BEAUMONT - In hurricane-impacted areas, the Texas Department of Public Safety is encouraging people concerned about the whereabouts of missing loved ones to file a missing persons’ report with the appropriate local police department or sheriff’s office.

If you are not sure where to file the report, contact the DPS Missing Persons Clearinghouse at 1-800-346-3243 or email, and they will assist you in identifying the correct local agency.

DPS is also available to provide investigative and analytical assistance to local agencies in missing persons cases when requested.