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Housing assistance is available through Ryson, we are accepting FEMA vouchers.



The Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, is a government organization focused on supporting citizens and first responders in times of emergency. Survivors of federally declared disasters can apply for FEMA assistance online at www.fema.gov/apply-assistance. Ryson Vacation Rentals in Galveston is now accepting FEMA housing vouchers for those affected by Hurricane Harvey and those who are helping with relief and rebuilding efforts. Contact Ryson Vacation Rentals’ office today at (409) 206-1428 to make reservations or redeem FEMA vouchers.

State of Galveston:

Galveston fared very well compared to many surrounding areas during Hurricane Harvey. The island is prepared for visitors, refugees, and relief workers alike. Galveston’s Ryson Real Estate & Vacation Rentals is committed to serving those affected by Hurricane Harvey and relief workers and is now accepting FEMA vouchers for housing.

Many Galveston restaurants and bars are open and operating regular hours. Visitors to Galveston can choose to eat at over 90 open restaurants or enjoy a cocktail or beer at nearly 20 bars. Galveston grocery stores are open and fully stocked and there is an ample supply of gas on the island. The Seawall Urban Park is open and all seawall beaches are accessible as well as the West End beach access points. Stewart Beach will be open beginning Friday, September 1st.

The city of Galveston will be offering free downtown parking through September 14th. All attractions operated by the Galveston Historical Foundation, including Bishop’s Palace and the Pier 21 Theater, will open Friday September 1st and offer free admission through September 4th. Moody Gardens has remained open and Moody Mansion will open Friday, September 1st. The Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark will open Saturday, September 2nd. The ArtWalk downtown has been rescheduled for Saturday, September 9th.

Galveston roads are clear and dry and the Scholes International Airport remains open. Island Transit has resumed their fixed routes and demand response operations. The San Luis Pass Bridge is open and the Galveston-Bolivar Ferry is running. Highway access to Galveston continues to improve, but many routes to the island are safe and passable.


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