Subtropical Storm Melissa forms with no threat to Texas

Subtropical Storm Melissa is the thirteenth named storm of the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season and is currently located off the east coast of the United States. According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC), Melissa is expected to turn north-northeast as the storm weakens by this evening. Melissa poses no threat to Texas. 

What you should do:

While Melissa is not a threat to Texas, resources are available for those recovering from Tropical Storm Imelda.

For Recovery Resources call 211

  • 211 Texas/United Way Helpline, operated by United Way of Greater Houston, is committed to helping people connect with the services they need. Whether by phone or internet, our goal is to present accurate, well-organized and easy-to-find information from state and local health and human services programs.
  • 211 Texas is a free, anonymous social service hotline available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Help can be provided in 150 different languages.
  • You can dial 211 or 877 541-7905 or search the database at

Federal Resources

  • To apply for federal assistance through FEMA or to access information about other federal resources for Imelda recovery, visit or call 1-800-621-3362 (TTY 1-800-462-7585).
  • The deadline to apply is December 3, 2019.

Disaster Unemployment

  • Individuals who lost their jobs or self-employed individuals who have been unable to work due to damage sustained from Tropical Storm Imelda may be eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance benefits.
  • Apply for disaster unemployment assistance through the Texas Workforce Commission online at or through the TWC TeleCenter at 800-939-6631 Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • The last day to apply is November 7, 2019.

To learn more about Imelda recovery resources, please go to

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