Hurricane Harvey Information
September 7, 2017 
Residents of District E,
 
August 28 th is a day that Houstonians will not soon forget. It was the day that thousands of Houstonians were devastated by a hurricane named Harvey. This storm disrupted our lives in major ways: destroying homes, changing school schedules, flooding our streets, and knocking out power across the city. In the aftermath, I cannot tell you how amazing it is to see Houstonians, Texans, and Americans coming together to support one another.
  
Having lived through Hurricane Katrina, I can tell you it is humbling to see emergency responders from Kentucky, California, Arkansas, Tennessee, Florida, and Louisiana here to help in addition to more from Texas cities like Garland, Flower Mound, San Antonio, and Austin. We have neighbors sheltering neighbors and communities of people delivering meals. District E is resilient and full of amazing people that are working together to get things done.
  
In the wake of such a tremendous storm, District E is working hard to take stock of all impacted areas, these are the ones that we are aware of:
  
Kingwood
  • Barrington
  • Crosby
  • Deer Cove
  • Deer Ridge Estates
  • Dunnam Road
  • Enclave
  • Forest Cove
  • Fosters Mill
  • Huffman
  • Kings Forest
  • Kings Harbor
  • Kings Point
  • Kings River
  • Kingwood Greens
  • Kingwood Lakes
  • Kingwood Villas
  • Riverbend
  • Riverchase
  • Royal Shores
  • Sand Creek Village
  • Trailwood Village
  • Woodspring Village
  • Woodstream Village
  
Southeast Houston/Clear Lake
  • Bay Oaks
  • Bay Pointe
  • Brook Forest
  • Meadowcreek Village
  • Meadowgreen
  • Northfork
  • Oak Meadows
  • Freeway Manor, North & South
  • Pipers Meadow
If your neighborhood is not included in the list above and you have been affected by the storm, please let the District E office know by emailing districte@houstontx.gov . The District E office has been working extended hours, weekends, and holidays throughout the storm to try and get resources to the affected areas mentioned above. Office staff has been across the district to collect the street names of all blocks and homes with storm debris as well as roadways that have been affected by dysfunctional traffic signals. Please continue to utilize Houston 3-1-1 to report storm and flood damage as well as issues with traffic signals by calling (713) 837-0311. The Houston 3-1-1 smartphone application can also be used to report issues directly to the city, you can find the application in the iTunes store or Google Play.
  
The remaining contents of this newsletter is a list of resources our office has gathered that will help to transition your family into recovery. We thank State Representative Huberty for providing this printable resource sheet that you may print and distribute. I encourage all District E residents to stay strong as we begin to heal our great city. 

Sincerely,

Dave Martin
The District E Office
900 Bagby, First Floor
Houston, TX 77002
 
Contact Information
  Phone: (832) 393-3008
Fax: (832) 393-3279
 
District E Team

Jessica Beemer
Chief of Staff & North
Sector Manager

Jordan McGinty
South Sector Manager

Katherine Cunningham
Administrative Assistant

City of Houston Contacts
 
City of Houston 3-1-1
(713) 837-0311
 
 
Mayor's Citizens
Assistance Office
(832) 393-0955
 
Kingwood Community Center
(281) 348-2570
 
  Community Contacts
 
   Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce

 South Belt-Ellington Chamber of Commerce
 
 
 
 
Kingwood Super Neighborhood Council
 
   
  
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District E Town Hall Meetings Cancelled
 
Council Member Dave Martin has cancelled the upcoming town hall meetings in Kingwood, scheduled for Tuesday, September 12, and in Clear Lake, scheduled for Thursday, September 14, until further notice. Due to the recent weather events and catastrophic flooding in our areas, the District E office is and will continue to focus their efforts on the recovery of our council district as well as the City of Houston.
 
At this time, an alternate date has not been scheduled. Once we confirm a new date with our scheduled speakers, we will notify the community. 
Kingwood Volunteer Opportunity

Supplies are arriving from Detroit and Arkansas in coordination with a former Kingwood resident of 25 years and are scheduled to arrive at the Kingwood Community Center (4102 Rustic Wood) tomorrow! 

We are looking for volunteers to help distribution these supplies on Friday, September 8th, Saturday September 9th, Monday, September 11th, Tuesday, September 12 and Wednesday, September 13.  

To sign up to volunteer click here
Southeast Houston/Clear Lake Trash Update

The District E office is still working to solidify trash and flood debris pick up with the City of Houston Solid Waste Department for the Southeast Houston/Clear Lake Area of our district. I assure you that our office is doing all that we can to apply pressure to City departments to get our south sector the resources it deserves and will fight until they are received. Please email swdworks@houstontx.gov with any concerns with trash and flood debris pick up in the Southeast Houston/Clear Lake Area.
City of Houston Resources

The City of Houston Emergency Information Center has prepared information and resources to help the community's storm recovery. Regular updates can be accessed at www.HoustonRecovers.org .
 
For emergencies call 911
For non-emergencies call HPD at 713-884-3131.
 
