TFEA, McAllen, TX, Aug. 29, 2017 – As Tropical Storm Harvey pummels South
Texas and Louisiana, Texas Festivals and Events Association
(TFEA) is reaching out to members in affected communities as a
resource to stay safe, stay updated, and stay connected
throughout the storm. We would recommend CERF+’s
Studio Protector: The Artists’ Guide to Emergencies which provides safety information and recovery
resources for artists, but many of these would apply to our small
event producers and festival managers.
• Check your local forecast for
updates and follow instructions from local authorities to protect
life and property.
• Get real-time weather alerts
through the FEMA
• Follow your local forecast
office on Twitter for the latest area-specific updates.
Additional helpful resources
compiled by TTIA
(information on campgrounds and RV parks with space available for
Hurricane Harvey evacuees)
Text the word "Harvey" to 90999 to make
an automatic $10 donation to the American Red Cross to support
TFEA is continuing to gather
information from member organizations and events-related
businesses, and other on-the-ground groups to assess the storm’s
impact on events and event managers. Updates will be posted
on our website, www.tfea.org, and Facebook page.
• If you are a member, please
contact TFEA when you are able to inquire about and/or apply for
our emergency assistance. Guidelines will soon be posted on our
website. We are available to provide application assistance over
• If you know someone working in
the events industry, but who may not be a member, please refer
them to us so we can help.
• We're anticipating great need
as a result of this storm. We would encourage all members who can
to make a donation today to help us grow this emergency fund.
We are a small organization but
are passionate about the well-being of our membership. Please let
us know how you are faring, and how we can help by spreading your
needs throughout our community of great professionals and
volunteer planners. It’s in times like these that communities
come together, and we want to help in any way we can.