​Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas has created a list of disaster-related information and resources. If you need additional assistance with a disaster-related issue or legal representation, call

Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas's Disaster Intake Line at 1-855-548-8457.

 

Appealing a FEMA Decision

If you have received a letter from FEMA about your disaster claim and you disagree with the decision, you have the right to file an appeal.


Disaster Assistance

This site allows you to apply for disaster assistance online, find local resources for help, and check the status of your FEMA claim.


Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) Locator

Disaster Recovery Centers provide vital information about disaster assistance programs and to help you apply for federal disaster assistance. You can locate a DRC center near you by entering your address or state at this site.


Disaster-Related Fraud and Scams

After disasters, some try to take advantage of others and even pose as FEMA workers to get money from those who may be eligible for disaster-relief funds. This site helps you identify potential fraud, provides contact information that may help you protect yourself, and offers tips to avoid fraud.


Disaster Unemployment Assistance

When you lose your job or are no longer self-employed because of a disaster, you may be eligible for disaster unemployment assistance. At this site, you can see if you qualify for assistance and apply for help if you are eligible.


Emergency Shelters

This link will help you find a local shelter if you decide to leave your home or if you are ordered to leave the area.

National Flood Insurance Program

Is flood insurance right for you? This website will take you through the steps to see if it's a good idea to insure your home against flood damage based on where you live.


Plan Ahead for Disasters

This site contains important information about protecting yourself and your family before, during, and after a disaster.


Renter's Rights and Disaster Relief

Know your rights as a tenant if your rental unit is damaged or destroyed in a disaster.


Replacing Lost Documents

Replacing lost or damaged documents after a disaster is important but can be difficult unless you know what to do. This site offers helpful information about replacing documents such as birth certificates, drivers' licenses, and marriage certificates.


Social Security and SSI After a Disaster

This site offers answers to the many questions people have about Social Security and SSI benefits and payments after a disaster.


State of Texas Emergency Assistance Registry (STEAR)

This site provides information about a registry program for those who may need additional assistance in the event of an emergency, such as seniors or people with disabilities. Although registering provides local emergency responders with additional informatin on the needs of those in their community, it does not guarantee that specific services will be provided.


United Policyholders

This site is operated by a nonprofit that offers information about insurance in all 50 states.

   


​Below are links to additional disaster resources that may be helpful:


National Disaster Legal Aid Resources Center - https://www.disasterlegalaid.org/

Texas Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters - https://txvoad.communityos.org/cms/resources

Dallas Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters - http://www.dallasvoad.org

Collin County Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters - https://www.collincountytx.gov/emergency_management/voad/pages/default.aspx

Big Country Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters - http://wctvolcorps.communityos.org/cms