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Critical First Steps to Follow After Disaster

Recovering from a disaster is a gradual process. Safety is a first and primary issue, as are mental and physical well-being of you and your family. Especially if you've never been impacted by a disaster before, recovery information, or the lack of information, can be overwhelming. If guidance and assistance is available, knowing how to access it makes the process faster and less stressful. We want to offer best practice steps to take after disaster. These steps will begin the process to get your family, home, and life back to normal.

The documents below contain critical and necessary steps toward a successful recovery after disaster.

Carefully read through each one. 

Disaster Contact Information

County Judge Jeff Branick
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Jefferson County Emergency Mgmt
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City of Beaumont Emergency Mgmt
City of Port Arthur Emergency Mgmt
Jefferson County Disaster Recovery
Jefferson County Courthouse
Better Business Bureau
American Red Cross
Salvation Army
Catholic Charities
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Habitat for Humanity
Southeast Texas Food Bank
Southeast Texas VOAD
All immediate needs resources, including shelter, distribution and individual assistance information will be posted below and at

Immediate Needs Resources

All available resources that address needs immediately following disaster will be posted here when available and necessary. 

These could include:

- local sheltering information
- unmet needs distributions (water, clothes, etc.)
- local resource centers
- and more

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