Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Harris County/INFORMATION MONTGOMERY & LIBERTY COUNTIES
The link below is for Montgomery County information:
For Liberty County
Contact information is below:
Coordinator – Liberty County
Mailing & Physical Address:
2400 Beaumont Avenue
Jail Administration Bldg.
Liberty, Texas 77575
HARRIS COUNTY INFORMATION BELOW:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 2, 2016
Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Harris County
(Harris County, Texas) – Disaster Recovery Centers are opening at noon today, May 2, in Harris County to help those whose homes or businesses were affected by the April severe storms and flooding.
"One of the most important things we can do in disaster response is to speed up the recovery process to get help to those who need it," said Harris County Judge Ed Emmett. "We are currently working closely with state and federal partners to move forward with the recovery process."
Representatives from Harris County, City of Houston, State of Texas, Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Small Business Administration, and other agencies will be at the centers to explain disaster assistance programs and help survivors apply for aid. Those visiting the centers can also talk to experts on ways to prevent future disaster damage.
The centers are located at:
- Bayland Community Center, 6400 Bissonnet St., Houston, TX 77074
- Greenspoint Commercial Office Building, 16800 Imperial Valley Dr., Houston, TX 77060
- Cypress Creek Christian Church and Community Center, 6823 Cypresswood Dr., Spring, TX 77379
- Lone Star College Cy-Fair Library, 9191 Barker Cypress Rd., Cypress, TX 77433
Hours at the centers are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays and closed on Sundays until further notice.
Survivors can register for FEMA assistance by phone or online before visiting a center. Going to a DRC is not a requirement of registration, but specialists there can provide guidance regarding disaster recovery and rental resources, explain written correspondence received from FEMA, inform survivors of the status of their application, make referrals to other organizations and answer questions.
Survivors can apply online at DisasterAssistance.gov or by phone (voice, 711 or relay service) at 800-621-3362. TTY users should call 800-462-7585. The toll-free lines are open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week. Applicants will be asked to provide:
- Social Security number
- Address of the damaged primary residence
- Description of the damage
- Information about insurance coverage
- A current contact telephone number
- An address where they can receive mail
- Bank account and routing numbers for those preferring direct deposit of funds
Eligible survivors should register with FEMA even if they have insurance. FEMA cannot duplicate insurance payments, but under-insured applicants may receive help after their insurance claims have been settled.
Fine Arts Festival and Online Sports Memorabilia Auction
We are looking forward to seeing everyone on Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Lone Star College in Kingwood for our 14th Annual Fine Arts Festival!
For those who cannot make it out to the Festival, or who want to get a head start, we are hosting a NEW online sports memorabilia auction this year. Now is your chance to bid on some awesome items and help us raise some funds! The Festival is a self-funded event and continues solely through the auction donations and sponsorships.
To view the items, simply go to HISDfineartsfestival.bidding4charity.com.
If you'd like to bid on any item, please create an account (no credit card information is required). The last day to bid is Friday, April 29, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.
Proceeds from the sales will go toward the following years festival and Humble ISD student Fine Arts programs and activities.
2016 Flood Recovery Info
I have been receiving inquiries as to where Montgomery County residence report their flood issues. Below is the link to Montgomery County Emergency Management with information for you.
A couple of days ago, I sent out numbers with the Presidential Disaster Declaration for the State of Texas. The numbers listed are FEMA numbers and good for anyone in the State of Texas who experienced flooding.
If you want to receive flood damage expenses, you need to Document, Document, Document! Take pictures of everything and date them! You will be surprised what a difference it will make in what you receive in damages!
Montgomery County link: https://www.piersystem.com/go/doc/1945/2812114/2016-Flood-Recovery-Info
Have a great week.
Mark Your Calendars - May 13, 2016 - C.R.T.F. Meeting Date
A reminder to mark your calendars for Friday, May 13, 2016 – 1:00 p.m. meeting of C.R.T.F. Group. Location is Kingwood Homewood Suites, 23320 Hwy. #59 North – Kingwood. Everyone is welcome!
