Helpful numbers useful during storm
May 29, 2013 at 12:29 a.m.
When a hurricane strikes, people often don't know where to turn for help. The following is a list of resources for when your life has been affected by just such an emergency:
Victoria Advocate and VictoriaAdvocate.com• 361-574-1222 or 1-800-456-6696
• Use twitter.com/vicadvocate. Click the "follow" box. Use #vtxstorm to report or search for hurricane information.
• Find us on Facebook: Victoria Advocate
Victoria Electric Co-op• Victoriaelectric.coop, 361-573-2428 or 361-582-5555 (frequently updated during emergencies)
Victoria Police Department• Victoriatx.org/police/index.asp or 361-573-3221
Victoria County Sheriff's Office• Victoriasheriff.org or 361-575-0651
Crossroads Chapter of the American Red Cross• 361-573-2671 (8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday ) or 1-800-red-cross (733-2767) or visit the "Safe and Well List" at redcross.org, which allows family members to search for loved ones who have registered that they are all right after a major disaster.
Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT)• Txdot.gov or 800-452-9292
Victoria Emergency Management• victoriatx.org/oem/staff.asp or Facebook Victoria OEM
Victoria Police Department• 361-573-3221
Victoria County Sheriff's Office• Victoriasheriff.org/ or 361-575-0651
Victoria Emergency Management• Facebook: Victoria OEM
Call your insurance company.
FEMA• 800-621-FEMA(3362) or fema.gov/
Calhoun County Sheriff's Office• calhouncotx.org/sheriff.html or 361-553-4646
DeWitt County Sheriff's Office• dewittsheriff.org/ or 361-275-5734
Goliad County Sheriff's Office• goliadcountyso.org/ or 361-645-3451
Jackson County Sheriff's Office• Co.jackson.tx.us/ips/cms/ or 361-782-3541
Lavaca County Sheriff's Office• co.lavaca.tx.us/default.aspx?Lavaca_County/Sheriff or 361-798-2121
Yoakum Police• Cityofyoakum.org/Police. html or361-293-5234
Matagorda County Sheriff's Office• co.matagorda.tx.us/default.aspx?Matagorda_County/sheriff or 979-245-5526
Refugio County Sheriff's Office• co.refugio.tx.us/default.aspx?Refugio_County/sheriff or 361-526-2351
Wharton County Sheriff's Office• Whartoncountysheriff.org or 979-532-1550