Press release – MONTGOMERY COUNTY HAS MANY RESOURCES AVAILABLE 9.15.17

Montgomery County has Many Resources Available For Immediate Release – September 15, 2017 The Montgomery County Food Bank has food, hygiene products, cleaning supplies and more for those affected by Harvey. Their hope is to get these much need items closer to the communities in need. They can distribute the below products to any area 501(c)3, legitimate church, HOA, or other entity that is doing disaster relief. This could be a business, rotary, small nonprofit, church, etc. If you are interested in being a distribution site, please contact John Kreger – 832-978-7435. They will vet your organization, give you instruction, and will send product in pallet quantities, sorted boxes, sorted pallets. They just ask that you work with them on what they have in inventory. Categories as follows: Frozen meat, some in single serving Produce, some ready to eat like apples Nonperishable food items Cleaning supplies Hygiene items Diapers, baby food Bottled water/Gatorade   The distribution hubs remain open and available for other 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   FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) is open. 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.   Continue to monitor our website www.mctxoem.org for any further information. ###  


Atencion: Pulverización Aérea Mapa 9.14.2017

Pulverización Aérea Mapa Para Publicación Inmediatamente – 14 de Septiembre del 2017 El Departamento de Servicios de Salud del Estado de Texas nos dio un mapa demostrando las áreas que va recibir la pulverización aérea de insecticida Naled. Dependiendo de las condiciones climáticas, pulverización aérea para el condado de Montgomery está programado para comenzar hoy, 14 de Septiembre hasta 20 de Septiembre. Van a pulverizar desde el atardecer hasta el amanecer. Los aviones militares son de modificación C-130 y van a volar bajo y se pueden escuchar de lejos. El cantidad de insecticida que van a usar es una onza (una a dos cucharadas) por acre. Si usted prefiere, se puede quedar adentro su casa y asegurase que sus ventanas y puertas están cerradas durante la pulverización aérea, pero no es necesario. Los aviones van estar volando sobre el condado de Montgomery durante las horas del día. No se preocupen porque estos vuelos son para inspecciones, no van a pulverizar insecticida. Actividades afuera como el futbol americano van a ver aviones volando cerca de la tierra. Estos aviones son sofisticados para pulverizar insecticida y los pilotos van a parar de echar el insecticida cuando ven zonas pobladas. El insecticida que van a usar se llama Naled. Conforme a Centros para el Control de Enfermedades, cuando áreas grandes requiere tratamiento rápido, la pulverización aérea es el más efectivo y causa riesgo a los humanos, mascotas y otras animales. El insecticida se dispersa por unos aviones que tienen boquillas que crean gotitas del tamaño correcto para matar los mosquitos. Cuando los gotitas llegan a la tierra se disipa cuando tocan tierra o agua. El profesional licenciado usará una onza (una a dos cucharadas) por acre. Pueden quedarse dentro de la casa y cerrar sus ventanas y puertas cuando están pulverizando, no es necesario. Abajo hay una lista en que ustedes pueden eliminar los mosquitos: Tira el agua aguardado en botes o llantas para impedir que los mosquitos ponen sus huevos. Si no pueden eliminar su agua por ejemplo, pila para pájaros, pueden echar larvicidas (lo pueden comprar en tiendas) u otro maneras para prevenir los mosquitos a echar su huevos. O si tienen un estanque, pueden poner pescado que comen larvas. Utilice pantallas de puertas y ventanas para evitar que los mosquitos entren en su hogar, lugar de trabajo o en las escuelas. Usan repelentes aprobados por la EPA para evitar que ser picado. Los productos registrado por el EPA están confirmados de ser seguro y efectivo cuando siguen los instrucciones. Vístanse con ropa de colores claros, en pantalones largos y camisas de manga larga.### Continúen visitando nuestro sitio web www.mctxoem.org para más información.


Press Release AERIAL SPRAYING MAP 9.14.17

Aerial Spraying Map For Immediate Release – September 14, 2017 The Texas Department of State Health Services has provided the following spray area map for the dates of September 14th through the 20th.   Weather permitting the spraying will start tonight and will be conducted over different areas per night, from dusk till dawn. The large aircraft, a modified C-130 military aircraft, can be seen flying low and heard from a distance. The amount of insecticide used is 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.   The pilots will be conducting flights for aerial surveying during daytime hours. Do not be alarmed, these flights are not releasing insecticide. Organized outdoor activities such as football games will still see the low flying planes.  The aircraft is sophisticated enough to allow the insecticide spray to be regulated, and the pilots will stop the spraying as they fly over these highly populated areas. The insecticide that will be used is Naled.  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. Here are some ways that you can help eliminate mosquito problems: 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. ###  


