Update on Hurricane Harvey
First and foremost, our thoughts and prayers are with all of those in Texas and along the Gulf Coast who have been, and continue to be, affected by Hurricane Harvey. Baker McKenzie has a long history in Texas and we have been a part of the Houston community for 20 years. We are deeply saddened by the devastation caused by the storm. However, if history shows nothing else, it highlights how resilient the people of Texas are. We look forward to being a part of the rebuilding efforts in the days, weeks, months and years to come.
Our clients and their families and friends are very much on our minds and we are doing what we can to help them. Despite, and as a result of, the storm, our clients continue to have pressing business needs. Our Houston lawyers and staff, supported by our firm's offices across the United States and globally, continue to serve our clients.
The Houston office is open and has resumed full operations.
Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone in Houston and the surrounding areas. We will find ways to help our impacted communities during the coming days and appreciate the outreach from the many people who have contacted our Houston team offering assistance and resources.
We have gathered the resources below for those impacted by the storm or interested in ways to help the Houston community and surrounding areas.
- State Bar of Texas
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) - Harvey
- Houston Food Bank: 832.369.9390 or via website
- Texas Homeless Youth Handbook
- Register for Disaster Assistance
- Disaster Recovery Centers
- Debris removal: Harris County debris removal hotline (713) 274-3880
- Red Cross shelters
- Harris County Recovery Network
- Replacing Documents (Driver’s License or ID)
- Legal Lines: Licensed volunteer attorneys will be available to answer legal questions (713) 759-1133 or toll-free 1 (866) 959-1133; via website
- JJ Watt Houston Flood Relief Fund
- American Red Cross
- Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, established by Houston’s mayor, Sylvester Turner and the Houston Community Foundation
- City of Houston Emergency Operations Center donation drop off places
- Salvation Army
- Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center
- National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD)
- Texas Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster
- The Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program has resources on how to volunteer and additional resources
- Salvation Army
- Houston Habitat: Help Clean Out Homes
- Shelter Volunteers at NRG
- Legal Lines: Licensed volunteer attorneys will be available to answer legal questions (713) 759-1133 or toll-free 1 (866) 959-1133 or via website