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West Galveston Island Property Owners Association
City of Missouri City
News Release
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Mayor Owen Orders Mandatory Curfew; Brazos River Crest Level Projection Lowered

10 a.m.: Missouri City Mayor Allen Owen has signed an order to establish a curfew from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. for Missouri City. This order goes into effect immediately and will be in place until further notice. Residents may view the Mayor’s order here.

Residents under Fort Bend County Judge Bob Hebert’s mandatory evacuation are already under curfew. This extends to areas in Missouri City’s extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ). For more questions about the County’s evacuation orders and accompanying curfew, please contact the Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management’s information line at 281.342.6185. 

Residents may view the County’s interactive map to if they fall under Judge Hebert’s evacuation order here.

Residents can see which roadways within City limit have been closed and areas of high water on the City’s interactive GIS map.

As of 9:15 a.m., the Brazos River’s latest observed value is 53.52’. It has a NEW projected crest of 56’ in the morning on Friday, Sept. 1. Evacuation orders are still in place; residents will be notified through official City communications when the evacuation order has been lifted.
See up-to-date river projects and levels here.

As a reminder, Mayor Allen Owen signed an emergency order of voluntary evacuation for portions of Missouri City on Tues., Aug. 29 based on the previous 59’ Brazos River level projected crest; view the document here.

We have a number of shelters set up in place throughout the County for evacuees; a new shelter locatipon has been setup at Stafford High School, 1625 Staffordshire Rd., Stafford, TX 77477. As a reminder, animals must be crated at Red Cross Shelters. Donations can  now be dropped off at the Recreation and Tennis Center, 2701 Cypress Point Dr., we are in need of the following items:

  • Blankets & towels
  • Pillows
  • Air mattresses
  • Toiletries (including feminine hygiene products)
  • Pre-packaged, non-perishable snacks (including those sensitive to food allergies)
  • Clothes 
  • Shoes
  • Toys/books
  • Diapers
  • Wipes
  • Formula

As of 8:15 a.m., the Brazos River’s latest observed value is 53.45’. It has a projected crest of 57.5’ at 8 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 1. Evacuation orders are still in place; residents will be notified through official City communications when the evacuation order has been lifted.



UPDATE 8/30 9 a.m.:

As of 7:15 a.m., the Brazos River’s latest observed value is 53.35’. It has a projected crest of 57.5’ at 8 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 1. Evacuation orders are still in place; residents will be notified through official City communications when the evacuation order has been lifted.

As a reminder, Mayor Allen Owen signed an emergency order of voluntary evacuation for portions of Missouri City on Tues., Aug. 29 based on the previous 59’ Brazos River level projected crest; view the document here.

Several vehicles in the Missouri City area were flooded out do to Hurricane Harvey. Residents looking to inquire about their vehicles may contact the following towing companies:

  • Collision Clinic – 281.261.0124
  • Eastside – 281.431.0427
  • Quality – 281.431.0427...
  • Elite – 281.733.3379
  • Gomez – 281.416.9227
  • Long – 281.642.3135
  • MD Wilson – 281.413.1533
  • Tri County – 281.416.8000
  • Uptown – 832.689.1657
  • Elite – 281.733.3379
  • Gomez – 281.416.9227
  • Long – 281.642.3135
  • MD Wilson – 281.413.1533
  • Tri County – 281.416.8000
  • Uptown – 832.689.1657

For additional information, residents should call the emergency operations hotline at 281.403.5801.

NRG Center, 1 NRG Park, Houston, TX 77054 is now open for shelter of evacuated residents. 

Highway 6 from Lakeshore Harbor Boulevard/Trammel Fresno Road to Sienna Ranch Road is now open.

Due to inclement weather conditions, the Ladies Double Social Tournament scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 31 at the Recreation and Tennis Center, 2701 Cypress Point Dr., has been cancelled. Please call 281.403.8637 for tournament updates.

WCA/VF Waste Services collection services were suspended the afternoon of Friday, August 25, 2017, due to the severe weather and flooding caused from Hurricane Harvey.  WCA/VF Waste has been continuing to assess serviceability of the roadways and communities on a day-to-day basis and have been updating customers via their website and email announcement blasts.  If you would like to receive updates via email, please register by sending an email to awilhite@wcamerica.com.

WCA/VF Waste’s mission is to provide the best service possible to communities, and during times like this, it is their goal to collect the putrescible waste first.  This is the material that begins to breakdown and if left uncollected would begin to decompose in the Houston heat. WCA/VF Waste ask that residents separate their putrescible waste from their bulk waste to ensure proper and timely collection (A four bag maximum, per home, will be picked up each service day).  WCA/VF WASTE SERVICES will not be collecting carpet or construction materials as regular collection related to this storm event.

WCA/VF Waste Services made the decision due to severe weather conditions, and safety concerns, to suspend operations for Wednesday, August 30, 2017, and possibly Thursday, August 31, 2017, for the greater Houston area.  Bay City/Wharton/Matagorda County services will not run until the mandatory evacuation is lifted.  As the storm dissipates and the streets clear through the Greater Houston Area, WCA/VF Waste anticipate site operations resuming Friday, September 1, 2017.

Please note, suspended services due to this storm event will not be made up or pushed to another service day.  Safety is WCA/VF Waste Services number one concern; they hope everyone is safe during this time. Thank you for your patience and continued trust in WCA/VF Waste Services.

 




A list of Harvey Resources/FAQ's is available on the City’s website,
www.missouricitytx.gov, and the City’s Emergency Management website, www.missouricityready.com.
 
Residents with additional questions may call the citizen hotline at 281.403.5801 while the EOC remains activated; residents should use the hotline to report any damage to their property.
 
To receive news and alerts on flood safety, road closures and other emergency management issues, visit 
www.MissouriCityReady.com, the City’s official emergency management website; follow us @MissouriCityEM and @MissouriCityTX on Twitter, follow us on Facebook—fb/MissouriCityTX, Instagram and Snapchat—@MissouriCityTX, visit
www.missouricitytx.gov, tune into 1690 AM, and watch Missouri City Television (Ch. 16 on Comcast and Ch. 99 on AT&T U-verse).




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