Hurricane Harvey Support on Waze

To everyone impacted by Hurricane Harvey: the Waze Community is here to help. Working around the clock to ensure 24 hours of coverage, the local Waze Map Editor community is diligently keeping the Waze Map up-to-date by adjusting road closures and adding shelters to the map in real time.

As of 9 am CT on Monday, August 28th, a team of 71 Waze Map Editors have marked 1,069 closures, 977 of which are still closed, in 51 counties across Texas. This includes many of the hardest hit cities: Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Corpus Christi. And they're continually adding shelter locations based on online sources and information provided by the many local aid organizations in the area.

If you or a loved one are in the path of Harvey are are looking for help, you can tap into the Waze Community, but please, in an emergency, contact 9-1-1 first.

If you're looking to find shelter, search "help" in Waze and the app will populate with the closest shelters near you. Or, open your app and look for red rescue pins in your area.


If you're stuck on the road, or in your home, call 9-1-1 first, and then use our new Roadside Help alert. In your alert menu, tap "Request" under "Roadside help" and your location will automatically be pinned on the map and discoverable by Wazers in your area, increasing your visibility among local responders. You can also share your location via a URL in email, messaging apps and more. 


Stay safe, and please use caution if you need to travel.

The Waze Team


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