WHO WE ARE
Galveston County Recovers
Long Term Recovery Group
Galveston County Long Term Recovery Group (GCLTRG) is a collaborative network
that addresses the long-term needs of Galveston County following a disaster.
We are made up of representatives from non-profit, faith-based,
civic organizations, government & business partners working in our county.
Coordinated management of the long-term recovery process
Assistance to individuals and families affected by disasters who do not have adequate personal resources for their unique recovery needs
Advocacy for our county's most vulnerable residents especially seniors, individuals with access/functional needs, and lower-income families to recover to a safe, sanitary and functional status.
Meet together and communicate to assure most productive collaboration in addressing our mission
Assure appropriate linkage between government and non-government disaster response organizations
Encourage the availability of training for agencies with limited or no direct disaster recovery training
Assure public visibility of disaster recovery efforts
Build constructive relationships with other long-term recovery groups and community groups
Galveston County sits on the upper Gulf Coast of Texas. Its three main areas are Galveston Island, the Bolivar Peninsula and the Mainland. There are thirteen different communities in the county in addition to a large population living in unincorporated areas. All Galveston County communities except for the City of Galveston and High Island on the Bolivar Peninsula had substantial damage from the storm.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) designated Galveston County a disaster area. The graph to the right shows the percentage of damaged residences in Galveston County by the city.
• 48,000+ families were impacted of which 18,000+ had damaged homes
• Among those impacted, 14,201 had a social vulnerability
• Nearly 80% of the homes in Dickinson, TX were flooded!
Galveston County Affected by Hurricane Harvey
1,077 Non-traditional housing
Including Vulnerable Neighbors
13,713 Low Income