Press Release- FEMA is Here to Help 9.12.17

FEMA IS HERE TO HELP For Immediate Release – September 11, 2017 As of yesterday Sunday September 10, 2017, all Montgomery County shelters are closed. FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams continue to visit subdivisions to begin assisting people and assessing the damage. Be safe and ask for identification; their badges will have a chip. If their badge does not have a chip, report the incident to law enforcement. FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) has opened, over the weekend they helped 50 families. If you have any questions or need help with applying for FEMA go to the DRC.  There are FEMA liaisons there to help you understand the process. Location and Hours: West Montgomery County Development Center 31355 Friendship Drive Magnolia, TX 77355 Monday-Saturday 07:00 am – 7:00 pm If you received damage to your home or property, and have not done so already, register with FEMA at www.disasterassistance.gov or call 1-800-621-3362. Debris pick up is still on-going, Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management asks that if you have debris due to Hurricane Harvey to register under debris & damage report on www.mctxoem.org. If you do not have internet access and need assistance filling out the debris & damage report call 936-523-3916. Free Tetanus Shots Make sure you and your family’s shots are up-to-date. Montgomery County Public Health District is offering FREE tetanus shots for those affected by the disaster. Walk-ins are welcomed, Appointments are preferred. For appointments call 936-523-5020. Address: 1300 South Loop 336 West, Conroe 77304 Due to the outpour generosity of we have to stop accepting any donations at the Falcon Steel location.   You can continue to donate to the local hubs. If you need supplies to help your family recover, visit your community based distribution center, contact them for hours of operation. 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 If you would like to support food distribution efforts in the county, please contact Montgomery County Food Bank, 1 Food for Life Way, Conroe TX 77385, (936) 539-6686, mcfoodbank.org If you would like to support a local assistance agency, you can contact them directly or donate online via their website. Ongoing donation supplies needed: New under…


Press Release – Mosquito aerial spraying 9.8.17

Mosquito aerial spraying For Immediate Release – September 8, 2017 The rains from Harvey has caused water to collect in many areas, this standing water will cause a mass emergence of mosquitos. Because of this, we will have county wide aerial spraying. Spraying will begin next week, once we know the specific days the aerial spraying will take place we will inform the public. Besides, being a nuisance, this could also increase the number of mosquitos capable of spreading diseases like West Nile Virus and Zika. They will also impact first responders and flood recovery efforts. According to the CDC, when large areas need to be treated quickly aerial spraying is the most effective and does not present a risk to people, pets or other animals. The insecticide is dispersed by airplanes equipped with nozzles that create droplets just the right size to kill mosquitoes. Once any remaining droplets settle to the ground, they quickly break down on surfaces, in water and in sunlight. The licensed professional will use about an ounce (one to two tablespoons) per acre. If you would prefer to stay inside and close your windows and doors, when spraying takes place you can, but is not necessary. In the meantime, the Environmental Protection Agency suggests: Help eliminate any standing water (even small amounts) to prevent mosquitoes from laying their eggs. If water cannot be eliminated, such as in ornamental water features, use larvicides (available at many retailers) or other control measures to minimize opportunities for breeding. For example, you might be able to add fish that eat larvae to a pond, or add a fountain or aerator to keep the water moving. Use window and door screens to keep mosquitoes from entering your home, workplace, or children’s schools. Use EPA-registered insect repellents to prevent getting bitten. Products that are EPA-registered have been confirmed to be safe and effective when you follow the directions. Dress in light-colored clothing, long pants, and long sleeves. Before then continue to monitor our website www.mctxoem.org for any further information. ###


