disabled since 2007 the following

YOU know your disability better than anyone else.
YOU know what you need to stay safe & what you need to try and have somewhat of an independent lifestyle in an emergency.
YOU know what you need before a Mayor, A Judge, Your neighbor, a weather man.
YOU should plan ahead to GET OUT.
Its YOUR responsibility


I hope this message which I have been preaching for a very long time will ring a bell for you.
There will be a next time.

I pray you safe.
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NRG STADIUM is now open as a shelter to relieve GRB
Currently GRB has close to 10,000 displaced people
NRG is expecting another 10,000.
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This is a DONATION point, not distribution as of yet. If you can help please do or share this.....

DONATIONS NEEDED ASAP. PLEASE HELP!

On Wednesday, August 30, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. we will be welcoming donations for specific items to support our disability community who have been affected by the recent floods. Items can be delivered to West Gray Multipurpose Center located at 1475 West Gray Street, Houston, TX 77019.

Please limit donations to these specific items. All other supplies will need to be turned away.

- wheelchairs
- wheelchair cushions
- walkers
- canes
- catheters
- diapers (children and adult)
- gloves
- bed liners

This effort is in collaboration with The City of Houston and other local nonprofits including Rehabilitation Services Volunteer Project (RSVP) and Ms. Wheelchair Texas.
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Crisis Hotline for those who need to speak to someone: 1.800.985.5990 or text #66746 for Spanish add Hablamos to text. 24 hours and it's Free
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Please Share if you know anyone in Galveston County
This is not for 911 calls....
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There is much need from Rockport to Beaumont
All medical supplies - from wheelchairs to medical supplies have been pouring in from around the country

Here is some information if you are a parent with a child with disability and have been displaced to
another school district
I know this isn't weather but we are in this together

https://www.texans4spedreform.org/media ... d-guidance
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Applying for FEMA Disaster Assistance


This is an update to the earlier guidance on applying for FEMA assistance.

Registering online, at www.DisasterAssistance.gov, is the quickest way to register for FEMA assistance since the event will last several days and the full scope of damages may not be immediately evident.



If you are unable to access the internet, you can also call 1-800-621-3362.



Install the FEMA App, available for Apple, Android, and Blackberry mobile devices



When you register for disaster assistance either online or by phone, you will need the following to complete your application:


•Social Security number
•Address of the location where the damage occurred (pre-disaster address)
•Current mailing address
•Current telephone number
•Insurance information
•Total household annual income
•Routing and account number for your checking or savings account (this allows FEMA to directly transfer disaster assistance funds into your bank account).
•A description of your disaster-caused damage and losses



** If you are a person with a disability, there are two specific questions you must respond "yes" to in order to provide disability related details get FEMA assistance that will fit your needs. See the information below for the specific text of the questions.



Disaster Related Losses:




· Did you, your co-applicant, or any dependents have help or support doing things like walking, seeing, hearing, or taking care of yourself before the disaster and have you lost that help or support because of the disaster?



Disaster Related Expenses:

· Have you incurred uninsured or under-insured expenses as a direct result of the disaster; do you have MEDICAL expenses as a result of the disaster; do you have DENTAL expenses as a result of the disaster; do you have FUNERAL expenses as a result of the disaster



Be as descriptive as possible in your responses.






Disaster assistance applicants, who have a speech disability or hearing loss and use TTY, should call 1-800-462-7585 directly; for those who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 1-800-621-3362. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (local time) seven days a week until further notice.
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It has been a devastating summer for us - I know the disability community took quite a hit with Harvey.
Some of you are still displaced - and children with special needs have been forced to find new schools.
Some organizations have been wonderful and stepped up...we definitely know who to depend on...

I know there are issues still with housing...accessible housing is an issue.

Many people are working on these issues and we have learned so much....

I want to take the time to wish you a Blessed Holiday Season and lets pray no hurricanes this 2018.
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WELL here we go snow/sleet second time within a month

Warming centers are open around the city - 2 deaths reported already...homeless men on the street

http://www.khou.com/mobile/article/news ... /504269867
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IS the third time really a charm?
Please make sure you are aware of the upcoming wintry weather
If you use a space heater, please make sure you keep an eye on it
Here's some really good information for tomorrows weather
Stay warm and weather aware

LINK:
https://www.houstonemergency.org/wintry ... g-tuesday/
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The American Red Cross is extending warming center hours at Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church and opening an additional warming center at South Main Baptist Church.
Open warming centers:
Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church
2801 Conti Street Houston, TX 77020
Operating hours: Now – 8 a.m.
South Main Baptist Church
4100 South Main Street Houston, TX 77002
Warming center located in the Gym off Colquitt Operating hours: Noon – 8 a.m.
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Greetings and Salutations

Its been a while since I posted because yup still working Harvey and other projects...
I know no one wants to hear the following words: Hurricane Season 2018 is almost upon us
June 1st..

On April 28th you can buy your Emergency Supplies tax free
And I know we need to replenish our supplies..go over plans...make sure
you have a way to stay safe,,,
if Harvey didn't teach you then I dont know what it would take...

but here is the information for Tax Free Supply Day:
LINK:
https://comptroller.texas.gov/taxes/pub ... 8-1017.php
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Thank you for this information Texaspirate11!
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thank you Blue Jay!
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This Saturday May 19th from 10 to Noon
I will be here...hope to see you there
Lots of great info for the disability community.....

Galveston Hurricane Preparedness Fair
McGuire Dent Recreation Center
2222 28th Street
Galveston, TX 77550
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Dont forget

Saturday, June 2nd
Extreme Weather Expo
George R. Brown
Hall E
10-3

Come hear our pro mets
Get prepared
Come see me at my table:
Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities
Demo Area



FREE EVENT!!!!


I hope to see you there!
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