Atención: Seguro Contra Inundación y Recuperación

Seguro contra inundación y recuperación Para publicación inmediatamente – 14 de Septiembre del 2017 La oficina de Montgomery County de Homeland Security y Emergency Management continúa trabajando con los contratistas recogiendo los escombros en su propiedad. Ayúdanos a ayudarles, visita el sitio web mctxoem.org para reportar sus escombros y daños en su casa o pueden hablar al 936-523-3916 para reportar. Esto nos ayuda a dirigir los camiones a su zona a recoger los escombros. O si quieren, pueden llevar sus propios escombros a uno de los sitios públicos: 1130 Pruitt Dr. – Spring 242 – Nordeste del 1314 y 242 10990 Seven Coves Rd. – Conroe Lone Star Parkway – Montgomery Más Información: Si su coche fue remolcado, hable a la oficina de Sheriff del condado de Montgomery al 936-760-5800. Si su casa u hogar sufrió daños, hable a su agente de seguro para establecer reclamación. Guarde todos los recibos de las compras realizadas en sus esfuerzos de recuperación. Tome fotos de sus escombros para mostrar los ajustadores de FEMA cuando llegan para evaluar sus daños (no impide los camiones a recoger sus escombros).   El Programa Nacional de Seguro Contra Inundaciones (NFIP, por sus siglas en inglés) de FEMA, les permite a los propietarios de vivienda, dueños de empresas e inquilinos de las comunidades participantes en NFIP comprar seguros contra inundaciones respaldados por el Gobierno Federal. Este seguro ofrece asistencia que permite cubrir los costos de reparación de los daños por inundaciones causados a los edificios y su contenido. El seguro federal contra inundaciones no es un programa de asistencia para desastres. Es un programa de seguro establecido para ayudar a los propietarios a recuperarse más rápidamente y a un costo menor. Muchas formas de asistencia por desastre, sin embargo, requieren que usted compre y mantenga el seguro contra inundaciones por cierto tiempo para calificar. Usted necesita aprender los requisitos específicos de cada programa. (FEMA, 2017, https://www.disasterassistance.gov/es/obtener-asistencia/forma-de-asistencia/4465) Preparar su Reclamación Sigue estos tres pasos Después de una inundación, hable a su agente de seguro o compañía de seguro para hacer una reclamación. Después de que pasa unos días, un ajustador te va hablar. Si no te habla un ajustador, tú puedes hablar a tu compañía de seguro o tu agente de seguro. Asegúrate que tiene esta información: El nombre de su compañía de seguro. Su numero de póliza. Un número de teléfono o correo electrónico en que te pueden contactar. Separe su propiedad dañado de su propiedad que no está dañado. Su ajustador va necesidad prueba de su casa u hogar dañada y sus cosas para preparar un estimación. Toma fotos de todo dañado, incluyendo objetos desechados, daño estructural, y niveles de agua de inundación. Haga una lista de artículos dañados y perdidos. Incluye los días que lo compro, sus valor, y recibo si es posible. Los oficiales requeire la eliminación de artículos dañados. Si pueden, saca su articulos danados de su casa y ponlos de frente su yarda. Su ajustador te va dar una forma de Prueba de…


