Recovery Resources for Flight Attendants Affected by Hurricane Harvey from Your AFA EAP

Recovery Resources for Flight Attendants Affected by Hurricane Harvey from Your AFA EAP

AFA EAP has compiled resources to help AFA members and our families tackle the recovery phase of Hurricane Harvey. Remember, your AFA EAP is available if you would like to confidentially discuss the stresses of this event or any other concern.

Updated resources available at: afacwa.org/harvey.

Check with your AFA Local/MEC on operational conditions and issues. 

AFA Disaster Relief Fund

To obtain immediate financial assistance from the AFA Disaster Relief Fund as a Flight Attendant whose primary residence has been impacted by Hurricane Harvey, apply through www.afacwa.org/drf or call the AFA EAP at 800-424-2406.

AFA is calling for donations to support the relief fund and matching individual donations.

CWA Disaster Relief Fund

AFA members will be eligible for the CWA Disaster Relief Fund. Contact your Local Council if you would like to apply. The fund is accepting donations here: https://t.co/12Hp8IZs0w

After the Storm Rebuilding Guide for Houston Residents

Checklists and next steps for rebuilding, obtaining state and federal assistance, and other vital resources for the recovery phase for Houston Residents.  Find a downloadable copy at www.afacwa.org/harvey 

Tax Relief for Victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas

https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/tax-relief-for-victims-of-hurricane-harvey-in-texas

Crisis Counseling

Find your local AFA EAP committee members for referrals at 800-424-2406 or afacwa.org. You can also talk to a professional about emotional distress by calling the Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or texting “TalkWithUs” to 66746.

Disaster Clean-Up 

If you need assistance with cleanup after the storm, call 800-451-1954 or 844-965-1386 to be placed on the list. Disaster recovery organizations will contact you if they are able to help you with clean-up efforts in your area.

Flight Attendants Helping Flight Attendants: AFA Council 42 Member David Davis is offering free demolition service to remove water damage. David is a licensed contractor in Houston, but he also has a non-profit LLC, Flight Team for Texas, that offers free clean up for Flight Attendants. If you need assistance, send an email to HarveyDemo@unitedafa.org

AFA does not guarantee the work or assume liability for any work performed by a contractor it refers to other Flight Attendants. If you have homeowner's insurance contact your insurance company before allowing any contractor to begin repairs on your home or apartment.

Disaster Unemployment Assistance

Family and friends who have lost a job because of the hurricane, may be eligible for unemployment benefits. For more information, go to http://www.nelp.org/content/uploads/How-Workers-Access-Unemployment-After-Hurricane-Harvey.pdf

Health Precautions

The Texas Department of State Health Services has put together guidelines for protecting your health during the recovery and clean up phase.  Go to  http://dshs.texas.gov/ 

On-line Medical Care

ROWE Doctors are available online to give FREE medical advice to anyone impacted by Hurricane Harvey. If you cannot get to a medical center and need urgent medical advice go to www.rowedocs.com to request an online appointment and we will respond to your needs! #ROWEdisasterline #hurricaneharvey #redcross

Lost or Destroyed Documents

Visit this website for the general steps that can help you get started. https://www.usa.gov/hurricane-harvey#item-213436 

Lost-Destroyed Medications

Many pharmacies are allowing early refills or 10 day refills, so contact your medication supplier.  If you receive your prescriptions by mail and you are in a mail stoppage situation, contact your pharmacy to transfer the prescription to an open brick and mortar pharmacy.

Shelter and Relief

Find an open shelter near you by texting SHELTER and your zip code to 4FEMA (43362). Call United Way Helpline at 211 for information on shelters and other forms of assistance. 

FAA Guidance

The latest FAA information is available here: http://www.fly2houston.com/iah/alerts/ 

The Houston Airports have resumed limited domestic airline passenger service following Hurricane Harvey. The FAA is advising passengers that only those with a ticket for a confirmed scheduled flight should come to the airport. Many roads around the City of Houston are still unsafe for travel, therefore, we urge all passengers to take their time arriving to the airports and to solidify a safe route to and/or from airport facilities. 

Hurricane Harvey Evacuation Routes and Shelters: http://google.org/crisismap/2017-harvey

The FAA had tower controllers at both airports since the storm hit and they have been handling many relief and emergency flights, even though the airports have been closed to commercial service. FAA is coordinating closely with the airlines and expect to have the appropriate staffing in place to handle their planned operations.

TSA is Working with Airlines to Ensure Airport Security

TSA is working very closely with DHS, FEMA and CBP as well as the airport authorities and airlines that service airports affected by the storm.  TSA is currently preparing to resume operations at those airports when air service is restored. To assist, TSA brought officers from around the Nation into Houston to help augment officers already stationed at both Houston area airports. TSA also brought in canine teams from other airports in the country to help these airports successfully resume service.

