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Hurricane Harvey Relief & Information: Home

This guide is a collaborative resource made by HCC Libraries for people seeking relief in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. It also serves as a helpful guide for people who want to offer helpful information or are seeking volunteer opportunities.

Hurricane Harvey Resources

Hurricane Harvey Resources

Click below to find resources to get and offer help.



Hurricane Harvey Resources

About this Guide

This Resource Guide has been created to help those impacted by Hurricane Harvey, one of the largest storm events to hit the Houston area with unprecedented flooding. You will find information for those who are in need of help, for those who want to help those recovering from the storm, as well as information important to HCC students.

Storm Statistics

  • Approximately 27 trillion gallons of rain fell on Texas and Louisiana in 6 days.
  • Broke records for inches of rainfall during a single storm: 51 inches.
  • $75 billion in estimated losses
  • Estimated over 60 people are dead or feared dead
  • Nearly 37,000 people in evacuee shelters in Texas alone.
  • More than 16,800 people and 1500 pets have been rescued.
  • Approximately 507,000 people have registered for FEMA disaster assistance. 


*Compiled from information from:

FEMA's Hurricane Harvey Snapshot (released Sept. 3, 2017)

CNN "Harvey's Devastating Impact by the Numbers (updated Sept. 1, 2017)

Houston Chronicle "Storm Deaths: Death Toll from Harvey Exceeds 60" (updated Sept. 6, 2017)


Library Resources: Home Repair

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Harvey Fact vs. Fiction

During and after the storm, a lot of rumors and false information spread around. Here are some examples of such incidents during Hurricane Harvey and ways you can combat fake news.

For more information about combating fake news and evaluating information sources, check out the HCC Library guide on Evaluating Sources

Additional Tips


Be extremely cautious when completing applications to help, volunteer, or donate. You should not have to pay a company for these services. Always verify and check all links before providing personal information.


Be careful if you have to pay for any help or for any application fees. Most assistance organizations will not require this.

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Image Credits:

Banner: West, Z. (2017). Texas Army National Guard Hurricane Harvey Response [Online Image].

I need help: West, Z. (2017). Texas Army National Guard Hurricane Harvey Response [Online Image].

I want help: Kelly, B. (2017). Pearland Texas Hurricane Harvey [Online Image].

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