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Disaster Recovery Resources





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Capital Area Shelter Hub Plan (CASHP)

What is the Capital Area Shelter Hub Plan?

Capital Area Shelter Hub Plan, an emergency operation involving a roster of local governments including the City of Austin, Travis County, Hays County, Williamson County and area school districts. 

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, officials are trying to avoid large concentrated gatherings of people indoors, so they’re housing flood evacuees in hotels instead.

Helpful information for Evacuees: 

If you would like your City/Area map and information posted here for evacuees to access, please send it to


Blanco River Regional Recovery Team


To strengthen area-wide disaster coordination, mitigation, and recovery in Blanco, Caldwell, Hays, and Guadalupe counties by sharing information, supporting preparation and education, simplifying resident access to resources, and assisting affected residents with unmet needs.

Executive Director

Elizabeth Wills

P O Box 685, San Marcos, TX 78667


Damage Assessment

What is damage assessment?

Damage Assessment is the process for determining the nature and extent of the loss, suffering, and/or harm to the community resulting from a natural, accidental or human-caused disaster. Damage assessment provides situational awareness and critical information on: Type, scope and severity of the event. Damage assessmentrecord the extent of damage, what can be replaced, restored or salvaged. It may also estimate the time required for repair, replacement and recovery. Damage assessment is an integral part of facilitating effective and efficient response by government agencies and other organizations.

How do you assess the damage?

1. Is the damage light, moderate, or heavy?

2. What is happening? What could happen? (i.e. how bad could things get?)

Are there different kinds of damage assessment?


Four types of Damage Assessment may be considered:

  • Initial Situation Overview (ISO)

  • Initial Damage Assessment (IDA)

  • Damage Assessment and Needs Analysis (DANA) and

  • Damage and Loss Assessment (DALA).


FEMA Accessible: Disaster Resources Available in ASL

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has four important videos on disaster recovery available in American Sign Language (ASL). Deaf Texans are encouraged to view these videos for more information on how to register for FEMA disaster assistance, how to respond to Question 24 when registering for assistance, how to contact the FEMA helpline, and water safety after a disaster. Click on the images below to be taken to the full YouTube videos. 

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