DFW Storm Resources

Storms that battered Dallas-Fort Worth over the past several days triggered a federal disaster declaration, so FEMA programs are available to you if you were hit. The Dallas Morning News reports that Disaster 4781 (Designated Areas | FEMA.gov) covers storm damage dating back to April 26 in over 20 Texas counties, including Collin, Cooke, Denton, Henderson and Montague. Dallas and Ellis Counties remain under review, but if that is where you live, be aware that Gov. Abbot has requested assistance for those counties, also. To report storm damage, use the Individual State of Texas Assessment Tool, iSTAT Damage Surveys (texas.gov).

What is covered? In addition to getting help to cover uninsured damage to your home or property, you can receive assistance with getting food, water, prescriptions, baby formula, diapers and other necessities. If your home is uninhabitable, you can seek assistance for hotel rental. You can also apply for help with child care expenses and funds to help repair or replace damaged vehicles. The cost of moving and storing personal property to prevent further damage might also be covered.

How do I apply? Apply online at Home | disasterassistance.gov, download the FEMA app for your cell phone, FEMA Mobile Products | FEMA.gov or call 800-621-3362.


The American Red Cross has opened a shelter at the Balch Springs Recreation Center for residents impacted by severe weather. The shelter opened at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, 2024.

Balch Springs Recreation Center
4372 Shepherd Ln.
Balch Springs, TX 75180

The city will help residents with pets make accommodations for them off-site.

A Red Cross shelter remains open in Valley View for residents recovering from deadly tornadoes that swept through the area last weekend.

Valley View High School
700 S Frontage Rd.
Valley View, TX 76272

You can find the most up-to-date list of all Red Cross shelters on redcross.org/shelter, the free Red Cross Emergency app or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767).


Please pray with us for those who are suffering following today’s storms in Dallas Fort Worth. Pray with us for:

Hundreds of thousands of DFW residents are without power. Oncor has a power outage map. You can report an outage here: Oncor – Outage Map.

Many flights have been cancelled or delayed at DFW Airport and Dallas Love Field, so check ahead if you’re flying out today. At DFW Airport: DFW International Airport | Flights (dfwairport.com); at Dallas Love Field: Flight Status | Dallas Love Field Airport (dallas-lovefield.com)

Our ministry partner, Texans on Mission (formerly Texas Baptist Men), is responding to the storms in DFW, as well as those that hit over the last few weeks in other areas of Texas. If you need help, they can help you take the first steps toward recovery. Apply here: Disaster Relief Request for Assistance · Texans on Mission. And learn more about how you can help those who are coping with the aftermath of the storms through Texans on Mission.

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