SAN ANTONIO – The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced on Thursday morning there is a scam circulating about hotel room assistance for Texans looking for shelter from freezing temperatures.
The FEMA Region 6 Twitter account posted there is a false phone number being shared with a message about FEMA paying for hotels for Texas Disaster Relief.
At this point, FEMA is providing the state with generators and fuel to support critical sites like hospitals and water facilities, 729,000 liters of water and more than 50,000 cotton blankets. The agency is currently not providing hotel or room assistance.
Staging Management Team Atlanta is scheduled to arrive in Texas on Thursday to give additional support to the state.
FEMA said the best information on legitimate sources of help in your area will come from local officials and the Texas Division of Emergency Management.
The TDEM has a list of agencies that are providing aid throughout the state and a list of warming centers.
KSAT has also provided a list of warming stations here. Call ahead to check availability.
Millions of Texans were affected by widespread power and water outages this week as the state’s electric grid failed to keep up with demand.
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