Tornado Response and Recovery Resources

If you have a resource for those impacted by the tornado or would like to include more information on the services you offer or update your organization’s posting on this page, don’t hesitate to submit your request here. Original list compiled by TDEM. Thank You!!

SBA Disaster Loans for January Tornadoes Are Now Available

from Ready Harris – March 17, 2023

Harris County residents impacted by the January 24, 2023, severe weather and tornadoes are eligible to apply for U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loans.

The SBA offers disaster assistance in the form of low-interest loans to businesses, nonprofit organizations, homeowners, and renters located in regions affected by declared disasters. SBA also provides eligible small businesses and nonprofit organizations with working capital to help overcome the economic injury of a declared disaster.

Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information, and download applications at Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email [email protected] for more information on SBA disaster assistance. For people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability, please dial 7-1-1 to access telecommunications relay services.

The deadline to apply for loans to repair property damage is Tuesday, May 16, 2023. 

Los préstamos por desastre de la SBA para los tornados de enero ya están disponibles

Los residentes del condado Harris afectados por el tiempo severo y los tornados del 24 de enero de 2023 son elegibles para solicitar préstamos por desastre de la Administración de Pequeñas Empresas (SBA por sus siglas en inglés) de EE. UU.

La SBA ofrece asistencia por desastre en forma de préstamos a bajo interés a empresas, organizaciones sin fines de lucro, propietarios de viviendas e inquilinos ubicados en regiones afectadas por desastres declarados. La SBA también proporciona a las pequeñas empresas y organizaciones sin fines de lucro elegibles capital de trabajo para ayudar a superar el daño económico de un desastre declarado.

Los solicitantes pueden presentar su solicitud en línea, recibir información adicional sobre asistencia por desastre y descargar solicitudes en Los solicitantes también pueden llamar al Centro de Servicio al Cliente de la SBA al (800) 659-2955 o enviar un correo electrónico a [email protected] para obtener más información sobre la asistencia por desastre de la SBA. Las personas sordas, con dificultades auditivas o del habla deben marcar el 7-1-1 para acceder a los servicios de retransmisión de telecomunicaciones.

La fecha límite para solicitar préstamos para reparar daños a la propiedad es el martes 16 de mayo del 2023.

SBA Disaster Loans – Additional Resources


Residents can contact 2-1-1 Texas, the state’s free 24-hour helpline. No matter where you live in Texas, you can dial 2-1-1 or 877-541-7905 or visit for community resources, including housing and utility assistance.

Los residentes pueden comunicarse con 2-1-1 Texas, la línea de ayuda gratuita del estado disponible las 24 horas. No importa dónde viva en Texas, puede marcar el 2-1-1 o el 877-541-7905 o visitar para obtener recursos de la comunidad, incluida la asistencia con la vivienda y los servicios públicos.

Texas Department of Emergency Management

For emergency preparedness and response information, visit

Small Business Administration

City of Deer Park

(281) 479-2394



Chamber of Commerce

City of Baytown




Chamber of Commerce

This Tornado Help Request Form can be completed by anyone in the Baytown area that has been impacted by the tornado.

Or, you can email [email protected] or call 281.424.5922 for help completing the form.

The web address for the form is

American Red Cross

If you need shelter or emergency food or water, contact them at 800-733-2767.

National Center for Disaster Fraud

Concern with someone claiming to represent FEMA: National Center for Disaster Fraud at (866) 720-5721 or [email protected]

Texas Department of Insurance

Texas Department of Insurance – for contact information for your insurance company or help with questions about how to file a claim. Call our Help Line from 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central time, Monday thru Friday: 800-252-3439.

Center Point Energy Electric

Center Point Gas

Baker Ripley
(sheltering and community support)

Salvation Army
(sheltering and community support)

Pasadena Health Center

The Bridge Over Troubled Water
(domestic violence support)

Clothed by Faith
(provide clothing to survivors)

Southeast Area Ministries
(emergency assistance)

Catholic Charities
713-526-4611 (emergency assistance)

United Way Houston

Disability Rights Texas

Visit Texas residents experiencing disability discrimination or having problems getting disability services can apply for our legal services. You can call the statewide intake phone line number at 1-800-252-9108 to get started with intake. The phone line is open Monday through Friday, from 9 AM to 4 PM Central Time.

Lone Star Legal Aid

For legal help after a disaster, call 1-800-733-8394 or apply online at