As we enter a new phase in the historic weather event that is Hurricane Harvey, I come to you with a message of hope and support. We will triumph against the unbelievable odds Harvey produced and forge ahead, working together with a common goal to rebuild our communities.
I know firsthand the heartache, hurt, and disbelief that many of you are feeling, as my family also experienced flooding in our home. We all need guidance on where to begin, how to cleanup, and tips for additional resources like local shelters and making donations.
I can reassure you the Precinct 4 Community Assistance Department is working extended hours answering questions and offering information on available resources.
I am so proud of our Road & Bridge crews and Parks Department staff who assisted our partner agencies with evacuating residents, utilizing our dump trucks and Senior Adult Program buses to quickly mobilize those in need.
Our outstanding Road & Bridge Department is also working night and day to ensure our thoroughfares are safe and passable. As cleanup efforts get underway, please remember these four Ps detailed later in this newsletter: Patience, Placement, Parking, and the Public Dumpster. Keeping streets clear of debris is essential for first responders in the event of an emergency.
Let us pray. Let us pull together. Precinct 4 is here for you!