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.
The FEMA respresentatives (Disaster Survivor Assistants) will be in the area today, June 16, 2016, to visit the residents in the Simonton area. A representative will also be stationed at the Simonton Church. FEMA field inspectors are making rounds in the Simonton area to visit the residents that registered with the disaster assistance site.
The FEMA respresentatives (Disaster Survivor Assistants) will be in the area today, June 15, 2016, to visit the residents in the Simonton area instead of being stationed at the Simonton Church. FEMA field inspectors are making rounds in the Simonton area to visit the residents that registered with the disaster assistance site.
AccessHealth will be bringing its mobile van to Simonton Community Church on Friday, June 17, 2016. The van will be staffed by a Family Practice Nurse who will be able to see flood victims who have concerns for minor illnesses such as skin rashes. She will also be doing glucose checks and blood pressure readings.
The clinic hours will be 9 am – 12 pm and then 1 pm – 4 pm. An eligibility staff member will be also present to conduct express eligibility and registration since these will need to be completed before a patient can be seen by the medical provider.
The forms are located below:
Individuals needing assistance must bring the following documentation to qualify for services:
- Photo ID
- Any bill (telephone, cable, gas, etc…) or official mail with living address.
- Proof of income (paycheck stubs, letter from employer, bank statement showing deposit, SSI or SSD letter)
FEMA inspectors in Valley Lodge today to qualify residents for disaster assistance, for how much they qualify, and if need housing assistance. They will only do this for residents that have already filed. It is important to file. Assistance with filing with FEMA is at Simonton Church today. You can also click the www.disasterassistance.gov link.
FEMA representatives plan to be on site the Simonton Church, 9703 FM 1489, Simonton Rd, Simonton, TX 77476, starting today, Tuesday, June 14, 2016 from 10:30am – 4:00pm to register people for the May 2016 flood event. They are available to assist with giving information on how to submit the correct forms for the disaster. Residents will need proof of residency with a state issued ID.
Federal Disaster Declaration Granted For Texas Counties
Posted June 11, 2016 4:15:40 PM CDT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PARA PUBLICACION INMEDIATA
The President today granted Governor Greg Abbott’s federal disaster request for Individual Assistance for all 12 counties affected by the recent flooding, including: Austin, Brazoria, Brazos, Fort Bend, Grimes, Hidalgo, Hood, Montgomery, San Jacinto, Travis, Waller, and Washington.
Public Assistance Category B (Emergency Protective Measures) for local and state response costs and sheltering was also granted. Category A (Debris) remains on hold as water continues to recede, and pending additional damage assessments.
“I would like to thank the President and FEMA for their quick response in granting assistance to those affected by the severe weather and flooding of the past couple weeks,” said Governor Abbott. “Texans have always risen to meet the challenges they face and this time will be no different. With this latest development Texans can now begin the process of rebuilding their lives after experiencing some of the worst flooding in recent history.”
Additional counties may be added to the Governor’s request for assistance once they meet the threshold required by the federal government to request federal disaster aid.
Document Link: http://gov.texas.gov/news/press-release/22384
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