Here's how to help those hit by Texas tornadoes, find shelter, report damage – Austin American-Statesman

The multiple tornadoes that touched down in Central Texas left several homes and businesses severely damaged across Travis, Williamson and Bastrop Counties. 
If your home or property was affected by the storm, here’s a list of resources to get help. 
The Austin Disaster Relief Network opened the Central Texas
Tornadoes Relief Fund to help residents affected by the tornadoes Monday. 
“We can already see that dozens of homes have been ripped all the way to their foundations,” ADRN Executive Director Daniel Geraci said in a statement. “Central Texas residents will need support from the entire community today, tomorrow, and for many weeks to come. Our neighbors need help with everything from cleaning up debris,
replacing lost and damaged clothes and furniture, and rebuilding the structure of their homes. »
On Tuesday the Round Rock school district’s Partners in Education Foundation announced it is working to assist families by providing food and supplies.
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Anyone who would like to donate to this effort, can visit the foundation’s website. To donate, select “other” from the dropdown menu and specify your donation as « Tornado Relief. »
All donations will directly support Round Rock school district students and families affected by the storm. The Foundation is working with principals to identify needs and get food, blankets, mattresses, and other necessities to families.
State officials on Monday said the Texas Emergency Management Division and the Texas Department of Public Safety are working to identify people who need to be evacuated.
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American Red Cross teams on Tuesday were assessing damages around the Austin and surrounding areas. Anyone who needs help can call 800-RED-CROSS or visit
Here’s where to find shelter in Central Texas: 
Two temporary shelters were established in Round Rock
On Monday, officials with the Texas Division of Emergency Management encouraged residents affected by the storms, which produced large hail, damaging winds and dangerous tornadoes, to report damage to property by submitting a damage assessment survey. 
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« The information provided in the survey aids emergency management officials gain an understanding of damages that have occurred and help officials determine if the state meets federal requirements for various forms of disaster assistance, as well as identify any immediate resource needs, » the agency said in a statement Monday.
The damage survey can be filled out in English and Spanish online by visiting and clicking on « March Severe Weather. » The website also offers instructions to apply for disaster assistance.