Our guest speaker will be Jess Fields of Rosewood Funeral Homes. Jess will be discussing how a disaster in our areas, will be handled by the local funeral homes, in conjunction with the Bush Airport. During a disaster, it is very possible there will be numerous deaths. Plans are in place for handling such disasters. Disasters could be a plane crash with multiple deaths, tornadoes, floods or any type of disaster.
Everyone should be aware of the types of plans and programs that are in place with local, county, state and federal governments.
We hope to see all of you there!
Have a great week!
Federal Aid Programs for the State of Texas
April 26, 2016
Federal Aid Programs for the State of Texas
From the Federal Emergency Management Agency
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's disaster declaration issued for the State of Texas.
Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required:
- Rental payments for temporary housing for those whose homes are unlivable. Initial assistance may be provided for up to three months for homeowners and at least one month for renters. Assistance may be extended if requested after the initial period based on a review of individual applicant requirements. (Source: FEMA funded and administered.)
- Grants for home repairs and replacement of essential household items not covered by insurance to make damaged dwellings safe, sanitary and functional. (Source: FEMA funded and administered.)
- Grants to replace personal property and help meet medical, dental, funeral, transportation and other serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance or other federal, state and charitable aid programs. (Source: FEMA funded at 75 percent of total eligible costs; 25 percent funded by the state.)
- Unemployment payments up to 26 weeks for workers who temporarily lost jobs because of the disaster and who do not qualify for state benefits, such as self-employed individuals. (Source: FEMA funded; state administered.)
- Low-interest loans to cover residential losses not fully compensated by insurance. Loans available up to $200,000 for primary residence; $40,000 for personal property, including renter losses. Loans available up to $2 million for business property losses not fully compensated by insurance. (Source: U.S. Small Business Administration.)
- Loans up to $2 million for small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives and most private, non-profit organizations of all sizes that have suffered disaster-related cash flow problems and need funds for working capital to recover from the disaster's adverse economic impact. This loan in combination with a property loss loan cannot exceed a total of $2 million. (Source: U.S. Small Business Administration.)
- Loans up to $500,000 for farmers, ranchers and aquaculture operators to cover production and property losses, excluding primary residence. (Source: Farm Service Agency, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.)
- Other relief programs: Crisis counseling for those traumatized by the disaster; income tax assistance for filing casualty losses; advisory assistance for legal, veterans' benefits and social security matters.
How to Apply for Assistance:
Individuals and business owners who sustained losses in the designated area can begin applying for assistance by registering online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). Disaster assistance applicants, who have a speech disability or hearing loss and use TTY, should call 1-800-462-7585 directly; for those who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 1-800-621-3362. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (local time) seven days a week until further notice.
Follow FEMA online at http://blog.fema.gov, www.twitter.com/fema, www.facebook.com/fema, and www.youtube.com/fema. Also, follow Administrator Craig Fugate's activities at www.twitter.com/craigatfema. The social media links provided are for reference only.
FEMA does not endorse any non-government websites, companies or applications.
FEMA's mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.
President Declares Major Disaster for Texas
April 25, 2016 - 19:40
State/Tribal Government or Region:
Texas Severe Storms and Flooding
Upcoming Community Meetings with Montgomery County Emergency Communication District (Montgomery County 911)
Montgomery County Emergency Communication District
Telecommunication is rapidly evolving and the Montgomery County 9-1-1 system is adapting to take advantage of new technologies and opportunities. The Montgomery County Emergency Communication District (MCECD) is rolling out new services and improving existing systems. You are invited to learn more about these changes at any one of six identical briefings planned across the county. We hope you can join us at one of these:
Wednesday, April 27th at 6:00 p.m.
Montgomery Fire Department – Station 51
20590 Eva Street (Hwy 105)
Thursday, April 28th at 8:30 a.m.
Greater East Montgomery County Chamber
21575 Highway 59 North
New Caney, TX
Thursday, May 12th at 2:00 p.m.
Willis City Hall
200 North Bell
Tuesday, May 17th at 8:00 a.m.
Conroe City Hall – Council Chambers
300 W. Davis St.
Monday, May 16th at 6:00 p.m.
Bear Branch Elementary - Cafeteria
8909 FM 1488
Tuesday, May 24th at 8:00 a.m.
