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Three Disaster Recovery Centers Open In Houston Area

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Houston, Texas – September 12th, 2017: Three State of Texas/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers opened on September 11th in the cities of Katy, Baytown and Houston. As more locations open, updates will be provided. Disaster recovery centers offer in-person support to individuals and businesses in 39 counties included in the Texas federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent floods.

Recovery specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the State and other agencies will be at the centers to talk about assistance and to help anyone who needs guidance in filing an application.

The new centers are at the following locations:

  • Katy Mills Mall (Fort Bend/Harris County)
    • 5000 Katy Mills Circle
    • Katy TX 77494
    • Hours: Daily, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Baytown Community Center (Harris County)
    • 2407 Market Street
    • Baytown TX 77520
    • Hours: Daily, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Greenspoint Mall (Harris County)
    • 263 Greenspoint Mall
    • Houston TX 77060
    • Hours: Daily, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) disaster assistance employees are committed to helping businesses and residents rebuild as quickly as possible. SBA representatives are available to answer questions about SBA’s disaster loan program and help business owners and residents apply to SBA.

Disaster Recovery Centers are accessible to people with disabilities. Centers have assistive technology equipment allowing disaster survivors to use amplified telephones, phones that display text, amplified listening devices for people with hearing loss, and magnifiers for people with vision loss. Video Remote Interpreting is available and in-person sign language is available by request. The centers also have accessible parking, ramps and restrooms.

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If possible, homeowners, renters and businesses should register with FEMA before visiting a recovery center. Eligible residents may register for assistance the following ways:

The following information is helpful when registering:

  • Address of the location where the damage occurred (pre-disaster address).
  • Current mailing address.
  • Current telephone number.
  • Insurance information.
  • Total household annual income.
  • Routing and account number for checking or savings account (this allows FEMA to directly transfer disaster assistance funds into a bank account).
  • A description of disaster-caused damage and losses.

Disaster survivors can visit any of the centers for assistance. Locations of other recovery centers are online at www.fema.gov/DRC.

FEMA Quick Reference Guide

FEMA Registration and Help Desk: 1-800-621-3362/TTY: 800-462-7585

Flood Insurance Questions: 1-800-621-FEMA, option 2

FEMA Links

FEMA Online Registrations for Residents: www.disasterassistance.gov

FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) Locator: http://asd.fema.gov/inter/locator/home.htm

Hurricane Harvey Webpage: www.fema.gov/hurricane-harvey

Hurricane Harvey Rumor Control: www.fema.gov/hurricane-harvey-rumor-control

Individual Disaster Assistance: www.fema.gov/individual-disaster-assistance

 

FEMA Resources for Foreign Language Speaking or Disabled Residents

Resources for People with Access & Functional Needs

Spanish: www.fema.gov/es/disaster/4332

Arabic:  www.fema.gov/ar/disaster/4332

Urdu:    www.fema.gov/ur/disaster/4332

Vietnamese: www.fema.gov/vi/disaster/4332

Korean:   www.fema.gov/ko/disaster/4332

Chinese:  www.fema.gov/zh-hans/disaster/4332

Tagalog:   www.fema.gov/tl/disaster/4332

 

Temporary Work

Customer Representatives (Various Locations): https://careers.fema.gov/hurricane-harvey

Various Local Hire Positions (Texas): http://www.twc.state.tx.us

 

Fraud Reporting

FEMA Disaster Fraud Hotline: 1-866-720-5721

FTC Disaster Fraud Reporting: www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov

Texas Attorney General’s Office: www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/cpd/disaster-scams or 800-252-8011

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Crime & Security

Fight Breaks Out At HEB Grocery Store Between Customer and Store Employee

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Spring, Texas – November 21st, 2017: On November 19, 2017, deputies with Precinct 4 Constable Mark Herman’s office responded to the HEB located at 2100 FM 2920 Road, in reference to an in-progress fight disturbance inside the store. Upon arrival, Constable Deputies discovered that a female shopper and female store employee was involved in a verbal altercation. During the verbal exchange between the 2 females, two males began to intervene at which time, a physical fight began inside the store.

A total of 8 Constable Patrol cars responded, due to the crowd and quickly got the situation under control. Both Male suspects were issued class C citations and will be summoned before a Judge for their actions.

“With the Holidays here many people have short tempers, however, acting this way and violating state laws will not be tolerated. Everyone needs to be patient and set examples to be followed during these times.”- said Constable Mark Herman.

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Spring Chick Fil A Offering FREE Chick-N-Mini’s on Black Friday

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Spring, Texas – November 20th, 2017: Two area Chick Fil A locations have announced their “Black Friday Special”… FREE Chick-N-Mini’s with any purchase. The offer is valid all day long and two participating area locations.

Valid only at 5905 FM 2920 Spring, 77388 & 430 Cypress Creek Parkway Houston, 77090.

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Cold Front On The Way; 25MPH Wind Gusts and Temps in 40’s – 50’s

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Spring, Texas – November 18th, 2017: Gusty northernly winds and temps in the high 40’s and lower 50’s can be expected in the Spring area after a cold from pushes through our area.

You’ll know exactly when the cold front arrives as you will experience winds gusting up to 25MPH and temps will begin to fall from the 80’s down into the 60’s. By late afternoon, the front should have pushed off of the Southeast Texas Coast. Light showers cannot be ruled out as the front passes through however severe weather is not forecast.

Spring should stay on the cool side on Sunday but we warm up again on Monday. It appears that Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday will feature warm weather and partly cloudy skies. We are looking at the possibility of another cold front next weekend but it is too far out to give any specifics.

Have a phenomenal weekend!

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