Hurricane Harvey - News, Resources and Links

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Long Term Recovery webite

Post Harvey Recovery Report - June 2019

List of registered contractors (PDF)

ALL CONTRACTORS must register with the Building Department.  Visit the Rockport Service Center on the Bypass 35 to register.

Open for Business: For an updated list of attractions, hotels, restaurants, retailers and businesses that are currently open. Click here for a list that is continually updated.

Aransas County Long Term Recovery Plan

This past year, in collaboration with Texas Sea Grant at Texas A&M University, the Aransas County Long Term Recovery Team (LTRT) and all jurisdictions within the County have drafted an Aransas County Long Term Recovery Action Plan and Report. The Report was written to lay out a plan to detail our actions after Hurricane Harvey and to document the challenges we faced along the way in the Long Term Recovery process. The Aransas County Long Term Recovery Action Plan Report’s is available for review.  Click here for the link.  Please note that it is a very large document and will take some time to load.  You do not have to join Dropbox to view.

The Texas General Land Office's Homeowner's Assistance and Homeowner Reimbursement Programs are nearing completion.  If you haven't filled out an application or require more information, please visit the GLO recovery web site or the local offices as noted below.

GLO Homeowner's Assistance Office in Rockport

The Texas General Land Office’s Homeowner Assistance Program is located at 2803 Hwy 35, in the shopping center next to Popeye’s.  There is also an office at 1314 Staples in Corpus Christ. The Coastal Bend Region has been allocated more than $121 million on a first-come, first-served basis ---so we encourage Aransas County residents to start preparing now.

Direct link to the Homeowner Assistance Program, which outlines eligibility, application process, documentation, and other criteria/services may be found at the address below.  Please review the Application Document Checklist before proceeding with your application.

The office hours for the Rockport location are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8am – 5 pm.  Thursday 8 am – 7 pm and Saturday 9 am – noon.  Please note that hours may be adjusted based on demand.  Click here for additional information.

GLO Homeowner Reimbursement Office in Rockport

The Texas General Land Office allocated funds to reimburse homeowners for up to $50,000 in out-of-pocket expenses to repair their Hurricane Harvey damaged homes.  Click here for additional information.

The local office is open Monday - Friday from 8am - 5 pm. It is located at 2317 Hwy 35 N in the Windswept shopping center in front of Walmart.

Additional Disaster Relief

Hurricane Disaster Relief is offered through organizations that include Lutheran Social Services, On the Road Lending, BCFS Health & Human Services, Red Cross and more.  Every Thursday at the Hands of Hope office behind the First Baptist Church at 1515 N. Live Oak.  Documents needed:  identification,  proof of residency at the time of disaster and FEMA paperwork.  If you don't have the paperwork, case managers will be available to help. 

Contact the Long Term Recovery Team at 361-790-9496 or by email at for times as they do vary.

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Hurricane Harvey recovery programs and funding information

Rebuild Texas Commission

Governor Greg Abbott’s Commission to Rebuild Texas offered to the Texas Legislature wide-ranging recommendations to help Texas better prepare for future catastrophic storms in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. 

Texas General Land Office - Community Development and Revitalization

Programs and funding offered through the GLO

Rebuild Texas Fund

The Rebuild Texas Fund serves all communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey. We will continue to fund projects and organizations within our six focus areas - community and economic development, housing, education and child care, health, workforce and transportation, and small business.

Rockport-Fulton Chamber Foundation

Overview of the "Go Fund Me" account established in 2017.

Coastal Bend Disaster Recovery Group

Overview and Humanitarian Fund Reports

After the Hurricane Guide

"Understanding Hurricane Harvey" Presentation by NW Meteorologist John Metz on December 12, 2017.       

Video         Slide Show

Video "When Darkness Lifted"