After a tornado, flood or other type of disaster, you might need a variety of resources. The items below include federal, state and local information.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering low-interest federal disaster loans to Texas businesses and residents affected by the storms that occurred Oct. 20-21. Beginning Monday, Nov. 18, SBA representatives will be available at the Dallas County Disaster Loan Outreach Center, located at the Bachman Lake Branch Library, 9480 Webb Chapel Road, Dallas, TX 75220. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. The deadline to apply for property damage is Jan. 13, 2020. The deadline to apply for economic injury is Aug. 14, 2020. For more details, read the full announcement from the SBA (pdf).
For information about screening contractors or what types of permits might be required for a repair or rebuild project, contact the Department of Development Office for Ellis County or your City.
The Texas Department of Insurance provides important tips on how to avoid scams and how to navigate the insurance claims process.
The Dallas Builders Association has several tips and resources for those in need of remodeling or rebuilding services.
Many area nonprofits provide services and resources which support disaster recovery. Visit the Waxahachie HelpFinder Website.
For general resources call 2-1-1
World Vision North Texas
Jewish Family Service of Greater Dallas
American Red Cross
Adventist Community Services
United Methodist Church- North Texas Conference
972-526-5000 or 800-815-6690
Catholic Charities of Dallas, Inc.
Victim Relief Ministries
Tree/Limb Removal Assistance
Texas Baptist Men
St. Vincent De Paul
The Salvation Army
North Texas Food Bank
General Resource Referral
Senior Adult Services