If you located in the below disaster area zip codes you qualify for assistance by FEMA. We know someone who filed out an online assistance form at FEMA.gov and they were called the next day and offered free stay in a local hotel.
For info at FEMA regarding hurricane IKE go here.
Map of Declared Disaster Areas Texas, Hurricane IKE
List of zip codes declared as disaster areas by FEMA, hurricane IKE
If you live in these zip codes you can qaulify for government assistance.