City of Houston Emergency Information - https://www.houstonemergency.org/
 
Groups or individuals interested in volunteering, please register at http://volunteerhouston.org/
3-1-1 Help and Information Line

Phone:  311 or 713-837-0311
City TDD:  713-837-0215
Email:   311@houstontx.gov
Website:  www.houstontx.gov/311/
Smartphone App - Available at App Store & Google Play
 
To request information about:
  • Food assistance
  • Water safety concerns
  • Referrals to shelters
  • Heat emergencies
  • Trash pickup schedules
  • Evacuation registration
  • City curfew
 To report:
  • Flood damage to your home
  • Flood hazards
  • Illegal dumping
  • Traffic signal outage
  • Potholes
City of Houston Solid Waste Department Information

Storm debris will be collected on an ongoing basis until further notice. Please place debris at the curb separated into the following piles:

  • Leaves, logs, plants, tree branches (do not bag).
  • Construction & demolition material - carpet, drywall, furniture, lumber, mattresses
  • Appliances - dishwashers, freezers, refrigerators, stoves, washers, dryers, water heaters
  • Electronics - computers, radios, stereos, televisions, other devices with a cord.
  • Household Hazardous Waste - cleaning supplies, batteries, lawn chemical, oils, oil-based paints, stains and pesticide
Council Member Martin and the City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department is asking residents to remove all parked vehicles from the streets in areas hit by the storm to facilitate easy access of the heavy equipment during debris collection.
 
Recycling Collection
Curbside single stream recycling collection will be suspended until further notice. Customers may bring recyclables to neighborhood depository locations or the Westpark Recycling Center located at 5900 Westpark, Mon.-Sat., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
 
Yard, Junk, And Tree Waste Collection
Yard, junk, and tree waste collections will be suspended until further notice due to the need of extra personnel for debris collection related to disaster recovery.
 
For more information, visit www.HoustonSolidWaste.org or call 3-1-1.

Clear Lake/Southeast Houston Resources

Clear Lake ISD Cares Recovery & Distribution Center at McWhirter Elementary
300 Pennsylvania, Webster 77598

Clear Creek ISD staff and volunteers have been working together at McWhirter Elementary Gym to gather supplies for CCISD effected families. For more information, you can call the center hotline at 281-284-4831 or visit http://www.ccisd.net/ccisdcares. Items can be delivered to the front of McWhirter Elementary.
 
FEMA in Freeway Manor
FEMA will be at St. Stephen's Presbyterian Church, 2217 Theta Street, Houston TX 77034 this Saturday, September 9 from 10 am - 12 noon. 

Kingwood Area Resources

TDAP shots: All Walgreens that are open in the Lake Houston Area are stocked with the TDAP shots. Almost all medical insurance covers the cost of the TDAP shot, if there is no medical insurance the cost of the shot is $64.00 and that's just the price of the shot without insurance.
  • Atascocita Walgreens: 7440 FM 1960 Rd East, 281-852-8008
  • Northpark Walgreens: 2240 Northpark Drive, 281-358-5458
  • Kingwood Drive by 494: 1210 Kingwood Drive, 281-312-6321
****Tdap is a combination vaccine that protects against three potentially life-threatening bacterial diseases: tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough). Td is a booster vaccine for tetanus and diphtheria. It does not protect against pertussis.****
 
Lake Houston Area Relief Fund - https://www.facebook.com/LHAReliefFund/
FEMA Disaster Assistance

Registering online  is the quickest way to register for FEMA assistance. If you are unable to access the internet, you can also call 1-800-621-3362.

For a list of Disaster Recovery Centers click here.

Additional resources include: 
 
SBA - Disaster Loan Assistance - eligible areas, apply online, and application status

Texas Workforce Commission - Disaster Unemployment Assistance
Additional Hurricane Harvey Resources

Houston Food Bank Helpline
If you need food and supplies call the Food Bank Helpline 832-369-9390 to find a pantry near year. Individual help offered during time of disaster.
 
Texas/United Way HELPLINE - Call 2-1-1
United Way of Greater Houston has the 2-1-1 helpline where you can call and find out what community and social programs or services, such as food, shelter, health clinics, and counseling services you may need, are closest to you. HELPLINE is free and available 24/7 in many languages. https://www.unitedwayhouston.org/our-211-helpline
 
Red Cross 1-800-RED-CROS
Shelter and resources 1-800-733-2767 - http://www.redcross.org/
Red Cross Safe and Well: Report that you are safe or to search for others:
 
The Salvation Army
Tel. (713) 752-0677 - http://salvationarmyhouston.org/
The Salvation Army has a variety of programs and services for individuals and families efforts are coordinate with United Way of Greater Houston 2-1-1 HelpLine where you can call and find out what programs or services are closest to you.
 
Looking for your towed car?
Visit: www.findmytowedcar.com. You will need to enter the complete license plate number or the vehicle identification number (VIN).
If in the unincorporated area of Harris County, call the Harris County Sheriff's Message Center tow line at 713-755-6042.