#HurricaneHarvey: Local Disaster Assistance

Bastrop County has been hit hard by by #HurricaneHarvey. Your friends and neighbors may have had to evacuate, may have been flooded out of their homes for the first time or yet again, may have lost their possessions. While we are blessed to know that no local residents have lost their lives, we know there is a great deal of work to do to clean up and to rebuild.

Important links as recovery begins:

  1. Bastrop County has been included in Governor Abbott’s Disaster Declaration.  This means Bastrop County has been approved for FEMA applications for individual assistance. Visit DisasterAssistance.gov or, in Spanish DisasterAssistance.gov/es to apply for assistance.
  2. Local Donations
    1. Bastrop Long Term Recovery Team.
      If you donate online, please enter “Bastrop County Republican Party” in the “If you have a special purpose for your donation, please let us know” field. Please also have an acknowledgement sent to BastropRepublicans@gmail.com so we know about donations made in our name.
    2. Bastrop or Smithville Chamber of Commerce
      Accepting donations of gift cards (Mastercard, Visa, etc) or cash donations (online).
    3. Mission U-Too.
      These folks are already onsite serving meals to volunteers in Smithville. They are always there for our residents during disasters.
  3. Volunteers
    1. Smithville: (Individuals) Contact April Daniels at the Smithville Chamber of Commerce
    2. Bastrop County: (Groups) Contact the Bastrop County Long Term Recovery Team or fill out the online volunteer form.
  4. Homeowner and Renters Guide to Mold Cleanup After Disasters (CDC)
  5. Guía del Propietario y Arrendatario Para la Limpieza de Moho Después de Desastres (CDC)
  6. A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture and Your Home (EPA)
  7. Bastrop County OEM on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BastropCountyOEM/