The Woodlands Township - Room 150/152 (Enter through the Board Chamber entrance)
2801 Technology Forest Blvd
The Woodlands, TX
At the briefing you will learn about:
- Smart 911 – Individuals can automatically provide critical information to 9-1-1 call-takers about you, your family, and your house such as medical conditions, access information, emergency contacts, and pets.
- Smart Facility – Property owners/managers can automatically provide helpful information about a building or campus such as floor plans, hazardous materials, key holders, and Automatic Electronic Defibrillator (AED) locations.
- Emergency Alerts – MCECD is ending a long relationship with CodeRed and improving the emergency alerting system with a new vendor.
- Text to 9-1-1 – Persons in need will soon be able to communicate with emergency operators via text messaging when a phone call is not possible or advisable.
- Multi-line Telephone Systems – Callers using a multi-line telephone system will have easier access to 9-1-1 and emergency operators will have better location information on the caller.
We look forward to seeing you to discuss these exciting improvements in emergency communications!
Community Learning Center Employment Fair April 26, 2016
Join us on Tuesday, April 26 for our next Community Awareness Seminar hosted by The Community Learning Center, located at 18901 Timber Forest Drive in Humble. This is a FREE Employment Fair where a select group of employers will be able to talk to members of the community to connect qualified applicants with open positions. Individuals will be able to come and chat, provide resumes and ask questions regarding employment opportunities. Download the flier here.
5:30-7:30 p.m. Dinner and Childcare are provided at no cost
The Community Learning Center hosts an information meeting with a community partner each month. "We are proud to be working with community partners in order to provide our parents and students special events that will showcase services available throughout our community," said Tammy Alexander, Community Learning Center Principal. "We know the importance of developing and maintaining positive relationships with all of our stakeholders and these upcoming events will be another avenue of helping all of our students and their families. We are looking forward to making new connections and building a stronger Humble ISD family."
For more information about the meeting, please call 281-641-7400.
Únase a nosotros el martes, 26 de abril para "nuestro próximo Seminario para Fomentar la Conciencia de nuestra Comunidad" auspiciado en El Centro de Aprendizaje para la Comunidad, ubicado en 18901 Timber Forest Drive en Humble. Este será una Fería de Empleo Gratuito en dónde un grupo selecto de patronos estarán disponibles para hablar con miembros de la comunidad para conectar a solicitantes cualificados con posiciones disponibles. Individuos podrán presentarse y hablar, proporcionar resúmenes y hacer preguntas con respecto a las oportunidades de empleo. Ver el volante aquí.
26 de abril:
5:30-7:30 p.m. Cena y supervision para los niños proporcionado sin costo
El Centro de Aprendizaje de la Comunidad auspicia una reunión informativa con un socio de la comunidad todos los meses. "Estamos orgullosos de estar trabajando con socios en la comunidad para poder proporcionar a nuestros padres y estudiantes eventos especiales que exhiben servicios disponibles a través de nuestra comunidad," dijo Tammy Alexander, Directora del Centro de Aprendizaje de la Comunidad. "Conocemos la importancia detrás del desarrollo y el mantenimiento de relaciones positivas con todos nuestras familias y estos eventos venideros serán otra avenida para ayudar a todos nuestros estudiantes y sus familias. Esperamos poder hacer conexiones nuevas y forjar una familia más robusta para Humble ISD."
Para más información acerca de esta reunión, favor de llamar al 281-641-7400.
Montgomery Emergency Management Link to flood recovery help
West Fork of San Jacinto River Flood Warning Extended to Tuesday Morning 4/26/16
EXTENDED TO TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2016.
The National Weather Service has extended an Flood Warning for the West Fork of the San Jacinto River, near Humble, until Tuesday morning - or until the warning is canceled.
At 7.45pm Thursday, the river was at 55.3 ft. Flood stage is 49.3 ft. Major flooding is occurring and is expected to occur for several days.
Please avoid travel through the affected areas.
Flood Recovery and Assistance Information - Debris Removal
Questions about debris (trash) removal for flooded homes in unincorporated Harris County?
Residents should call the community service department in their respective Precincts:
Harris County Precinct 1
Harris County Precinct 2
Harris County Precinct 3
Harris County Precinct 4
This information is for the unincorporated areas of Harris County. For Montgomery County, call your Precincts for information.