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Daily Recovery Report - September 11, 2017

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As of September 11:

·         The Transitional Shelter Assistance Program (TSA) had 23,702 applicants (statewide); they were checked into 2,034 (statewide) hotels.

·         Total SBA awards totaled $103,000,000.


Shelter Update

As of September 11:

·         2,296 people were sheltering at NRG Center.

o   1,840 Adults

o   456 Children

o   627 Volunteers

·         1,335 people were sheltering at the GRB Convention Center.

·         55 people were sheltering at two additional American Red Cross sites.


Harris County Departments/Functions/Facilities

As of September 11: Harris County Flood Control District had reported an initial estimate of 136,000 flooded structures across the county. 


Public Infrastructure Department (PID)/Engineering

As of September 11:

·         Removal teams had taken away a total of 50,000 cubic yards of storm-related debris.

·         68 teams were doing preliminary damage assessments around the county.

·         99 percent (902/908) of the county’s flood-damaged traffic signals were functional.

·         Twelve roads were washed out, and one bridge remained partially closed due to storm damage. 

·         Reported receiving an average of 250 calls per day at its call center.

Community Services Department (CSD)

As of September 11: Reported that approximately 2,058 people sheltering at NRG Center had sought housing assistance from CSD.  One-hundred percent of them were displaced renters.  Staffing DRC’s with 2 resource navigators. DRS hours 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. 6 days a week Monday -Saturday. Continuing to staff NRG and helping people download Red Cross resources.


As of September 11:

Tolls resume on most of the system tomorrow morning at 4a. Tolls resume on the west sam between 290 and 59 S on Thursday morning at 4am

As of circa 3:30PM today: The TranStar Web site reported 18 high-water locations in Harris County.


Institute of Forensic Sciences (IFS)

As of September 11: IFS reported 33 confirmed storm-related deaths in Harris County.


Public Health

As of September 11:

·         Five areas of Harris County were sprayed yesterday for mosquitoes.

·         The Environmental Public Health office had issued 15 “boil water” notices.

·         HCPH Mobile Units have been sent out since last week offering services in the communities

·         Continuing to coordinate health and medical services at NRG

·         Animal shelter in “Hall D” at NRG Center has been operating and will be open daily to the public.

·         Reported doing daily disease surveillance at NRG Shelter and other open shelters in Harris County (3).


Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD)

As of September 11: Reported that crisis-cleanup reporting was running some ten times the rate recorded in Harris County after the 2016 “Tax Day” floods.


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