Press Release- Life may seem normal, but there is still need 9.7

Life may seem normal, but there is still need For Immediate Release – September 7, 2017 For a lot of Montgomery County residents life has returned to normal, but there are still families suffering from the disaster Harvey left in its path. We ask, if you are able to help your community, please do so. The Crisis Assistance Center and Interfaith are in constant need of volunteers, contact them to volunteer. Debris pick up is still on-going, Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management asks that if you have debris due to Hurricane Harvey to register under debris & damage report on www.mctxoem.org. If you do not have internet access and need assistance filling out the debris & damage report call 936-523-3916. If you received damage to your home or property, and have not done so already, register with FEMA at www.disasterassistance.gov or call 1-800-621-3362. FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams have begun to visit subdivisions and the shelters to begin assisting people and assessing the damage. Be safe and ask for identification; their badges will have a chip. If their badge does not have a chip, report the incident to law enforcement. FEMA will begin opening Disaster Recovery Center’s (DRC).  The first one opens tomorrow Friday, September 8, 2017. Location and hours: West Montgomery County Development Center 31355 Friendship Drive Magnolia, TX 77355 Opening Friday September 8, 2017 at 09:00 am -7:00 pm From then on, this DRC will be open Monday-Saturday 07:00 am – 7:00 pm   The Montgomery County Disaster Relief Distribution Center will continue to see families Friday and Saturday, on a first come first served basis. Falcon Steel America 3575 Pollok Conroe 77303 Friday, September 8, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Saturday, September 9, 2017, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm After Saturday, this location will be closed to distribution and will only receive bulk donations. Starting Monday, September 11, 2017 you can visit your community based distribution center. 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   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 If you would like to support food distribution efforts in the county, please contact Montgomery County Food Bank, 1 Food for Life Way, Conroe TX 77385, (936) 539-6686, mcfoodbank.org If you would like to support a local assistance agency, you can contact them directly…


Resources and Donation Sites

Monetary Donations: Montgomery County Community Foundation -Long Term Disaster Fund https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=8S54ZS4Y4YCQY 281-363-8158 To find out more about Montgomery County Community Foundation and their work, click MCCF United Way 211 281-292-4155 Monetary donations can also be accepted at any of the distribution centers: Distribution Centers Interfaith of the Woodlands 281-367-1230 Crisis Assistance Center 936-539-9211 Mission Northeast 281-354-1200 Friends of Conroe 936-539-6009 Montgomery County Community Assistance Recovery Efforts and Services (McCares) Fill out form below to request assistance to clean out interior of homes, cutting down trees, or help in moving trees Request form  


Ongoing Recovery

ONGOING RECOVERY For Immediate release- September 5, 2017 Debris pick up has begun, Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management asks that if you have debris due to Hurricane Harvey to register under debris pickup & damage report www.mctxoem.org. If you received damage to your home or property, and haven’t done so already, register with FEMA at Disasterassistance.gov or 1-800-621-3362. If you have any questions, concerns or need assistance in registering with FEMA or debris pickup & damage reports, call 936-523-3916. FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams have begun to visit subdivisions and the shelters to begin assisting people and assessing the damage. Be safe and ask for identification; their badges will have a chip. If their badge does not have a chip report the incident to law enforcement. The Montgomery County Disaster Relief Distribution Center is open and ready to receive families affected by the floods. Over the weekend this donation and distribution center served 1104 families. Additionally, the Crisis Assistance Center received around 800 people over the last week. Falcon Steel America 3575 Pollok Conroe 77303 Tuesday-Friday, 9/5-9/8, 9am-4pm Assistance agencies are in place throughout the county to serve specific areas of the County. All donations, cash or gift card donations can be taken at any of the following hubs. North, Central, West Montgomery County: Crisis Assistance Center 1022 McCall Ave. Conroe, TX 77301, 936-539-1096, cac-mctx.org 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 If you would like to support food distribution efforts in the county, please contact Montgomery County Food Bank, 1 Food for Life Way, Conroe, 77385, 936-539-6686, mcfoodbank.org If you would like to support a local assistance agency you can contact them directly or donate online via their website. Supplies Needed: Full size shampoo & conditioner Baby Formula Clear or white large trash bags Monetary donations Gift Cards Gas cards New socks – all sizes New underwear – all sizes A 5 gallon bucket with lid 20 oz. cotton wet mop Push broom A capped Broom Squeegee Scrub Brush Cellulose sponge Leather palm work gloves Medical exam gloves Respirator mask Heavy duty garbage bags Pine-Sol Cleaner Clorox Bleach Paper Towels Toilet paper Band aids Shaving cream Hand soap Razors Continue to monitor www.mctxoem.org for updates.  





