From:                                   TFEA <>

Sent:                                    Thursday, August 31, 2017 10:26 AM


Subject:                               TFEA Caring and Sharing


Hurricane Harvey Just Won't Go Away!







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 app.

• Follow your local forecast office on Twitter for the latest area-specific updates.

• Learn about emergency services at the American Red Cross.





• Find support at NYFA Emergency Resources +


Additional helpful resources compiled by TTIA


Office of the Governor Texas Hurricane Center (evacuations, shelters, and other resources)

TxDOT Travel Information (highway conditions, etc.)

Drive Texas (highway conditions)

Texas Campgrounds (information on campgrounds and RV parks with space available for Hurricane Harvey evacuees) 

Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (information on park closures, etc.)

American Red Cross Texas Gulf Coast (Hurricane Harvey response and open shelters, donate now, give blood)

Text the word "Harvey" to 90999 to make an automatic $10 donation to the American Red Cross to support relief efforts.

Texas Hotel & Lodging Association (information on lodging with availability, exemption forms for evacuees, and more travel information)

Travel Texas (travel safety information)



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,, 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 the phone.

• If you are a member who has experienced damage due to Hurricane Harvey to your business, home or festival equipment, use CERF+’s Studio Protector: The Artist’s Guide to Emergencies to aid in your immediate emergency and long term recovery.

• 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.


Contact TFEA at:




Texas Festival and Events Association

Phone: (830) 997-0741


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Texas Festival and Events Association | P. O. Box 52478, McAllen, TX 78505