Recovery Help for TDLR Licensees
On this page:
- Hurricane Laura
- Resources for Hurricane Preparedness
- How to Contact TDLR
- Rebuilding & Recovery
- Was Your Elevator or Escalator Damaged During a Hurricane?
- Plan Reviews & Inspections
- Boilers: Recovering Boiler Systems After a Flood
- Water Wells: Private Wells Under Flood Waters
- Hurricane Harvey
- Commission To Rebuild Texas
- TDLR Online Resources
To find the latest information on Hurricane Laura resources, recovery efforts, and disaster proclamations, please visit the Governor’s Texas Hurricane Center webpage:
Resources for Hurricane Preparedness
- CDC: Preparing for Hurricanes During the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Texas Hurricane Center: Office of the Texas Governor
- Ready.gov Hurricane Preparation
- National Hurricane Center
- Hurricane Strong
How to Contact TDLR
TDLR licensees in areas affected by a hurricane, tropical storm, or other natural disaster can email email@example.com to receive expedited assistance with questions, plan reviews, and inspections, or call 1-800-803-9202 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Monday – Friday. Please identify the program you are calling about and have your license number ready.
Mold Assessment and Remediation
Mold is a serious health risk for Texas residents recovering from hurricane floodwaters. See TDLR's mold remediation and assessment guidance for Hurricane Harvey.
Rebuilding & Recovery
Was Your Elevator or Escalator Damaged During Harvey?
If your elevator or escalator was damaged or submerged during a hurricane, then it is important that the equipment be assessed by a TDLR-licensed Elevator Contractor prior to being placed back into operation. Find an Elevator Contractor near you.
Plan Reviews & Inspections
During the disaster proclamation period, TDLR will fast-track all state-required plan reviews and inspections in the affected areas for:
- Barber and Cosmetology Schools
- Boilers (internal extension requests)
- Licensed Breeders (pre-license inspection)
- Tow Trucks and Vehicle Storage Facilities
Boilers: Recovering Boiler Systems After a Flood
If your boiler system flooded during a hurricane, read this important information before returning the system to service: Recovering Boiler Systems After a Flood.
Water Wells: Private Wells Under Flood Waters
If you own a private water well and the well was under flood waters, you may want to have the well tested or disinfected. Download the Well Disinfection Guide (PDF).
Though Hurricane Harvey struck the Texas coast in August 2017, impacts from the devastating Category 4 storm—the costliest in Texas history—continue to affect Texans. Governor Greg Abbott on September 7, 2020 extended theState Disaster Declaration for Texas counties affected by Hurricane Harvey.
Commission To Rebuild Texas
In response to Hurricane Harvey, Governor Greg Abbott created the Governor's Commission to Rebuild Texas, led by Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp. The Commission oversees the response and relief effort between the state and local governments. Visit the Rebuild Texas website.
TDLR Online Resources
- Update your contact information
- Renew your license
- Sign up for email updates regarding TDLR’s disaster assistance and recovery efforts.
- Share with us on Facebook and Twitter.
TDLR is committed to helping our fellow Texans through the recovery process during and after natural disasters. We stand ready to assist in any way we can.