Government Assistance and Safety/Security Reporting

Texas Situation Reports: https://www.dps.texas.gov/dem/

Texas DOT Highway Conditions: https://drivetexas.org/#/7/32.340/-99.500?future=false

City of Houston Emergency Information: http://www.houstonemergency.org/ 

Louisiana EOC: http://gohsep.la.gov/RESPOND/STATE-EOC 

U.S. Government Resources (Hurricane Harvey/Tropical Storm Harvey latest alerts and updates): https://www.usa.gov/hurricane-harvey

National Infrastructure Coordinating Center: NICC NICC@HQ.DHS.GOV, https://www.dhs.gov/national-infrastructure-coordinating-center

  • To report physical infrastructure incidents or to request information, please contact the National Infrastructure Coordinating Center at nicc@dhs.gov or 202-282-9201
  • To report cyber infrastructure incidents or to request information, please contact US-CERT at soc@us-cert.gov or visit their Web page at www.us-cert.gov

AFA Disaster Relief Fund

To obtain immediate financial assistance from the AFA Disaster Relief Fund as a Flight Attendant whose primary residence has been impacted by Hurricane Harvey, apply through www.afacwa.org/drf or call the AFA EAP at 800-424-2406.

AFA is calling for donations to support the relief fund and matching individual donations.

CWA Disaster Relief Fund

AFA members will be eligible for the CWA Disaster Relief Fund. Contact your Local Council if you would like to apply. The fund is accepting donations here: https://t.co/12Hp8IZs0w

After the Storm Rebuilding Guide for Houston Residents

Checklists and next steps for rebuilding, obtaining state and federal assistance, and other vital resources for the recovery phase for Houston Residents.  Find a downloadable copy at www.afacwa.org/harvey 

Tax Relief for Victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas

https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/tax-relief-for-victims-of-hurricane-harvey-in-texas

Crisis Counseling

Find your local AFA EAP committee members for referrals at 800-424-2406 or afacwa.org. You can also talk to a professional about emotional distress by calling the Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or texting “TalkWithUs” to 66746.

Disaster Clean-Up

If you need assistance with cleanup after the storm, call 800-451-1954 or 844-965-1386 to be placed on the list. Disaster recovery organizations will contact you if they are able to help you with clean-up efforts in your area.

Disaster Unemployment Assistance

Family and friends who have lost a job because of the hurricane, may be eligible for unemployment benefits. For more information, go to http://www.nelp.org/content/uploads/How-Workers-Access-Unemployment-After-Hurricane-Harvey.pdf

Health Precautions

The Texas Department of State Health Services has put together guidelines for protecting your health during the recovery and clean up phase.  Go to  http://dshs.texas.gov/ 

On-line Medical Care

ROWE Doctors are available online to give FREE medical advice to anyone impacted by Hurricane Harvey. If you cannot get to a medical center and need urgent medical advice go to www.rowedocs.com to request an online appointment and we will respond to your needs! #ROWEdisasterline #hurricaneharvey #redcross

Lost or Destroyed Documents

Visit this website for the general steps that can help you get started. https://www.usa.gov/hurricane-harvey#item-213436 

Lost-Destroyed Medications

Many pharmacies are allowing early refills or 10 day refills, so contact your medication supplier.  If you receive your prescriptions by mail and you are in a mail stoppage situation, contact your pharmacy to transfer the prescription to an open brick and mortar pharmacy.

Shelter and Relief

Find an open shelter near you by texting SHELTER and your zip code to 4FEMA (43362). Call United Way Helpline at 211 for information on shelters and other forms of assistance. 

FAA Guidance

The latest FAA information is available here: http://www.fly2houston.com/iah/alerts/ 

The Houston Airports have resumed limited domestic airline passenger service following Hurricane Harvey. The FAA is advising passengers that only those with a ticket for a confirmed scheduled flight should come to the airport. Many roads around the City of Houston are still unsafe for travel, therefore, we urge all passengers to take their time arriving to the airports and to solidify a safe route to and/or from airport facilities. 

Hurricane Harvey Evacuation Routes and Shelters: http://google.org/crisismap/2017-harvey

The FAA had tower controllers at both airports since the storm hit and they have been handling many relief and emergency flights, even though the airports have been closed to commercial service. FAA is coordinating closely with the airlines and expect to have the appropriate staffing in place to handle their planned operations.

TSA is Working with Airlines to Ensure Airport Security

TSA is working very closely with DHS, FEMA and CBP as well as the airport authorities and airlines that service airports affected by the storm.  TSA is currently preparing to resume operations at those airports when air service is restored. To assist, TSA brought officers from around the Nation into Houston to help augment officers already stationed at both Houston area airports. TSA also brought in canine teams from other airports in the country to help these airports successfully resume service.

Government Assistance and Safety/Security Reporting

Texas Situation Reports: https://www.dps.texas.gov/dem/

Texas DOT Highway Conditions: https://drivetexas.org/#/7/32.340/-99.500?future=false

City of Houston Emergency Information: http://www.houstonemergency.org/ 

Louisiana EOC: http://gohsep.la.gov/RESPOND/STATE-EOC 

U.S. Government Resources (Hurricane Harvey/Tropical Storm Harvey latest alerts and updates): https://www.usa.gov/hurricane-harvey

National Infrastructure Coordinating Center: NICC NICC@HQ.DHS.GOV, https://www.dhs.gov/national-infrastructure-coordinating-center

  • To report physical infrastructure incidents or to request information, please contact the National Infrastructure Coordinating Center at nicc@dhs.gov or 202-282-9201
  • To report cyber infrastructure incidents or to request information, please contact US-CERT at soc@us-cert.gov or visit their Web page at www.us-cert.gov

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