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FEMA Advises Disaster Applicants to Beware of Rumors, Misinformation, and Fraud

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is raising awareness that Hurricane Harvey disaster survivors, and their friends and family, must be alert for false rumors, scams, identity theft, and fraud. Although many Americans are working hard to help their neighbors now, during chaotic times, some will always try to take advantage of the most vulnerable. To dispel some of the false rumors circulating on the internet and social media, FEMA created a dedicated […]

Disaster Unemployment Aid Available for Ten Additional Counties

AUSTIN – The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) today announced that 10 counties including, Austin, Bastrop, DeWitt, Gonzales, Karnes, Lavaca, Lee, Polk, Tyler and Walker, have been added to Presidential Disaster Declaration FEMA 4332-DR. TWC is accepting applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) from individuals whose employment or self-employment was impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Individuals who live in, work in, or travel through these ten counties must be submitted by October 5, 2017. TWC’s website contains more […]

EagleView Donates Post Storm Imagery via Online Tool to Help Hurricane Harvey Evacuees Assess Property Damage

Updated, detailed photos can show them Harvey’s impact on their homes  Bothell, WA (Sept. 3, 2017) —EagleView Technologies (“EagleView®”), the leading provider of aerial imagery and property analytics for the government, insurance and commercial sectors, this week mobilized a fleet of nearly two dozen aircraft to capture detailed, bird’s eye view images of Hurricane Harvey’s damage to help evacuees assess the storm’s impact on their homes. As of this morning, limited post-event imagery is available in […]

City Hall to Reopen Tuesday after Sustaining Water Damage from Hurricane Harvey

The east end of the first floor lobby at Katy Hall has stacks of boxes as workers remove drywall and begin building repairs. (George Slaughter photo)

By George Slaughter While the Katy city government continues to function following Hurricane Harvey, Katy City Hall will reopen Tuesday after sustaining considerable water damage. The damage is on the first floor, where workers have removed several inches worth of drywall both from the lobby area and offices. The lobby now has piles of boxes and office furniture in it. Pictures and artwork have been removed from the walls. The elevator is out of order. […]

(FEMA) is raising awareness that Hurricane Harvey disaster survivors

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is raising awareness that Hurricane Harvey disaster survivors, and their friends and family, must be alert for false rumors, scams, identity theft, and fraud. Although many Americans are working hard to help their neighbors now, during chaotic times, some will always try to take advantage of the most vulnerable. To dispel some of the false rumors circulating on the internet and social media, FEMA created a dedicated […]

Sen. Cruz: ‘Texas Will Come Back Stronger Than Ever With the Help of the Men and Women of the U.S. Coast Guard’

 Surveys hurricane damage along the Gulf Coast; tours U.S. Coast Guard Emergency Operations Center HOUSTON, Texas – On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) visited with members of the U.S. Coast Guard at Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base. There, Sen. Cruz met with Captain Kevin Oditt, commander of Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston, and joined a helicopter crew in flight where he surveyed the impact of the storm on the Houston-Galveston region. Later, Sen. Cruz greeted […]

Same Day Appointments Available 8/31 and 9/1

Although portions of our area continue to cope with the devastation wrought by Tropical Storm Harvey, the sunshine has returned today and we are optimistic that the worst of the storm may be over. Now begins the lengthy process of helping our community, employees and physicians heal. According to some estimates, thirty percent of our city was inundated with floodwaters earlier this week. Many of our neighbors and colleagues have experienced great loss and will […]

Hurricane Harvey Update

During the past week, you’ve had a lot of numbers thrown at you –numbers of crews working, people with/without power, etc. But what they simply mean is that we’re a company of people hard at work to help things return to normal as quickly as we can. Check our Facebook page for news, pictures and updates about what’s going on around our community from all 12 of our Service Centers from Galveston and Brazoria County to Fort […]

Hurricane Harvey has affected all of us in some way or another.  This disaster is unprecedented in its scope and destruction

The CMSA Houston/Gulf Coast Education Committee has determined the 25th CMSA Houston/Gulf Coast Conference will be postponed until Thursday, January 18, 2017.  The event will still be held at the Sugar Land Marriott and at this time the agenda is being reviewed.  Once all of the speakers have an opportunity to check their schedules for the re-booking an updated agenda will be sent out. For anyone that made a hotel reservation for the night of […]

Houston Symphony Cancels Performances Due To The Impact Of Hurricane Harvey  

HOUSTON (Aug. 31, 2017) – The Houston Symphony announced today the cancellation of several performances scheduled for September, including Opening Night with Susan Graham and Fiesta Sinfónica at Jones Hall, due to the impact of Hurricane Harvey. While many members of the Houston Symphony family including musicians, staff, and members of the Board, Chorus, and League are safe, many of their homes have been impacted in the wake of the storm, with some of them […]