Press Release -13 de octobre -ESTE ES EL ULTIMO SEMANA PARA QUE RECOGEN LOS ESCOMBROS – ASEGURASE DE REPORTAR SU ESCOMBRO

Para Publicación Inmediatamente – 13 de octubre de 2017 Si todavía tienen escombros, asegurase de que los escombros estén en el derecho de paso y que lo reporten. Ya no va estar el aplicación en el sitio web, (www.mctxoem.org), se va quitar el 16 de octubre del 2017 a las 7:00 PM. Los contratistas no más van a recoger los escombros que fue reportado. Hay dos maneras de reportar sus escombros: Por el sitio web, www.mctxoem.org – hay una nueva forma para reporter sus escombros. LLamanos a 936-523-3916 de 8:00 AM – 5 PM Lunes a Viernes   O puedes llevar sus escombros a uno de estos lugares públicas: 242 – Esquina noroeste de 1314 y 242 de 8 Am – 5 PM (cerrar permanentemente el 16 de octubre del 2017) 10990 Seven Coves Rd – Conroe – 8 Am – 5 PM (cerrar permanentemente el 16 de octubre del 2017)   FEMA: El último día para solicitar para FEMA es el 24 de octubre de 2017. Si tienen preguntas sobre los programas que ofrece FEMA, puedes visitar uno de los Centro de Recuperación por Desastre (DRC, por sus siglas en ingles) y hablar con argentes de FEMA. Los DRC están localizada en el condado de Montgomery: El Antiguo Edificio del Departamento de Policía 700 Old Montgomery Rd Conroe, TX 77301 Domingo de Mediodía – 5 PM Lunes a Sábado 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM Tullis Library – Abren el Lunes, 16 de octubre del 2017 21569 U.S. 59 New Caney, TX 77357 Lunes y Martes y Miércoles 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM West Montgomery County Development Center 31355 Friendship Drive Magnolia, TX 77355 Domingo de Mediodía – 5 PM Jueves – Sábado 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM D-SNAP: D-SNAP abrirán el lunes, 16 de octubre del 2017 hasta el viernes 20 de octubre del 2017. Para los residents del condado de Montgomery: Montgomery County Fairgrounds (Exhibit Hall) 9333 Airport Rd. Conroe 77303 Horas de operación: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM United Way: El United Way está organizando 3 “Después Del Huracane” presentaciones sobre recuperación. Para más información llama 281-292-4155. Lunes, OCTOBER 16, 2017 – 6:00P.M. TO 9:00P.M. The Woodlands United Methodist Church 2200 Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77380 Aldersgate Hall, Esta localizado sur del edificio principal del campus Miercoles, OCTOBER 18, 2017 – 6:00P.M. TO 9P.M. Bull Sallas Park 21679 McCleskey Road, New Caney, TX 77357 Lunes OCTOBER 23, 2017 – 6:00P.M. TO 9P.M. Celeste Graves Education Support Center 31141 Nichols Sawmill, Magnolia, TX 77355 Continuan visitando nuestro sitio web www.mctxoem.org para mas informacion. ###


Press Release 10.13.17 – THIS IS THE LAST WEEKEND FOR DEBRIS PICK UP – REPORT YOUR DEBRIS

This is the Last Weekend for Debris Pick-Up – Report Your Debris For Immediate Release – October 13, 2017 If you still have debris, make sure it is in the county right-of-way and report it. The link on the website will be taken down on October 16 at 7:00pm and they will only pick up the debris that has been reported on or before that time. There are two ways to report your debris: On our website www.mctxoem.org – there is a new registration link for debris removal only By calling 936-523-3916, by 5 pm Monday October 16. You may also take your debris to one of the debris sites for public drop off: 242 – Northwest corner of 1314 & 242 – 8 am -5 pm Closing permanently October 16 at 5pm 10990 Seven Coves Rd – Conroe – 8 am – 5 pm Closing permanently October 16 at 5 pm FEMA: October 24, 2017 is the deadline for applying for FEMA assistance. If you have any questions regarding FEMA programs you can visit any DRC and speak with a FEMA representative face to face. The following Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) are open in Montgomery County: Old Conroe Police Department Building 700 Old Montgomery Rd Conroe, TX 77301 Monday-Saturday 8:00 am – 7:00 pm Sunday noon – 5pm Tullis Library 21569 U.S. 59 New Caney TX 77357 Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm West Montgomery County Development Center 31355 Friendship Drive Magnolia, TX 77355 Thursday -Saturday 8:00 am – 7:00 pm Sunday noon – 5pm D-SNAP: Montgomery County’s Disaster Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program known as D-SNAP begins on Monday October 16 and goes through Friday October 20. For Montgomery County Residents: Montgomery County Fairgrounds (Exhibit Hall) 9333 Airport Rd. Conroe 77303 Hours: 8 am – 7 pm United Way: The United way is hosting 3 – After the Storm – Montgomery County Disaster Recovery Workshops MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2017 – 6:00P.M. TO 9:00P.M. The Woodlands United Methodist Church 2200 Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77380 Aldersgate Hall, which is located on the South end of the main campus building WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2017 – 6:00P.M. TO 9:00P.M. Bull Sallas Park 21679 McCleskey Road, New Caney, TX 77357 MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2017 – 6:00P.M. TO 9:00P.M. Celeste Graves Education Support Center 31141 Nichols Sawmill, Magnolia, TX 77355   Continue to monitor www.mctxoem.org for updated and new information.   ###



