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Hurricane Harvey HAMD Update

Categories: Community

The Hobby Area District is committed to community and economic development and strengthening the security and social vitality of our area. In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, we want to ensure you that we are continuing to work hard for the businesses and residents of the Hobby area community. Below, we have gathered information that we hope can assist you in this critical time of need. We hope to have updated information for you as we all pull together during this recovery period. Let’s all continue to be HoUSton Strong!

IMPORTANT: Call 3-1-1 (713-837-0311) to report high water and other non-life-threatening incidents. City officials are asking residents not to call 9-1-1 unless there is a life-threatening emergency.

FEMA DISASTER ASSISTANCE:

A Presidential disaster declaration has been issued for Harris, Fort Bend and Montgomery counties. Individuals affected by the disaster should register with FEMA.

To register, call: 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). If you use a TTY: 1-800-462-7585

711 or Video Relay Service (VRS): 1-800-621-3362

AMERICAN RED CROSS ASSISTANCE:

There are 4 chapters in the Texas Gulf Coast Region. Please contact the location closest to you. Houston: (713) 526-8300; Beaumont: (409) 832-1644; Corpus Christi: (361) 887-9991; Harlingen: (956) 423-0523

CURFEW:

A mandatory citywide curfew has been implemented by City of Houston Mayor, Sylvester Turner. This curfew which will be in effect from 12 a.m. (midnight) until 5 a.m.

Persons involved in flood relief efforts, flood relief volunteers, individuals seeking shelters, first responders, and persons going to and from work (late shift workers) are exempt from the curfew. This order will remain in effect until further notice.  Houstonians will be advised when the curfew is lifted.

TRANSPORTATION:

Limited METRO local bus routes will resume Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. There will also be limited METRORail service on the Red Line from Fannin South Station to Downtown Transit Center. Bus shuttles will provide transportation along the line from Downtown Transit Center to Northline Transit Center.  Red Line service will be running every 15 minutes.

Park & Ride will not resume until Tuesday, Sep. 5, and HOV/ HOT lanes and METRORail Green and Purple Line services will remain suspended until further notice. 

The following local bus routes will begin service on Thursday, August 31, 2017 running every 30 minutes. 
• 2 Bellaire
• 4 Beechnut
• 8 West Bellfort
• 20 Canal/ Memorial
• 25 Richmond
• 26 Long Point/ Cavalcade
• 28 OST- Wayside
• 40 Heights/ Telephone
• 50 Broadway
• 52 Hardy- Ley
• 54 Scott
• 56 Airline/ Montrose 
• 63 Fondren
• 65 Bissonnet
• 80 MLK/ Lockwood
• 82 Westheimer
• 85 Antoine/ Washington
• 99 Ella/ FM 1960
• 102 Bush IAH
• 137 Northshore
• 700 Red Line Shuttle Bus
 
METROLift service is available for customers in need of medically necessary transportation as well as other life sustaining needs. Due to uncertain road conditions, it is still possible METROLift will not be able to reach certain areas to pick up patrons. Requests will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

Scheduling METROLift: METROLift trips should be scheduled one day in advance in the normal manner: Online or by calling 713-225-6716 or 713-225-0410.

AIR TRAVEL:

Limited service has been resume with The Houston Airports. They will begin a phased return to service plan, with full service expected by this weekend. Please contact your air carrier for specific flight status updates regarding your flight. Only those with a ticket for a confirmed scheduled flight should come to the airport.

Many roads around the City of Houston are still unsafe for travel, therefore, all customers are urged to proceed with caution when making your way to the airport.

CITY OF HOUSTON SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT:

Garbage Collection Service Begins Again Thursday, August 31

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