FORT BEND COUNTY, TX –
There are approximately 24,706 CenterPoint customers without power or 13.6% of the county as of noon on Sunday, September 21.
Stafford will remain in operation from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. through Monday, September 22nd at Southern Ice Cream Corp., 13755 Greenland Dr., Stafford. The P.O.D. site is distributing ice, water and food.
The work continued Sunday, September 21, with 12 Road & Bridge crews and 109 contractor crews. Things are moving in the county to pick up the debris caused by the storm. Over the next 90 days, it is estimated that almost one-million cubic yards of debris will be collected; that equates to 67,000 filled dump-trucks.
Fort Bend County has requested and received a waiver from FEMA to collect debris from gated communities. In order to collect the debris, residents will be required to bag and stack debris at the curb side, plus each private subdivision must execute a Debris Removal Access Agreement. Call 281-342-6185 for more information.
Fort Bend County has also asked the Texas Department of Transportation to allow the county to collect the debris on farm to market state highways. The county is still waiting for response from TxDot.
The county is on day five of debris pickup. So far, about 50,000 cubic yards of debris has been picked up through Saturday.
Fort Bend County Transportation
Fort Bend County Transportation will resume normal operations on Monday, September 22. All shuttle services will run a full schedule and demand services will be available.
New Info for Fort Bend ISD
The majority of the school district is to report for regular classes on Monday, September 22nd with the exception of the following schools that remain without power: Briargate, Dulles, E.A. Jones, Lexington Creek, Ridgegate; also, Quail Valley Middle, Missouri City Middle, Christa McAuliffe Middle, First Colony Middle, and Dulles Middle; also Dulles High, Hightower High, Progressive High, and Willowridge High.
Stay tuned to the district website (www.fortbendisd.com) for the most current updates. The district will provide periodic updates through the website, telephone call outs, media alerts and campus marquees. Please share this information with friends and neighbors who do not have power.
YMCA of Greater Houston
YMCA facilities that have power are opening their doors to the community for showers and battery charging. This does not require a YMCA membership. You may go to any open YMCA and charge your cell phone and laptops. Hot showers are also available. The public needs to bring their towels, toiletries and shower shoes. Please log onto www.ymcahouston.org for more information.
Lone Star Legal Aid
Lone Star Legal Aid in collaboration with State Representative Dora Olivo, is holding a free presentation about FEMA deadlines, disaster related unemployment, home repair scams resulting from the hurricane and other legal issues for local residents affected by Hurricane Ike. Our organization provides free legal assistance to low-income families and individuals. The free community meeting takes place:
Tuesday, September 23, 2008 at 7:00 p.m.
Christ Temple-Deliverance Church of God in Christ
3701 McHard Rd. – Missouri City, Texas 77489