Press Release – 12 de octubre – Registracion con FEMA, TSA, DUA fechas Tope y Informacion

Registración con FEMA, Ayuda de Refugio Transnacional, y Asistencia de Desempleo por Desastre fechas tope Para Publicación Inmediatamente – 12 de octubre de 2017 La fecha tope para el registración con FEMA es el 24 de octubre de 2017 Recordatorio: los inspectores no dan determinaciones sobre su elegibilidad. Recuérdense que su elegibilidad es determinada por nuestros reglamentos y póliza, no por el inspector. Un inspector hace una evaluación y graba el daño causado por el desastre. Todos los solicitantes tienen el derecho de apelar si no están de acuerdo con la decisión de FEMA. Un apelación y un queja del inspector son diferentes y si hables para uno no significa que automáticamente hablaste para el otro. Una apelación es un método para aplicar por un cambio oficial de una decisión de FEMA. Un solicitante podría someter una solicitud de apelación si no están de acuerdo con la determinación sobre su elegibilidad. Pueden hacer apelaciones sobre su elegibilidad, por el cantidad o tipo de asistencia, por aplicaciones tardes, por el solicitud de devolver el dinero, o preguntas sobre continuando su asistencia. Un queja del inspector es cuando el aplícate cree que el inspector hico algo no concedido ético o algo inapropiado. Pueden hablar 1-800-621-3362 para reportar. Si tienen preguntas sobre la validación o información que fue puesto en su puerta, pueden hablar a 1 – 800- 621- 3362 o visitar nuestro Centro de Recuperación por Desastre (DRC, por sus siglas en inglés) localizado en: El Antiguo Edificio del Departamento de Policía 700 Old Montgomery Rd Conroe, TX 77301 Domingo de Mediodía – 5 PM Lunes a Sábado 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM Tullis Library – Abren el Lunes, 16 de octubre del 2017 21569 U.S. 59 New Caney, TX 77357 Lunes y Martes 9:00 AM – 9 PM Miércoles 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM West Montgomery County Development Center 31355 Friendship Drive Magnolia, TX 77355 Domingo de Mediodía – 5 PM Jueves – Sábado 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM DR – 4332 – TX (Huracán Harvey) El Programa de Ayuda de Refugio Transnacional Extendido El programa de ayuda de refugio transnacional (TSA, por sus siglas en inglés) fue aprobado para asistencia individual para todo los condados designados. El programa de asistencia de alojamiento de emergencia (ELA, por sus siglas en inglés) proporciona financiamiento por el uso de TSA participadas hoteles, moteles y otras propiedades de alojamientos. Los solicitantes van a recibir una llamada de un marcador automático informándole sobre su elegibilidad y para localizar un TSA hotel, visita www.disasterassistance.gov o llama 1-800 – 621-3362. Los solicitantes calificados en el DR 4332 TX van estar extendido de lunes, 23 de octubre del 2017 con salida del hotel el martes, 24 de octubre del 2017. Los solicitantes elegibles deben firmar los “Términos y Condiciones” Solicitantes pueden hablar a FEME, 1-800-621-3362 y pregunten cuales alquileres están disponibles. Asistencia de Desempleo por Desastre (DUA, por sus siglas en inglés) El Texas Work Force Commission (TWC) ha extendido las aplicaciones para 31 de octubre del 2017….