Atención: Pulverización Aérea

Pulverización Aérea Para publicación inmediatamente – 14 de Septiembre del 2017 Dependiendo de las condiciones climáticas, pulverización aérea para el condado de Montgomery está programado para comenzar mañana 14 de septiembre de 2017 cuando comienza el ocaso. La pulverización aérea depende de las condiciones climáticas y el viento, vamos a ver la pulverización hasta el 20 de septiembre del 2017. Van a pulverizar desde el atardecer hasta el amanecer. Los aviones van estar volando sobre el condado de Montgomery durante las horas del día. No se preocupen porque estos vuelos son para inspecciones, no van a pulverizar insecticida. Actividades afuera como el futbol americano van a ver aviones volando cerca de la tierra. Estos aviones son sofisticados para pulverizar insecticida y los pilotos van a parar de echar el insecticida cuando ven zonas pobladas. El insecticida que van a usar se llama Naled. Conforme a Centros para el Control de Enfermedades, cuando áreas grandes requiere tratamiento rápido, la pulverización aérea es el más efectivo y causa riesgo a los humanos, mascotas y otras animales. El insecticida se dispersa por unos aviones que tienen boquillas que crean gotitas del tamaño correcto para matar los mosquitos. Cuando los gotitas llegan a la tierra se disipa cuando tocan tierra o agua. El profesional licenciado usará una onza (una a dos cucharadas) por acre. Pueden quedarse dentro de la casa y cerrar sus ventanas y puertas cuando están pulverizando, no es necesario. Abajo hay una lista en que ustedes pueden eliminar los mosquitos: Tira el agua aguardado en botes o llantas para impedir que los mosquitos ponen sus huevos. Si no pueden eliminar su agua por ejemplo, pila para pájaros, pueden echar larvicidas (lo pueden comprar en tiendas) u otro maneras para prevenir los mosquitos a echar su huevos. O si tienen un estanque, pueden poner pescado que comen larvas. Utilice pantallas de puertas y ventanas para evitar que los mosquitos entren en su hogar, lugar de trabajo o en las escuelas. Usan repelentes aprobados por la EPA para evitar que ser picado. Los productos registrado por el EPA están confirmados de ser seguro y efectivo cuando siguen los instrucciones. Vístanse con ropa de colores claros, en pantalones largos y camisas de manga larga. Continúen visitando nuestro sitio web www.mctxoem.org para más información. ###


Mosquito Aerial Spraying – 9.13.17

Mosquito aerial spraying For Immediate Release – September 13, 2017 Depending on weather conditions, aerial spraying for Montgomery County is scheduled to begin tomorrow evening September 14, 2017 at sunset. Since aerial spraying is contingent on weather and wind speed we will see spraying through September 20, 2017, in the dusk till dawn hours. Planes will be flying over the area during the daytime hours.  Do not be alarmed these flights are for aerial surveying only, no insecticide is being released. Organized outdoor activities such as football games will still see the low flying planes.  The aircraft is sophisticated enough to allow the insecticide spray to be regulated, and the pilots will stop the spraying as they fly over these highly populated areas. The insecticide that will be used is Naled.  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. Here are some ways that you can help eliminate mosquito problems: 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 – FLOOD INSURANCE AND RECOVERY 9.12.17

FLOOD INSURANCE AND RECOVERY For Immediate Release – September 12, 2017 Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management continues to work with our debris contractor to collect debris from your homes. Help us help you, visit mctxoem.org to self-report your debris and damage, and/or you may call 936-523-3916. This will allow us to direct debris removal trucks to those areas that have the most debris. Or you may take your debris to one of the following public drop-off debris sites. 1130 Pruitt Dr.-Spring 242 – Northwest corner of 1314 & 242 10990 Seven Coves Rd – Conroe Lone Star Parkway – Montgomery Other Information: If your car was towed contact Montgomery County Sheriff’s office at 936-760-5800. If your home has suffered damage, call your insurance agent to file a claim. Save all receipts from purchases made in your recovery efforts.   Take pictures of your debris to show FEMA adjusters when they arrive to assess your damages (DO NOT prevent your debris from being picked up by our drivers) FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program is a federal program for property owners. It focuses on reducing private and public structures impact from flooding, by providing affordable insurance. By encouraging home/business owners to retain general risk insurance, including flood insurance. (FEMA, 2017, https://www.fema.gov/national-flood-insurance-program) Filing your Insurance claim You can file your flood insurance claim by following these three steps:  Step one: After experiencing a flood, contact your agent or insurance company to file a claim. An adjuster should contact you within a few days of filing your claim. If you do not hear from an adjuster, you can contact your insurance agent or company again. Make sure you have the following information handy: The name of your insurance company Your policy number A telephone and/or email address where you can be reached at all times Step two: Separate damaged from undamaged property. Your adjuster will need evidence of the damage to your home and possessions to prepare your repair estimate. Take photographs of all of the damaged property, including discarded objects, structural damage, and standing floodwater levels. Make a list of damaged or lost items and include their date of purchase, value, and receipts, if possible. Officials may require disposal of damaged items so, if possible, place flooded items outside of the home. Step three: Your adjuster will provide you a Proof of Loss form for your official claim for damages. You’ll need to file this claim with your insurance company within 60 days of the flood. This document substantiates the insurance claim and is required before the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) or insurance company can make payment. Beware of scams, use only reputable companiesYou’ll receive your claim payment after you and the insurer agree on the amount of damages and the insurer has your complete, accurate, and signed Proof of Loss form. If major catastrophic flooding occurs, it may take longer to process claims and make payments because of the sheer number of claims submitted. More information is…


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…