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Fort Bend County Health & Human Services have received Tetanus vaccine and would like to see if residents of the City of Simonton have a need for Tetanus vaccinations. Tetanus boosters are only required once every 5-10 years. If you would like to have this service provided to the Simonton area please register at the following form “2017 Pre-Registration for Tetanus Booster” found on the following link ( http://simontontexas.gov/2017-flood-recovery/ ) so we can inform Fort Bend County Health and Human Services of the need in our area.
Family Hope is hosting a benefit to help for Flood Recovery survivors. For more information see the following link http://simontontexas.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/61e513f7bc755784acac70ebf966056a0b8b330a-1.jpg
Red Cross has provided a new resource for disaster recovery immediate assistance. For more information go to http://www.redcross.org/hhia . Anyone who is having a problem registering and qualifying with the Red Cross link should call 1-800-RED-CROSS to resolve the issue. If the issue is not resolved after calling Red Cross directly, you can fill out the “Request for Red Cross to Follow-up Form” found on the following link http://simontontexas.gov/2017-flood-recovery/
Jones|Carter will be in the area to perform the initial flood damage inspections of the buildings in the Simonton area on Monday, September 11, 2017. Home owners are not required to be present during the inspection, however, Jones|Carter will need to coordinate inspections, that is not gathered on Monday, around home owners schedule for each individual property. For more information click here: Jones and Carter Letter
An order of mandatory curfew has been reinstated on September 8, 2017, at 10:00am effective until further notice, for the entire City of Simonton jurisdiction. The curfew is between the hours of 10pm and 6am preventing persons without authority from being upon the public streets or right-of-way located within the City of Simonton. This will greatly assist law enforcement in protecting against further loss.
The city has been informed that debris that is removed from the right of way is not considered looting.
FEMA will be setting up a Disaster Recovery Site at Simonton Church, 9703 FM 1489, Simonton Rd, Simonton, TX 77476, (281) 346-1221 starting today at 1pm. The office will be open from 7am to 7pm Monday-Saturday until further notice.
Just as a reminder, all flood recovery information, including well testing and permitting, can be found on the city website, www.SimontonTexas.gov, under the “2017 Flood Recovery” tab. The Flood Damage Permit Application is also found on the “2017 Flood Recovery” tab. The form can be submitted online. After remediation and before starting to repair the property, the Flood Damage Permit application will need to be submitted and a determination letter from the floodplain administrator will need to be issued. You can review the permitting process by reading over the “Building Permit Process” section under the “2017 Flood Recovery” tab.
The TCEQ has created a dedicated web page for Hurricane Harvey.
Waste management guidance can be found here: https://www.tceq.texas.gov/assets/public/response/hurricanes/debris-separation-ROW.pdf
We anticipate flood debris collection to begin during the week of September 11th-15th. Normal household trash and bagged debris of any kind will not be picked up with disaster debris. You should continue to follow your normal garbage removal schedule. Please remove food from refrigerators, prior to debris collection. Thank you to all residents who are sorting debris according to Fort Bend County OEM recommendations.
Please continue to review the 2017 Flood Recovery tab on the City of Simonton website for information regarding, Safety, Water Samples, Remediation – 2017 Flood Permits, Non-Profit Organizations, RV Permits, and FEMA information. We will continue to update the 2017 Flood Recovery tab with on-going information.
Case Management services from Family Hope will begin in Simonton City Hall every Thursday from 12-2pm, starting next week Thursday, September 14th
This is a reminder to call your propane company to have your propane tanks checked for damages.
Water testing kits are available at Simonton City Hall. The City is working with Fort Bend County Environmental to have a schedule for residents to drop off water testing kits at Fulshear City Hall and have them delivered to Houston to be tested. The schedule is pending.
If residents desire to deliver their own water samples but do not want to drive to the City of Houston Lab, you can drop off kits at:
Envirodyne Laboratories, Inc
11011 Brooklet Dr. #230
Houston, TX 77099-3543 (located just outside BW 8 at US 59)
- Routinely accept samples Monday through Friday. Weekend drop offs can be arranged.
- The cost is $15 per sample.
- They have our own form. I have attached it for your use. http://simontontexas.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Copy-of-Envirodyne-Laboratories-Inc-Form.pdf
- They have sample bottles to use as well.
FEMA will be in the area today to help residents with Individual Disaster Assistance. You can register at disasterassistance.gov or call 1-800-621-3362
“The physical devastation that accompanies a flood is enormous. But as the flood waters recede, there may be more threats to your personal health and safety. By taking some basic precautions, you can help prevent many injuries as well as the possibility of some diseases. In the midst of all this water, remember that heat or cold can play a major role in your personal health. Drink plenty of fluids, avoid caffeine, and do not wait to get thirsty. When possible, take a break, being careful not to get any more exhausted than you already may be. Do not add weather-related health problems like heat, stress or hypothermia to your other problems. The weeks after a flood are going to be rough. In addition to your physical health, you need to take some time to consider your mental health as well. Remember that some sleeplessness, or anxiety, anger, hyperactivity, mild depression, or lethargy are normal, and may go away with time. If you feel any of these symptoms acutely, seek some counseling. Your state and local health departments will help you find the local resources, including hospitals or health care providers, that you may need.” (http://simontontexas.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/CDC-Flood.pdf)
To assist with determining remediation costs city hall has included a form “Remediation Costs – Itemized” on the 2017 Flood Recovery tab found here http://simontontexas.gov/2017-flood-recovery/ This tab will include other important recovery information when it becomes available. We anticipate having the debris pickup schedule and well water drop off schedule shortly.
The Texas Baptist Men are offering free boxes to any displaced family that needs to pack and move items to prepare for mud-out and cleaning crews. Boxes can be picked up at the southeast parking lot at Kingsland Baptist Church. Between 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM drive to the large metal building at the back of the property where volunteers are handing out the boxes – address: Kingsland Baptist Church, 20555 Kingsland Blvd, Katy, Texas 77450.