June 12, 2015
Hays County Courthouse, San Marcos, TX – Hays County officials today encouraged residents, even those with insurance, to apply for federal disaster assistance in the form of grants, temporary housing, low-interest, long-term loans, unemployment assistance and reimbursement of medical, dental and funeral costs incurred by the events that struck throughout Hays County. Anyone who had damage from tornadoes, straight-line winds, flooding and several storms in Hays and Blanco, Caldwell, Guadalupe, Travis and Williamson counties, among others, is eligible to apply for aid.
Until further notice in-person applications for assistance can be made daily, including Saturdays and Sundays, at:
Danforth Junior High, 200 Texan, Wimberley (9 a.m.-6 p.m.)
501 E. Hopkins, San Marcos (parking lot between Activity Center and Public Library (9 a.m.-7 p.m.)
Blanco Gardens Neighborhood, San Marcos, 801 River Road (9 a.m.-7 p.m.)
By phone: 1-800-621-3362 and TTY 800-462-7585 from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. local time
By smart phone: m.fema.gov
Online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov
Information can be taken by registrars in English, Spanish and multiple other languages.
Additional countywide information about recovery from the storms and flooding is available at www.sanmarcostx.gov/smtxflood and at www.cityofwimberley.com for information specific to Wimberley area residents.
If you have a question about your insurance policy, need to know your insurance company contact information or have an insurance-related complaint, call the Texas Department of Insurance Consumer Help Line at 1-800-252-3439, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, or visit www.tdi.texas.gov. There’s an entire page on TDI’s website devoted to storm-related information.
If you have a legal question due to the storms, call the State Bar of Texas Legal Hotline at 800-504-7030 for assistance in English or Spanish.
Victims needing immediate assistance with food, shelter, water or clean-up supplies should visit Wimberley High School’s Bridges Gym, 100 Carney Lane. The Volunteer Resource Center in Wimberley is at 200 Southriver and volunteers or those needing assistance from volunteers should report there between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily, including Saturdays and Sundays. Both Wimberley locations will be open until further notice.
In San Marcos, the donation and distribution center at 200 Springtown Way will be open Friday-Sunday, June 12-15, and will close permanently at 5 p.m. Sunday as services transition to existing area organizations. The Volunteer Resource Center at 206 N. C.M. Allen Parkway, for those who need volunteer assistance and those wanting to volunteer, will also close at 5 p.m. Sunday, June 12, but may reopen at a different location as needs in the community change.