Hurricane and Disaster Relief Services
Though each situation is unique, any organization can be better prepared if it plans carefully, puts emergency procedures in place, and practices for emergencies of all kinds. AGC Houston has provided helpful information for you and your company below.
City Of Houston Releases Guide To Disaster Assistance Services
Mayor's Office of Public Safety and the Office of Emergency Management provide a guide with detailed information about the types of federal, state and local disaster-assistance services available, for all Houstonians impacted by the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey.
Houston Permit Office
The extended hours are specifically for Harvey Restoration Permitting (7:30am to 8:00am & 5:00pm to 6:30pm).
Extended hours at the Houston Permitting Center: As of 9/11/17, the HPC is operating under new extended hours: 7:00am to 7:00pm (basically for residential and for the rest of the year).
The hours open to the public will be 7:30am to 6:30pm.
OSHA Disaster Cleanup & Recovery PPE Matrix
Workers engaged in disaster cleanup and recovery activities may be exposed to a variety of hazards. A comprehensive list of potential hazards and controls, sorted by common tasks, can be found in OSHA's Hurricane eMatrix. Specialized operations, such as electrical power restoration, hazardous materials response, or confined space entry require controls specified in the applicable OSHA standards.
Ensuring Food Safety In The Aftermath Of A Natural Disaster
If any type of unexpected emergency strikes your community, you may not have access to fresh food, water or electricity for days, maybe weeks. The City of Houston Health Department has published "Post Disaster Guidelines And Procedures" and offer additional resources related to food protection.
Greater Houston Partnership Offers Insight To Hurricane Harvey’s Impact
- General Response & Recovery
- Fall Protection
Hurricane Harvey’s economic impact will be greater than Hurricane Ike’s, and it is estimated that the total losses will be around $90 billion. The Greater Houston Partnership has released statistical data
related to the hurricane and reports on its affect now and in the months to come in their monthly newsletter, The Economy At A Glance