Mud-Out Assistance

Caring for Your Home

Because more than 6,000 homes in the Katy area sustained flood damage, mud-out crews have been working non-stop to help homeowners. With a backlog of hundreds of homes, it may be a while before help comes your way.  So, don’t wait for help to arrive. There are some things you can do to mitigate the damage to your home. The infographic below offers some general guidelines to help you get started. For more detailed information, read If My Home Floods.

Need Boxes?

The Texas Baptist Men are offering free boxes to any displaced family that needs to pack and move items to prepare for mud-out and cleaning crews. You can pick up boxes at the southeast parking lot at Kingsland Baptist Church. Drive to the large metal building at the back of the property and our teams will give you whatever you need. Our crew will assist you between 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM.

Kingsland Baptist Church
20555 Kingsland Blvd
Katy, Texas 77450

Application for Assistance

The Texas Baptist Men Disaster Relief Team is one of the most highly regarded disaster relief agencies in the world, and with good reason. They have earned this reputation. This organization is on the governor’s speed dial and can mobilize with little notice. Their teams provide assistance to homeowners who have experienced loss due to floods, fires, hurricanes, tornadoes, and other natural disasters.

In the case of flooding, teams help homeowners to do mud-out — a general term that refers to boxing up belongings that can be salvaged, cleaning out debris, and removing damaged sheetrock, insulation, and appliances. The Texas Baptist Men also mobilize feeding units, chainsaw crews, and shower and laundry units. They remain on the scene until the work is done. The only thing they leave behind is hope and a reminder that no one has to face tough times alone.

Kingsland Baptist Church is serving as command central for the Texas Baptist Men’s operation in Katy. If you are a homeowner in need of mud-out assistance, please complete the Property Owner’s Request for Assistance and return it to the missions office at Kingsland or email the form to Mary Whittington. It’s ok to take a pic of the form as long as it is legibly clear.

Once the TBM office receives your form, they will assign it to a TBM representative who will visit your home once the water recedes to assess the damage and guide you through the protocols that must be met before a mud-out crew is assigned. Because of the volume of applications we have received, it may be a few days before you receive a phone call to schedule the assessment. And, one the assessment is complete, there will likely be a wait as we work through the cases in our queue. So, please be patient as we are currently serving thousands.