Winter Storm Uri Programs and Resources

Winter Storm Uri plunged much of Texas, including Harris County, into sub-freezing temperatures from Feb. 11-17, 2021, resulting in prolonged power outages, busted pipes and major repairs for many Harris County homeowners.

Across Texas, storm damages are estimated in the $10 billion to $20 billion range, prompting President Joe Biden to approve a major disaster declaration, which unlocks FEMA and other resources for Texas counties impacted by the storm.

FEMA Accepting Applications Deadline May 20, 2021
If you sustained damage during Winter Storm Uri, and you have insurance, contact your insurance company first, and then FEMA. Your insurance claim information is needed to determine eligibility for federal assistance. If you are uninsured or underinsured, the fastest way to apply for FEMA assistance is online at For questions, call 1-800-621-3362 or 1-800-462-7585 TTY.

You will need photos or video and receipts to document damages, repairs and temporary housing costs incurred from Winter Storm Uri. Financial assistance may include low cost loans and/or grants for temporary housing and home repairs.

Need Assistance with FEMA Application or Appeal?
Harris County has case managers available to help you complete and submit an application to FEMA. Additionally, if you applied to FEMA for assistance, and you believe that your application was unfairly denied, Harris County can help you file an appeal. Our case managers are ready to assist. Contact us at 832-927-4955 or via email at

Storm Debris Drop-off Locations

Harris County Precinct One

Miller Road Camp
15530 Miller Road 1
Houston, TX 77049
Hours: 8 AM – 1 PM
Every third Saturday of the month
Phone: 346-286-3180

Harris County Precinct Two

Pep Mueller Park
14750 Henry Road
Houston, TX 77060
Hours: 9 AM – 6 PM
7 days a week
Phone: 713-274-2222

Harris County Precinct Three

Bear Creek Pioneers Park
1 Abercrombie Drive
Houston, TX 77084
Hours: 9 AM – 6 PM
7 days a week
Phone: 281-463-6300

Harris County Precinct Four

13928 Humble Road
Tomball, TX 77375
Hours: 7 AM – 6:30 PM
Phone: 832-927-4444

Additional Winter Storm Uri Recovery Resources

Crisis Cleanup

Help cleaning and/or repairing damaged property. Your property information is added to the system, where a reputable local volunteer or church group can respond to your call. Call 844-965-1386.

Connective 2021 Winter Storm Needs Assessment

This is a survey, not an application for assistance, but you can opt-in to receive text messages about new resources as they become available. Your information is used to inform non-profits about community needs and to advocate for more resources to strengthen recovery efforts. Your personal information is not shared with government agencies. Visit