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Where To Get Disaster Assistance After the Texas Winter Storms

February 4, 2021   |   Posted by: Begum Law Group
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If you experienced power outages during the recent Texas winter storms, you likely suffered many damages as a result. ERCOT and other Texas-based power companies should be held accountable for allowing the electric grid to go down. Begum Law Group Injury Lawyers Injury Lawyers can help you file a claim to get money to cover your losses. Call The Law Giant today at (866) 523-4167 or use our online contact form to reach out.

In the meantime, you will likely have expenses that need to be covered before you get money from an ERCOT lawsuit. Read below to learn more about where to get disaster assistance in Texas.

FEMA – Federal Disaster Assistance

The federal government is offering disaster assistance through FEMA to Texas homeowners and renters in the 77 counties designated for individual assistance. The fastest and easiest way to apply is by visiting www.disasterassistance.gov. If you cannot access them online, you can call 1-800-621-7585.

Food Assistance

If you lost all of the food in your refrigerator and freezer due to power outages, you might have a significant need for food. It can be costly to replace the meat, milk, and other items in your refrigerator. You may have even lost pantry items if your pipes burst and your house flooded.

There are many organizations offering food assistance throughout Texas right now. Some of them include:

  • SNAP Food Benefits – This program provides a Lone Star Card to people with low incomes. It can be used to purchase food to replace food that was lost in the weather disaster. In fact, according to the Texas Department of Health and Human Services, SNAP recipients in 66 Texas counties have received approval for automatic replacement benefits for winter storm losses.
  • FoodPantries.org – This website offers a full listing of all food pantries in Texas. There are hundreds of listings throughout the state that will provide emergency and ongoing food assistance to people in need.

Medical Assistance

If you were injured during the blackout or have ongoing medical needs, you should go to a hospital or contact your primary care doctor.

If you are located in San Antonio, you can go to Methodist Hospital or ER for help. You can also search their database to Find a Doctor if you don’t already receive regular care.

If you are located in Brownsville, you can access emergency care at Valley Regional Medical Center or Valley Baptist Medical Center – Brownsville. Both of these hospitals have a Find a Doctor option if you need help with ongoing care.

Emergency medical care can be found in Laredo at the Laredo Medical Center or Doctors Hospital of Laredo.

If you need treatment in McAllen, you can access emergency care at the South Texas Health System or the Rio Grande Regional Hospital.

If you were physically injured because of a lack of power, ERCOT and other power companies should pay. Begum Law Group Injury Lawyers Injury Lawyers is currently gathering information to support these claims and hold accountable those who caused the shutdown.

Rent, Mortgage, and Bill Assistance

If you need help paying your rent, mortgage, or other bills, financial assistance is available. The Salvation Army of Texas offers financial assistance for many different needs after disasters.

Begum Law Group Injury Lawyers Can Help You if You Suffered Losses

The Winter Storm of 2021 hit Texas hard. Many people were impacted and suffered damages as a result of unnecessary power outages. Begum Law Group Injury Lawyers Injury Lawyers can help you find resources and get compensation from ERCOT and the power companies that caused the power grid to go down.

Call The Law Giant today at (866) 523-4167 or use our online contact form to reach out.

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