Blog  /  September 2017  /  Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma: Real-Time Information and Related Resources

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The following is a list of online sources providing real-time updates on Hurricane Harvey’s and Hurricane Irma’s storm and flood conditions.  Additionally, it contains information on Red Cross and FEMA support services and links on where to donate. Check back for frequent updates.



AccelerateH2O -- As a catalyst for Texas' $9 billion water technology market, AccelerateH2O is playing a key role in providing support for Texas’ Hurricane Harvey response by organizing assets, expertise, knowledge, and resources to more efficiently and effectively respond to Texas’ current crisis.)

National Hurricane Center – This site contains real-time information about hurricanes and other storms in the Atlantic Ocean, as well as links for Hurricane Harvey flooding and rainfall information.

FEMA Disaster Assistance - Hurricane Harvey Response – This is the Hurricane Harvey resource page.  Please check the site for real-time information on the situation as it evolves. The page includes safety tips and emergency phone numbers for use in life-threatening situations, as well as information about the National Flood Insurance Program, Texas emergency management offices, Louisiana emergency preparedness measures, and the most effective ways to donate.

USGS Hurricane Harvey -- The U.S. Geological Survey webpage containing information regarding Hurricane Harvey.  

USGS Hurricane Irma – The U.S. Geological Survey’s webpage containing information regarding Hurricane Irma.

USGS Texas Water Dashboard – View over 750 USGS real-time stream, lake, reservoir, precipitation, and groundwater stations in context with current weather and hazard conditions.

USGS Flood Information – This site provides practical, unbiased information about the Nation's rivers and streams that is crucial in mitigating hazards associated with floods. This site provides information about the USGS activities, data, and services provided during regional high-flow events, such as hurricanes or multi-state flooding events. The USGS response to these events is typically managed by the National Floods Specialist.

USGS Coastal Hazards Portal – This site contains information regarding extreme storms, including potential coastal change impacts during a direct landfall of Hurricane Harvey.

USGUS Louisiana and Texas Current Water Conditions – This site shows real-time conditions of surface water and groundwater, as well as water quality status in Louisiana and Texas.

Affected Energy and Industrial Facilities -- The Union of Concerned Scientists has uploaded an interactive online map that shows energy and industrial facilities, including wastewater treatment plants and Superfund sites, that were potentially exposed to Hurricane Harvey’s floodwaters.  The tool uses data from the Dartmouth Flood Observatory combined with data from the US Energy Information Administration and the US EPA.

DriveTexas – See this site for real-time road closure information.

Red Cross Shelter Locations -- The City of Houston, Harris County and the Red Cross have partnered to provide shelter to those displaced by flooding. This site provides an updated list of available shelters in the area.

Register as Safe with Red Cross -- After a disaster, letting your family and friends know that you are safe and well can bring your loved ones’ great peace of mind. This website is designed to help make that communication easier.


Places to Donate:

Red Cross

Salvation Army

North Texas Food Bank

MassCare Task Force

Goodwill Locations in Fort Worth, Texas

United Way of Greater Houston

Houston Habitat for Humanity


Red Cross Donations