Response & Recovery

Response includes actions taken to save lives and prevent further property damage in an emergency situation. 

Response Resources

EOC- Emergency Operations Center

The primary purpose of the EOC is to perform four core functions:

  • Collect, analyze, and share information
  • Coordinate response and recovery efforts
  • Communicate clearly to all responsible parties, in a unified voice
  • Coordinate and track resource requests

Recovery includes actions taken to return to a normal or an even safer situation following an emergency.

Recovery Resources

ISTAT- Individual State of Texas Assessment Tool

Texans can report damage to homes and businesses using the Individual State of Texas Assessment Tool (iSTAT) damage survey. The information provided in the survey aids emergency management officials gain an understanding of damages that have occurred and help officials determine if the state meets federal requirements for various forms of disaster assistance, as well as identify any immediate resource needs.

ISTAT Survey


After a disaster, check out this tab for more information on how to donate.

Other Resources