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August 30, 2017 5:45 PM

Recovery Information Updates

Mayor Carl Joiner Statement - August 30, 2017
On behalf of Emergency Management Coordinator Brent Hahn, our First Responders, and Team Kemah, I would like to thank the community and our residents for your cooperation and support during this weather event.

We have driven around our neighborhoods to assess damage, and we are compiling a list of damage to residential and commercial properties for reporting purposes to meet state requirements. We are asking residents to report damage to Kemah City Hall by calling 281-334-1611. Please note that you will still need to contact your personal insurance carriers and FEMA for your individual claims.

With the major rain and flooding threat behind us, we are shifting into the recovery phase. Waste Management has reported that personal garbage pick-up will resume on Thursday, Aug. 315\ This does not include recycle bins or bulk garbage. Please separate personal trash and bulk disposal items. We will share more information as it becomes available.

I am proud of Team Kemah for their dedication in coordinating efforts to keep our city and residents safe and informed during this event.

Please stay safe. If there is anything you need, please contact us and we will do our best to help.

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Latest Update:

September 12, 2017 8:47 AM

Debris removal within the Kemah City Limits has started and will continue until it is complete.

Waste Management has restarted RECYCLING pickup on Mondays.

Prior Updates

September 6, 2017 5:59 PM

A message from CenterPoint Energy:

• Before cleaning debris, digging on your property or to locate underground natural gas lines and other underground utility lines, call 811, the nationwide Call Before You Dig number.
• Be aware of where your natural gas meter is located. As debris is put out for heavy trash pickup, make sure it is placed away from the meter. In many areas the meter may be located near the curb. If debris is near a gas meter, the mechanized equipment used by trash collectors could pull up the meter, damaging it and causing a potentially hazardous situation. If this happens, leave the area immediately and call CenterPoint Energy at 888-876-5786.

September 5, 2017 1:51 PM

On behalf of Mayor Carl Joiner, the City of Kemah wants to bring you an update on the current status of our recovery efforts after Hurricane Harvey. This is an update as of 12:30 pm on Tuesday, September 5, 2017.
Standard household garbage removal has resumed and hurricane debris removal will begin in earnest this week. Recycling pick-up has been suspended until further notice due to damage at the recycling plant. Recycling waste should be combined with household garbage in order to be picked up. Waste Management asks that you separate household waste from storm debris to allow employees to collect household garbage more quickly and to facilitate arrangements made with contractors who may be assisting with storm debris removal.
If your home was damaged we advise you to document the debris you remove and verify whether your insurance adjuster needs to see your debris before it is removed. If you need debris to stay in place until your adjuster sees it, please contact Kemah City Hall at 281-334-1611.
We would like to remind residents to be aware of potential contractor fraud that sometimes happens during emergency times like these. Please verify contractor licenses and permits before allowing repair work to begin.
Please stay safe. If there is anything you need, please contact us at 281-334-1611. We will do our best to help and direct you to available resources.

August 31, 2017 6:47 PM

On behalf of Mayor Carl Joiner, Emergency Management Coordinator Brent Hahn, and our Emergency Response Team, The City of Kemah wants to bring you an update on the current status of our recovery efforts after Hurricane Harvey. This is an update as of 6:00 pm, Thursday, August 31, 2017.
For the next two days the City of Kemah will have extended hours to allow contractors to register and pull permits for repair work. The hours are Friday, Sept. 1st, from 8:00 am through 4:00 pm, and on Saturday, Sept. 2nd, from 8 am to Noon.
We would like to remind residents to be aware of potential contractor fraud that sometimes happens during emergency times like these. Please verify contractor licenses and permits before allowing work to begin.
Waste Management will have the infrastructure in place to begin debris removal in earnest early next week. Waste Management asks that you separate household waste from storm debris to allow employees to collect household garbage more quickly and to facilitate arrangements made with contractors who may be assisting with storm debris removal.
If your home was damaged we advise you to document the debris you remove and verify whether your insurance adjuster needs to see your debris before it is removed. If you need debris to stay in place until your adjuster sees it, please contact Kemah City Hall at 281-334-1611.
The Water District has located and repaired the leak in their system. Water service has returned to normal. If you have any issues, please let us know.
While the weather forecast indicates minimal rain for the next few days, it is important to remain weather aware. Be cautious on the roads as damage is still being assessed and crews are still removing debris.
Please stay safe. If there is anything you need, please contact us at 281-334-1611. We will do our best to help.

August 31, 2017 11:23 AM

On behalf of Mayor Carl Joiner, Emergency Management Coordinator Brent Hahn and the Emergency Response Team, the City of Kemah wants to bring you an update on the current situation regarding the impact of Hurricane Harvey as of Thursday, August 31, 2017.
Waste Management has resumed residential trash pick-up today, however this is for personal trash only. Flood related debris and recycling should be separated from personal trash. We are gathering information about debris removal and we will update you as soon as possible.
We are encouraging residents to be diligent in researching contractors to perform repair work. Contractors are required to register with the City before doing any work. Please ask to see contractors’ licensing and permit.

WCID#12 has located and repaired the leak in their system. Water service has returned to normal. If you have any issues, please let us know.

While the weather forecast indicates minimal rain for the next few days, it is important to remain weather aware. Be cautious on the roads as damage is still being assessed and crews are still removing debris.

The curfew for the City of Kemah has been lifted and Kemah City Hall has resumed regular business hours.

Please stay safe. If there is anything you need, please contact us at 281-334-1611. We will do our best to help.