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 ###  



DRCs Están abiertos si tiene alguna pregunta para FEMA

DRCs Están abiertos si tiene alguna pregunta para FEMA Para Publicación Inmediatamente – 06 de Octubre del 2017 Si se le negó la asistencia de FEMA y / o no está de acuerdo con el resultado, está en su derecho de apelar la decisión. Debe enviar una carta de apelación a FEMA solicitando una reconsideración. Es muy importante que esto se haga dentro de 60 días de la fecha de su carta de inelegibilidad. Si tiene alguna pregunta con respecto a los programas de FEMA, puede visitar cualquier DRC y hablar con un representante de FEMA cara a cara. Los siguientes Centros de Recuperación por Desastre (DRC) están abiertos en el Condado de Montgomery: El antiguo edificio del Departamento de Policía 700 Old Montgomery Rd Conroe, TX 77301 Domingo mediodía – 5pm Lunes a Sábado 8:00 am – 7:00 pm Tullis Library- 21569 U.S. 59 New Caney TX 77357 Lunes,  Martes y Miércoles 9:00 am – 6:00 pm West Montgomery County Development Center 31355 Friendship Drive Magnolia, TX 77355 Domingo mediodía – 5pm Jueves a Sábado 8:00 am – 7:00 pm Programa Nacional de Seguro contra Inundaciones (NFIP): Para ayudar a los propietarios con seguro de inundación cuyas casas sufrieron daños de Harvey, el NFIP ha renunciado a algunos requisitos para facilitar la obtención de anticipos más rápidos. Los titulares de pólizas con preguntas sobre su póliza, mapeo de llanuras de inundación, gestión de llanuras inundables, subvenciones para Mitigación de Peligros y pregunta general puede llamar (800) 621-3362 y del menú principal oprime 4. El Programa De Viviendas Temporales De FEMA: La asistencia temporal de rentar de FEMA ofrece subsidios a propietarios e inquilinos elegibles  a los que fueron desplazados de su residencia mientras se realizan reparaciones o transición a otra vivienda permanente. El dinero puede ser usado para rentar una casa, un apartamento, una casa prefabricada, otra vivienda o un vehículo recreativo. Estas subvenciones no necesitan ser pagadas. Hay varias formas de contactar a FEMA: Disasterassistance.gov Llama a 800-621-3362 entre las horas de 6 AM y 10 PM. Los quienes usa 711 o servicio de retransmisión de video pueden llamar al 800-621-3362. Los quienes usa TTY pueden llamar al 800-462-7585. Debido a la alta demanda, las líneas pueden estar ocupadas. Por Favor tenga paciencia, y vuelve llamar en la mañana o en la tarde cuando las llamadas puede ser menor. Visite un centro de recuperación de desastres de FEMA (DRC). Están aquí para ayudarle a través del proceso, ayudarle a entender su papeleo y ayudarle. Recogida de Escombros El 16 de octubre de 2017, el condado van a descontinuar el recolección de escombros. Si usted todavía tiene escombros, asegúrese de que está en el derecho de paso del condado y reportelo. Hay dos maneras de reportar sus escombros: En nuestra página web www.mctxoem.org – hay una nueva forma para recoger esombros. O llamanos a 936-523- 3916 de 8AM – 5PM lunes a Viernes. Tambien pueden llevar sus escombros a uno de a una de estas localización publica: Lone Star Parkway – Montgomery de…


Press Release – Montgomery County Debris Removal – 10.03

  Montgomery County Debris Removal For Immediate Release – October 03, 2017 Just under two weeks remain for county operated and managed debris removal. After October 16, 2017 it will be the responsibility of the homeowner to dispose of debris caused by Hurricane Harvey. If you still have debris, report it as soon as possible, and place it in the county right-of-way. The county right-of-way is between the road and ditch or within 10’ from the edge of the road. Crews will not go onto private property to collect your debris. 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 936-523-3916You may also take your debris to one of the debris sites for public drop off: 242 – Northwest corner of 1314 & 242 – 8am -5pm – Closing permanently October 16, 2017 10990 Seven Coves Rd – Conroe – 8am – 5pm – Closing permanently October 16, 2017 Lone Star Parkway – Montgomery- 8am – 5pm- Closing permanently October 16, 2017 Remember to separate your debris and place in the county right-of-way, Do Not Bag Debris: Normal household trash- to be picked up by your service provider. Any 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 that could be damaged during the collection process. Residents should not allow debris to block drainage ditch. Residents should keep vehicles clear of debris. Continue to monitor www.mctxoem.org for updated and new information. ###


Press Release- United Way Case Management Starts on Tuesday – 9.29.17

United Way Case Management Starts on Tuesday For Immediate Release – September 29, 2017 Beginning Tuesday October 3rd, there will be a case management team at the United Way Office.  Location: first floor,1600 Lake Front Circle, The Woodlands, TX 77380. They are here to assist and assess your additional needs following Hurricane Harvey. This assistance may be available to you, if the following two conditions are met:  1) You must have applied for FEMA, and 2) were either denied or funds received from FEMA were insufficient and still need assistance. We highly encourage our citizens to visit with a case manager, and allow this opportunity to help you get further along the road to recovery. Continue to monitor www.mctxoem.org for updated and new information.