Información Importante Después de Huracán Harvey

  ¿Preguntas Frecuentes? Hace clic en el sitio web: https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/uasi-jtti/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2017/08/31132237/Frequently-Asked-Questions-and-Answers-about-individual-assistance-in-spainsh-pdf.pdf   Limpiando escombros: Primero tienen que hacer: Si su casa ha sufrido daños, llame a su agente de seguros para presentar una reclamación. Compruebe el daño estructural antes de volver a entrar en su casa para evitar quedar atrapado en un colapso del edificio. Tome fotos de cualquier inundación en su casa y guarde cualquier propiedad personal dañada. Haga una lista de artículos dañados o perdidos e incluya su fecha y valor de compra con recibos y el lugar con el inventario que tomó antes de la inundación. Algunos artículos dañados pueden requerir eliminación de desecho, así que mantenga fotografías de estos artículos. Guarden todo los recibos de artículos que compraron para su recuperación. Cosas que debe recordar al limpiar los desechos: Use equipo de protección personal adecuado (guantes, gafas protectoras, botas) Cuando limpie las áreas inundadas, lávese las manos frecuentemente con agua y jabón o desinfectante para las manos. Tira los artículos que no se pueden desinfectar fácilmente. Desecha cualquier alimento que haya estado expuesto al agua de la inundación. Busque atención inmediata si se enferma o se lesiona. Qué hacer con los desechos al limpiar su casa inundada: Los residentes deben separar los elementos en 6 pilas diferentes en el derecho de paso del condado, no ponga escombros en bolsas de basura. Basura normal del hogar – para ser recogido por su proveedor de servicios. Cualquier basura normal del hogar puede ser embolsada o colocada en las restricciones por su recolección de basura. Escombros vegetales Construcción / desechos de demolición Los artículos blancos (refrigeradores, estufas, calentadores de agua, congeladores, acondicionadores de aire unitarios, lavadoras, secadoras de ropa, y otros aparatos grandes domésticos y comerciales similares) E-residuos (electrónica) Residuos peligrosos de los hogares Los residentes no deben colocar los escombros directamente debajo de las líneas eléctricas. Los residentes deben asegurarse de que los montones de escombros son fácilmente accesibles y que no están cerca de o inclinados contra árboles, metros, buzones, hidrantes o cualquier otra cosa que pueda dañarse durante el proceso de recolección. Los residentes no deben permitir que los escombros bloqueen la zanja de drenaje. Los residentes deben mantener los vehículos libris de escombros. Los residentes deben mantener los vehículos libres de escombros     Información  sobre Tétanos: El Distrito de Salud Publica recomienda a todas las personas que participaran en los esfuerzos de limpieza que estén al día con su vacuna contra el Tétano. La vacuna contra el Tétano debe ser recibida cada 10 años El Tétano puede ser transmitido por heridas o rasguños. La bacteria del Tétano esta comúnmente en tierra, abono o polvo. Contacte a su doctor primario para recibir la vacuna contra el Tétano. Para más información, visite www.mcphd-tx.org o www.cdc.gov


Cleaning Up Debris

In the meantime, the first steps you need to take are: If your home has suffered damage, call your insurance agent to file a claim. Check for structural damage before re-entering your home to avoid being trapped in a building collapse. Take photos of any floodwater in your home and save any damaged personal property. Make a list of damaged or lost items and include their purchase date and value with receipts, and place with the inventory you took prior to the flood. Some damaged items may require disposal, so keep photographs of these items. Save all receipts from purchases made in your recovery efforts. Things to remember when cleaning up debris: Wear proper personal protective equipment (gloves, goggles, boots) When cleaning flooded areas wash hands often with soap and water or hand sanitizer Throw away items that cannot be easily disinfected Discard any food that has been exposed to flood water Seek immediate attention if you become ill or injured What to do with debris when cleaning up your flooded home: Residents should separate items into 6 different piles in the county right-of-way, do not bag debris. Normal household trash – to be picked up by your service provider. Any normal household trash may be bagged or put out in the restrictions per your trash pickup. Vegetative debris Construction/demolition debris White goods (refrigerators, ranges, water heaters, freezers, unit air conditioners, washing machines, clothes dryers, and other similar domestic and commercial large appliances) E-waste (electronics) Household hazardous waste Residents should not place debris directly under power lines. Residents should make sure debris piles are easily accessible and are not next to or leaning against trees, meters, mailboxes, water hydrants or anything else that could be damaged during the collection process. Residents should not allow debris to block drainage ditch. Residents should keep vehicles clear of debris.