Press Release – Oct. 12, 2017 – FEMA REGISTRATION, TSA AND DUA DEADLINES

              FEMA REGISTRATION, TRANSITIONAL SHELTER ASSISTANCE AND DISASTER UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE DEADLINES For Immediate Release – October 12, 2017   DEADLINE for FEMA Registration is 10/24/2017 REMINDER: INSPECTORS DO NOT DETERMINE ELIGIBILITY Remember, an eligibility decision is determined by our regulations and policies, not by an inspector. An inspector reviews and records an applicant’s disaster caused damage. All applicants have the right to appeal if they don’t agree with their FEMA eligibility decision. An Appeal and an Inspector Complaint are two different things and one does not automatically lead to the other. An Appeal is the method of applying for an official change to a decision. An applicant may submit an Appeal request when they disagree with an eligibility determination. Appeals may relate to the applicant’s eligibility, the amount or type of assistance, late applications, requests to return money, or questions regarding continued assistance. An Inspector Complaint is when the applicant believes the inspector did something unethical or inappropriate. You may call 1-800-621-3362. If you have questions of the validating or information placed on your door, call 1-800-621-3362 or visit one of our Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) located at: Old Conroe Police Department Building Conroe, TX 77301Sunday noon – 5pm Monday-Saturday 8:00 am – 7:00 pm 700 Old Montgomery Rd West Montgomery County Development Center Magnolia, TX 77355Sunday noon – 5pm Thursday -Saturday 8:00 am – 7:00 pm 31355 Friendship Drive This DRC opens Monday, Oct. 16, 2017: Tullis Library – Mobile DRC 21569 U.S. 59 New Caney TX 77357 Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm DR-4332-TX (Hurricane Harvey): TRANSITIONAL SHELTERING ASSISTANCE (TSA) PROGRAM EXTENSION Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) has been approved for ALL Individual Assistance (IA) designated counties. This emergency lodging assistance (ELA) program provides funding for the use of TSA participating hotels, motels, and other lodging properties. Applicants will receive an auto dialer call to advise them of their eligibility and to locate a TSA participating hotel at www.disasterassistance.gov or call FEMA at 1-800-621-3362. Qualified applicants in DR 4332 TX (Hurricane Harvey) will be extended through Monday, October 23, 2017 with checkout on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. Eligible applicants must sign “Terms and Conditions”. Applicants may call FEMA, 800-621-3362, and ask what rentals are available. Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has extended the application deadline to October 31. This extension allows survivors in all 39 counties declared for Hurricane Harvey to apply for disaster unemployment assistance if they have not yet done so. To apply, call 1-800-939-6631 (TTY 800-735-2989) or go to the Texas Workforce Commission’s website at twc.state.tx.us/jobseekers/disaster-unemployment-assistance. Continue to monitor www.mctxoem.org for updated and new information. ###


Montgomery County has Many Resources Available

Montgomery County has Many Resources Available: Montgomery County Food Bank has food, hygiene products, cleaning supplies and more for those affected by Harvey. These items flagged for Hurricane Harvey relief.  The only requirement to receive these items is to have been effected by this disaster. One Food for Life Way Conroe, TX 77385 936-539-6686 http://mcfoodbank.org/ Distribution hubs have other available supplies, including clothing, cleaning supplies, and other assistance. Their contact and locations are as follows: North, Central, West Montgomery County Crisis Assistance Center 1022 McCall Ave. Conroe, TX 77301 936-539-1096 Cac-mctx.org The Friends of Conroe 1712 N. Frazier Suite 118 Conroe 77301 (936) 539-6009 friendsofconroe.com Conroe First Assembly of God 3993 I 45 N Conroe, TX 77304 936-756-3445 East Montgomery County Mission Northeast 22098 Loop 494 New Caney, TX 77357 281-354-1200 Missionne.org South Montgomery County Interfaith of the Woodlands 4242 Interfaith Way The Woodlands, TX 77381 281-367-1230 Woodlandsinterfaith.org Monetary donations can be accepted at any of the locations above. Monetary donations can also be made at: The Montgomery County Community Foundation  MC Long term Disaster Recovery Fund http://www.mccfoundation.org/ If calling to make your donation please make sure to mention the Long term Disaster Recovery Fund (281) 363-8158 To donate online via PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=8S54ZS4Y4YCQY United Way 1600 Lake Front Circle Ste. 248 The Woodlands, TX 77380 Phone: 281-292-4155 https://www.unitedway.org/    