Press Release – MONTGOMERY COUNTY DEBRIS REMOVAL- 9.29

MONTGOMERY COUNTY DEBRIS REMOVAL For Immediate Release – September 29, 2017 County operated and managed debris removal will be discontinued on October 16, 2017. If you still have debris make sure it is out now, so that we can arrange for it to be picked up. It is important to understand that your debris needs to be in the county right of way between the road and ditch or within 10’ from the road. Crews will not go onto private property to collect your debris. Contact the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management 936-523-3916 to report that you have debris in the right of way. There are also debris sites for public drop off: • 1130 Pruitt Dr.-Spring – Closing permanently Sunday, October 1, 2017 o Friday: 7:00a-5:00p o Saturday: CLOSED o Sunday: 7:00a-5:00p • 242 – Northwest corner of 1314 & 242 – 8am -5pm – Closing permanently October 16, 2017 • 10990 Seven Coves Rd – Conroe – 8am – 5pm – Closing permanently October 16, 2017 • Lone Star Parkway – Montgomery- 8am – 5pm- Closing permanently October 16, 2017 Remember to separate your debris and place in the county right-of-way, Do Not Bag Debris: 1. Normal household trash- to be picked up by your service provider. Any household trash may be bagged or put out in the restrictions per your trash pickup. 2. Vegetative debris 3. Construction/demolition debris 4. White goods (refrigerators, ranges, water heaters, freezers, unit air conditioners, washing machines, clothes dryers, and other similar domestic and commercial large appliances) 5. E)waste (electronics) 6. 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 that could be damaged during the collection process. • Residents should not allow debris to block drainage ditch. • Residents should keep vehicles clear of debris. Continue to monitor www.mctxoem.org for updated and new information. ###


Press Release- You Could Be Eligible for More Financial Assistance 9.26.17

You could be eligible for more financial assistance For Immediate Release – September 26, 2017 Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management continues to work with FEMA to get assistance for the citizens. Some of this assistance is up to you to obtain, if you were referred to the U.S. Small Business Administration or received an application for an SBA loan we strongly encourage you to apply. You could be missing out on additional financial assistance. You must complete an SBA application in order to see if you qualify for some of the Other Needs Assistance Program grants. If an SBA loan is offered, acceptance is not necessary and will not disqualify you from the Other Needs Assistance Program. You may be eligible to receive other financial assistance such as. The state provides these grants to repair or pay for: Disaster‐related medical or dental costs. Disaster‐related funeral and burial costs. Clothing; household items (room furnishings, appliances); tools (specialized or protective clothing and equipment) required for your job; necessary educational materials (computers, school books, and supplies). Fuels for primary heat source (heating oil, gas, firewood). Disaster‐specified clean‐up items (wet/dry vacuum, air purifier and dehumidifier). A vehicle damaged by the disaster. Moving and storage expenses related to the disaster (moving and storing property to avoid additional disaster damage while disaster‐related repairs are being made to the home). Other necessary expenses or serious needs as determined by the State and FEMA.   The application is not required for survivors seeking temporary rental assistance. Additionally SBA has extended disaster assistance to private nonprofit organizations that provide essential services of a governmental nature are eligible for assistance. Red Cross has launched an on-line financial assistance program and you can apply online at https://harveyhelp.redcross.org/index.html. Montgomery County can use volunteer hours as a match of county contributions for FEMA reimbursement. If you are a nonprofit or other organization that volunteered or had volunteers helping with Harvey efforts, please contact the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to file the correct paperwork. This will act as an in-kind donation to Montgomery County and will count towards part of the percentage that we must pay for Harvey relief efforts. Debris sites for public drop off: 1130 Pruitt Dr.-Spring – Closing October 1, 2017 242 – Northwest corner of 1314 & 242 – Closing October 16, 2017 10990 Seven Coves Rd – Conroe – Closing October 16, 2017 Lone Star Parkway – Montgomery- Closing October 16, 2017 County operated and managed debris removal will be discontinued on October 16, 2017. If you still have debris make sure it is out for pick up before that date. Contact the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management 936-523-3916 to report that you have debris in the right of way.  Remember to separate your debris and place in the county right-of-way, Do Not Bag Debris:   Normal household trash- to be picked up by your service provider. Any household trash may be bagged or put out in the restrictions per…


MOSQUITO SPRAYING COMPLETE 9.22.17

  For Immediate Release – September 22, 2017 The Department of Defense was able to finish spraying Montgomery County last night. As of now there will be no more aerial spraying. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.   Continue to monitor www.mctxoem.org for updates on Hurricane Harvey ###  MOSQUITO SPRAYING COMPLETE 9.22.17 For Immediate Release – September 22, 2017 The Department of Defense was able to finish spraying Montgomery County last night. As of now there will be no more aerial spraying. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.   Continue to monitor www.mctxoem.org for updates on Hurricane Harvey ###


La Pulverización De Mosquitos Se Extenderá 9.21.17

LA PULVERIZACIÓN DE MOSQUITOS SE EXTENDERÁ Para Publicación Inmediatamente – 21 de septiembre Del 2017 El Departamento de Defensa no pudo pulverizar la última noche por los condiciones de la clima. Si el clima nos permite, ellos van a terminar la pulverización aérea hoy en la noche. Nosotros informaremos el público cuando terminen de pulverizar. Si tiene receptores sensibles, es decir, abejas, mascotas y jardines orgánicos, continúan supervisando nuestro sitio web para las últimas noticias www.mctxoem.org. ###