How to apply to FEMA for help

Anyone who has been impacted by the catastrophic flooding across Southeast Texas should apply for assistance as soon as possible, Congressman Brian Babin says, adding that his office has been in constant contact with our federal, state and local partners to ensure the needs of District 36 constituents are met.

With all nine counties in the 36th District of Texas being declared federal disaster areas, folks should apply for assistance online at

“In addition, you can file a claim by downloading the FEMA app on your phone at  You may also file a claim by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). Please know that a phone claim may take longer as FEMA’s phone lines are overwhelmed,” Dr. Babin explains.

“FEMA is working with state and county officials to establish FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers across the 36th District of Texas. When these are established, we will get the word out through social media and our website.

“We have also put together the following webpage with helpful information and resources on Harvey, including details on shelters, disaster assistance, emergency contacts and much more:

For assistance from his office, call any of the following numbers:

Deer Park: 832-780-0966
Orange: 409-883-8075
Woodville: 844-303-8934
Washington, DC: 202-225-1555

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