Press Release- ASSISTANCE IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY, FEMA AND D-SNAP

ASSISTANCE IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY, FEMA and D-SNAP for Immediate Release – October 09, 2017 The office of Health and Human Services will be offering the D-SNAP program in Montgomery County. Starting October 16 and going through October 20th, you can visit with a Health and Human Services representative at 9333 Airport Rd, Conroe, TX 77303 If you have any questions regarding FEMA programs you can visit any DRC and speak with a FEMA representative face to face. The following Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) are open in Montgomery County: Old Conroe Police Department Building 700 Old Montgomery Rd Conroe, TX 77301 Monday-Saturday 8:00 am – 7:00 pm Sunday noon – 5pm West Montgomery County Development Center 31355 Friendship Drive Magnolia, TX 77355 Sunday noon – 5pm Thursday -Saturday 8:00 am – 7:00 pm This DRC opening soon. Tullis Library 21569 U.S. 59 New Caney TX 77357 Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm   Debris Pickup: On October 16, 2017, the county will discontinue debris pickup.  If you still have debris, make sure it is out in the county right-of-way and you report it. There are two ways to report your debris: On our website www.mctxoem.org – there is a new registration link for debris removal only By calling 936-523-3916 You may also take your debris to one of the debris sites for public drop off: Lone Star Parkway – Montgomery- 8 am – 5 pm- Closing permanently Wednesday October 11, 2017 242 – Northwest corner of 1314 & 242 – 8 am -5 pm – Closing permanently October 16, 2017 10990 Seven Coves Rd – Conroe – 8 am – 5 pm – Closing permanently October 16, 2017 Continue to monitor www.mctxoem.org for updated and new information. ###    


Press Release – D-SNAP will be in Montgomery County 10/16-10/20

For Immediate Release – October 06, 2017 AUSTIN – Texas Health and Human Services announced it will roll out disaster food relief for victims of Hurricane Harvey to residents in Galveston and Wharton counties starting Monday, Oct. 9, and Montgomery County starting Monday, Oct. 16. The Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as D-SNAP, provides short-term food benefits for eligible families recovering from a disaster. For information on all currently approved D-SNAP sites, go to hhs.texas.gov/d-snap to find days and hours of operation. Generally, sites are open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. with certain exceptions. Location and Date for Montgomery County: October 16 – 20, 2017 Montgomery County Fairgrounds (Exhibit Hall) – 9333 Airport Rd. Conroe TX 77303 D-SNAP is available to eligible people who are residents of one of the counties with a federal disaster declaration and weren’t receiving benefits through regular SNAP at the time of the disaster. Recipients will be given a Lone Star Card that will be loaded within three days with funds to purchase food from most grocery stores. Residents of the affected counties may be eligible if they suffered damage to their home or business, loss of income or disaster-related expenses. Disaster-related expenses can include home repairs, temporary shelter or evacuation expenses. Households must bring identification when applying for D-SNAP. Common types of verification include a driver’s license or other government-issued photo identification. Eligible households will receive two months of benefits when their cards load. The benefit amount is equivalent to the maximum amount normally issued to a SNAP household of their size, within three days of applying. If families have been displaced from one of the counties receiving D-SNAP and cannot travel back to their home county, they can go to any local HHS benefits office across the state to apply for D-SNAP during the dates designated for their counties. Texas has been closely tracking eligibility and approvals for D-SNAP as benefits are delivered. Texas is administering D-SNAP based on federal guidelines and income parameters. Texas has controls in place to ensure benefits are provided to people who meet the requirements outlined by the federal program. People who purposely provide wrong information to receive disaster benefits may be denied benefits, and legal action may be taken against them. More Information People with questions about D-SNAP, including those who have special needs, should dial 2-1-1 and select option 6. For other storm-related services, including shelters, dial 2-1-1 and select option 5. For questions about TANF, Medicaid or CHIP, dial 2-1-1 and select option 2. To check benefit amounts, recipients can visit YourTexasBenefits.com (link is external) or call the Lone Star Help Desk at 800-777-7EBT (800-777-7328).   Continue to monitor www.mctxoem.org for updates on Hurricane Harvey ###