http://www.mctxoem.org/go/doc/1945/2812114/2016-Flood-Recovery-Info

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.

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

(713) 991-6881

Harris County Precinct 2

(713) 455-8104

Harris County Precinct 3

(281) 463-6300

Harris County Precinct 4

(281) 353-8424

This information is for the unincorporated areas of Harris County. For Montgomery County, call your Precincts for information.

Join us for food, fun and golf!

The Clubs of KingwoodFirday, June 17, 2016

Register to play at www.clubcorpcharityclassic.com and select The Clubs of Kingwood.

To Benefit:

HAAMAugie's QuestE.P.C.F.

HAAMDear Friends,

Yesterday's historic floods impacted families across the Houston area, including some in northeast Harris and east Montgomery Counties, where much of HAAM's work is directed. While the flooding in our service areas was not as extensive as some other parts of the region, we realize there may be some isolated incidents of significant damage and impact. We want you to know that we are committed to helping our neighbors in need to recover as quickly as possible. If individual clients and families turn to us for help, please know that we will do all we can for them, as we do daily. We will also respond, as best we can to requests for help from other agencies and service providers outside of our immediate community. We believe that now is the time for us to pull together for the benefit of ALL of our neighbors. Thank you for your ongoing support of our work on behalf of those in need.

Sincerely,

Millie Garrison
Executive Director
Humble Area Assistance Ministries

lightningApril 18, 2016

What is the Danger?

Torrential rainstorms has caused flooding of roadways and homes over large parts of north and northwest Harris County overnight. The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Emergency for parts of the area due to the historic rainfall received overnight.

This is a life threatening flooding event.

What You Should Do:

Stay out of flood waters! If you are at home, STAY THERE. If flood waters enter your home, STAY THERE. To risk crossing flooded streets or overflowing streams means certain death!

Just six inches of water can sweep and adult off of their feet and just two feet of water can move a car – even an SUV. Be Smart: Turn Around, Don’t Drown.

Residents should continue to monitor local media and the National Weather Service for forecast information, school and government office closures, and other lifesaving information.

Various watches and warnings may be issued. Be prepared to act quickly to protect yourself and your family.

Residents are urged to report house flooding at www.readyharris.org/go/survey/1829/11787/ or by calling the Harris County Flood Control District’s phone bank at 713-684-4000. Call 911 only if you believe your life is in danger.

Where you can learn more:

www.readyharris.org

Texas - Sales And Use Tax - 2016 emergency preparation supplies sales tax holiday.

The Texas Comptroller's Office has issued a publication informing taxpayers that the emergency preparation supplies sales tax holiday for 2016 will begin at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, April 23, and end at midnight on Monday, April 25.

During this period, certain emergency preparation supplies can be purchased tax free with no limit on the number of qualifying items that can be purchased, and no exemption certificate is required. Qualifying items include: (1) for a purchase price of less than $3,000, portable generators; (2) for a purchase price of less than $300, hurricane shutters and emergency ladders; (3) for a purchase price of less than $75, batteries, single or multipack (AAA cell, AA cell, C cell, D cell, 6 volt, or 9 volt), first aid kits, fuel containers, ground anchor systems and tie-down kits, hatchets axes, mobile telephone batteries and mobile telephone chargers, nonelectric coolers and ice chests for food storage, nonelectric can openers, portable self-powered light sources (flashlights), portable self-powered radios (including two-way and weather band radios), reusable and artificial ice products, smoke detectors, fire extinguishers and carbon monoxide detectors, and tarps and other plastic sheeting.

However, the following do not qualify: batteries for automobiles, boats, and other motorized vehicles; camping stoves; camping supplies; chainsaws; plywood; extension ladders; stepladders; tents; repair or replacement parts for emergency preparation supplies; and services performed on, or related to, emergency preparation supplies.

Delivery, shipping, handling, and transportation charges are part of the sales price, and if the emergency preparation supply being purchased is taxable, the delivery charge is also taxable (e.g., if a rescue ladder is purchased for $299 with a $10 delivery charge, tax is due on $309 because the total sales price of the ladder is more than $300). (Tax Publication 98-1017, Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax Holiday, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, 03/01/2016

http://comptroller.texas.gov/taxinfo/taxpubs/tx98_1017.html

Here are the predictions for the upcoming Hurricane Season. Remember, be ready, it only takes one to cause problems. They don’t have to be a hurricane either. Remember Allison? We have people in South Humble areas, that never recovered 100% from that one.

Reminder: Saturday, 4.16.16, the Humble Rotary Fish Fry/Car show, at the Humble Civic Center!

First 2016 Hurricane Season Forecast

The 50th Annual Fish Fry & Car Show

East Fish - Change Lives

Saturday, April 16, 2016, 11am to 3pm

(Car registration 9am to 11am)

Class Awards and Best of Show Awards!

Humble Civic Center Arena

8233 Will Clayton Pkwy., Humble, Texas 77338

Entry Fee: $30 includes Fish Fry meal for one. Extra meal ticket only $12

Fired catfish, coleslaw, water, tea, or coffee. Dessert and sodas are available for sale. Music, silent auction, door prizes, and more!

$100 Raffle Ticket

Grand Prize 2016 Chevy Camaro courtesy of Robbins Auto Mall

Bring the Family & Friends

For additional information call Tom Gibbins, 281-435-6879.

April 13 and May 4, 2016

When: Wednesday, April 13, 2016, and Wednesday, May 4, 2016

WHERE: Lone Star College-Kingwood Campus in Parking lot F

Time: 11:00 A.M. TO 1:00 P.M.

This event is sponsored by Lone Star College and surrounding agencies.

EVERYONE IS WELCOME. No need to show any type of wage verification, it is free to everyone.

In the past, they have given out a lot of different fresh vegetables.