Flood meeting TONIGHT and Important info

From Ellen Cohen’s office regarding important flood information and meeting tonight:

Dear Friend,

The extreme weather our city has experienced this week has tragically impacted many neighborhoods throughout Houston, including Meyerland, Oak Forest, and other District C communities. In conjunction with the Braeswood Place Homeowners’ Association, the City of Houston will participate in a public meeting this evening to provide information on services available and the process of recovery.

Public Meeting: Flood Information
Wednesday, April 20th, 2016
Mark Twain Elementary School Cafetorium
7500 Braes Blvd | 77025

Our office will monitor weather alerts throughout the day and will send out a cancellation update if dangerous conditions appear imminent. If you plan to attend tonight’s meeting, please be careful while traveling. There will be other opportunities to receive information and updates for those unable to attend.

Residents who experienced flooding in their home or business should report the damage to the City of Houston via 311. You may call (713) 837-0311, email 311@houstontx.gov, or use the mobile app. These reports are critical because they affect what resources our city may receive for recovery.

More rain is expected over the next few days in Houston, so the potential exists for continued dangerous conditions. Residents are urged to exercise caution when travelling and “Turn Around, Don’t Drown.” Real-time road closures due to high water and other hazards may be viewed through TranStar.

Solid Waste collection schedules have been delayed by the storms. For those homes whose regularly-scheduled pickup day is Tuesday, trash will be collected today (Wednesday, April 20th). Normal collection schedules should resume by Thursday. Mayor Turner confirmed that Solid Waste will begin collecting heavy trash flood debris within three to five days to allow time for residents to remove damaged flood debris. Details will be distributed as they are received. Neighborhood Depository Sites will be open seven days a week to allow residents to bring trash and debris.

Residents whose homes are located in the floodplain must contact the City of Houston Flood Management Office (FMO) prior to making repairs. The FMO can be reached at (832) 394-8854 or via email at fmo@houstontx.gov. You may also visit the FMO in person at the Houston Permitting Center (Mon-Fri, 8AM – 5PM).

HoustonRecovers.org is your hub for City of Houston information on recovery.

Please be cautious today and through the end of the week and help your family, neighbors, and friends to stay safe.



City Hall Annex, 1st Floor, District C – 900 Bagby Street – Houston, TX 77002
Telephone: (832) 393-3004 – Email: DistrictC@houstontx.gov
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