In the aftermath of the devastating storms and flooding that has hit our state in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, TPS, the Texas Chapter of the AAP, is reaching out to our members to find out if you or your practice were adversely affected. We know that there are children and families who have faced serious losses and may be in need of services and support.
TPS has posted resources on our website to assist you in securing services and disaster relief. We will continue to monitor the situation and post updates to the website as needed.
Update from FEMA
The federal government’s emergency responders continue to respond to states, local communities, and tribes as impacts continue across southeast Texas.
FEMA’s priority continues to be protecting the lives and well-being of those in affected areas; the federal government is focusing on search and rescue and first responder operations to ensure people who need help get assistance.
Read the full press release from FEMA here.
HOW TO HELP DISASTER SURVIVORS IN TEXAS
August 29, 2017
The compassion and generosity of the American people is never more evident than during and after a disaster. It is individuals, non-profits, faith- and community-based organizations, private sector partners, and governmental agencies working together that will most effectively and efficiently help survivors cope with the impacts of Tropical Storm Harvey. Click here for more information.
AAP Preparation Resource Preparedness Checklist for Pediatric Practices (AAP)
Additionally, the TPS/Texas Chapter has identified several resources that may assist you in providing coping and care services for your patients and families.
- AAP and Children and Disasters Website www.aap.org/disasters
- Floods/Flash Floods www.aap.org/disasters/flood
- Helping Children Cope and Adjust www.aap.org/disasters/adjustment
- Information for Pediatric Practices www.aap.org/disasters/PediatricPractice
- Flooding Information for Parents Flash Flooding Recovery Info for Parents
FEMA link: The NBEOC Operations Dashboard is activated and available here: https://fema.connectsolutions.com/nbeocopsboard/ - Download the FEMA app for iPhone with emergency information by county here.
For volunteer opportunities, click here: https://txpeds.org/hurricane-harvey-volunteer-information
Additional state resources can be found here: https://txpeds.org/hurricane-harvey-state-resources.
Additional national resources can be found here: