Texas Society of CPAs offers help to Hurricane Harvey victims

The Texas Society of CPAs has posted a toll-free phone help line for victims of the devastating Hurricane Harvey.

The hurricane, which was later downgraded to a tropical storm, slammed ashore on Friday night and has devastated communities in Southeast Texas, including Houston and Rockport, all weekend with torrential rains. The rains are expected to continue through the middle of the week and could reach 50 inches.

The TSCPA said that if it can be of any assistance to members recovering from the effects of Hurricane Harvey, please contact the group. Its Member Service team can be reached at 800-428-0272 (option 1), or by emailing membership@tscpa.net.

The group has also provided links on its website to other helpful resources, including the Red Cross/AICPA Disasters and Financial Planning Guide, DisasterAssistance.gov, the American Red Cross, and the Texas Hurricane Center.

In addition, hurricane victims can call 211, a free help line for residents of the Lone Star State, with links to food pantries, counseling services and disaster-related information.

Hurricane Harvey flooded Rockport, Texas
Flooding and a damaged home are seen after Hurricane Harvey hit Rockport, Texas, U.S., on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017. As Harvey's winds die down, trouble for Texas has just begun as days of flooding rains across the heart of U.S. energy production threaten the country's fourth-largest city and leave farmers struggling to save horses, cows and crops. Photographer: Alex Scott/Bloomberg

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