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From Texas Pride Disposal
Garbage & Recycling Service After Flood
To the residents of the City of Simonton:
In light of the recent flooding event, we have received several inquiries about service suspension and cancellation. If you are currently not residing in your house due to the flood, please contact Texas Pride Disposal at email@example.com or 281-342-8178, and we will backdate your suspension effective May 31st. When you are ready to resume service, simply email or call us again, and we will reinstate services. You will not be billed for the time your account is suspended.
Also, if you lost your trash cart or recycle bin, replacements are available by calling Texas Pride Disposal. Trash carts are available for $81.19; recycle bins are available for $12.99. Alternatively, you may use any personal trash cans or bags for your garbage, or any containers labeled RECYCLE for recycle service.
If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We are happy to assist any way we can.
Your Texas Pride Disposal Family
WATER WELL TEST UPDATE – this will be the last week for 3 day pickups at Fulshear City Hall for water testing…
Effective June 29, 2016, we will discontinue the three day a week Water Well Sample Courier Service and go to only to a one a day a week (Wednesdays only) schedule.
The one a day a week service will be discontinued at the Fulshear location July 27thh (the last Wednesday in July).
Fort Bend County will continue the mobile spraying program and monitor the weekly counts to watch for any significant upward trend in the mosquito population. The county have found unusually low trap counts in the County so aerial spraying for mosquito control will cease at this time.
Were you affected by recent floods in the Houston area?
Disaster case managers can help!
Immediate Disaster Case Managers are a single point of contact for a variety of resources and services. Case managers will advocate on your behalf for the best possible outcome during the recovery process. They can help point you and your family in the right direction by assisting with:
- Information on resources available in your area
- Assistance registering with FEMA
- Creation of a personal recovery plan to address your disaster relatedunmet needs
Who we help:
People impacted by flooding who have disaster related unmet needs in the following Texas counties: Austin, Colorado, Fayette, Ft. Bend, Grimes, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, San Jacinto, Waller and Wharton.
When meeting with a case manager, you will not receive replacement goods or products, but you WILL be connected to resource providers that can assist with obtaining support for clothing, food, household supplies, and other resources for needs directly related to the disaster.
Please visit the IDCM website for information about locations and hours of operation:
A toll-free informational line has also been established:
1-800-735-2989 for TTY – English
1-800-662-4954 fir TTY – Spanish
Protect Yourself from Disaster-Related Fraud and Scams
AUSTIN, Texas – As storms and flooding wreak havoc across Texas, FEMA officials are
warning of another danger: scam artists and unscrupulous contractors out to fleece communities
and survivors struggling to recover from disaster.
Be aware of these most common post-disaster scams:
Housing inspectors: If home damage is visible from the street, an owner/applicant may be
vulnerable to those who pose as housing inspectors and claim to represent FEMA or the U.S.
Small Business Administration.
Ask for identification. Federal and state representatives carry photo ID. A FEMA or SBA
shirt or jacket is not proof of affiliation with the government.
FEMA inspectors never ask for banking or other personal information.
FEMA housing inspectors verify damage but do not hire or endorse specific contractors
to fix homes or recommend repairs. They do not determine eligibility for assistance.
Building contractors: Natural disasters bring out fraudulent contractors offering clean-up and
repairs. When hiring a contractor:
Use licensed local contractors backed by reliable references; recovery experts
recommend getting a written estimate from at least three contractors, including the cost of
labor and materials; and read the fine print.
Demand that contractors carry general liability insurance and workers’ compensation. If
he or she is not insured, you may be liable for accidents that occur on your property.
Avoid paying more than half the costs upfront. Doing so offers little incentive for the
contractor to return to complete repairs. [Read more…]
What Texans Should Expect after FEMA Registration
AUSTIN, Texas – When disaster survivors register for federal assistance, FEMA requires
applicants to provide specific information to help determine eligibility.
When registering, all applicants will be asked for the following:
Social Security number
address of the damaged primary residence
description of the damage
information about insurance coverage
a current contact telephone number
an address where they can receive mail
annual gross household income
a bank account and routing numbers for direct deposit of funds
identification and proof of occupancy such as a lease, rent receipt or utility bill
Additionally, homeowners are asked to provide proof of ownership such as a property deed or
title, mortgage payment book, property insurance policy or tax receipts. [Read more…]
If you are having trouble with FEMA and your postal code: you can go to fbcad.org to print out your tax roll information or have your FEMA rep look it up on their tablet or come by city hall and we can print it out for you.
TCEQ disposal of livestock carcasses requires burial of deceased animals to be 300 ft from the nearest well, creek, stream, pond, lake, or river and not in a flood plain.
It must be 200 ft from property lines. When buried, needs to be 3 ft below surface and a mound of 3 ft over the carcass.
Please note that there is lime available at city hall for residents to take care of any carcass found on their property.