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MCOEM: COULD YOU BE MISSING OUT ON HURRICANE HARVEY RELATED ASSISTANCE?

There is still assistance available in Montgomery County, but it’s up to you to register and apply.

If you have continued need for housing, clothing, food, cleanup, other assistance as needed, please contact the United Way Disaster Case Management – Baker Ripley at 281-210-0975.

You will need to talk with a case manager, and they will determine what you qualify for.
Don’t miss out on receiving any and all assistance available to Montgomery County residents; speak to a case manager today!

Additionally, Congress passed Safe Harbor Legislation for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, allowing for casualty loss tax deductions. You may find the IRS guidance for determining the amounts of loss in Revenue Procedures 2018-8

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/rp-18-08.pdf and 2018-9 https://www.irs.gov/pub/irsdrop/rp-18-09.pdf.

Revenue Procedure 2018-9 provides the Cost Indexes Safe Harbor Method which individuals may use to determine the amount of loss to their personal-use residential real property as a result of Hurricane and Tropical Storm Harvey, Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria (2017 Hurricanes).

The main loss indexes include:

 Total Loss
 Near Total Loss
 Interior Flooding Over 1 Foot
 Structural Damage from Wind, Rain, or Debris
 Roof Covering Damage from Wind, Rain, or Debris
 Damage to Detached Structure
 Damage to Decking

For FEMA assistance Montgomery County Disaster Recovery Center located in Conroe is still open. They will remain open until March 29, 2018.

Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) in Montgomery County:
 Old Conroe Police Department Building
700 Old Montgomery Rd.
Conroe, TX 77301
Monday – Saturday 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

For help and information on preparing for disasters, download our new preparedness app ReadyMCTX to your mobile device. Now is the time to prepare.
To receive emergency alerts to your phone or email from Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management, register at http://www.mc911.org/page/ecd.AlertMCTX. When you are creating your profile, you must check the box next to Share my Smart911
Profile with TX-Montgomery-County-911 to support emergency preparedness.
Stay informed and monitor conditions for Montgomery County and the surrounding area on the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management website www.mctxoem.org, Facebook, or twitter, NOAA Weather Radio, KStar 99.7FM.

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