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City of La Porte
News Release
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

This is an update from the City of La Porte to provide additional recovery information.

The mandatory curfew that was previously in effect has been lifted.  City services have resumed today at Noon, but some facilities may not be open to the public, such as the Recreation and Fitness Center, Senior Center, and other community centers.

If you sustained damage to your home, please ensure you have already contacted your insurance providers and taken pictures of any damage.  We can encourage you to begin removing debris from your home.  Please separate any debris at the curb into the following categories: regular household garbage, vegetative debris such as trees and limbs, and construction debris.  There is an example on how to separate your debris on our website and Facebook.

Despite rumors, there are no concerns about drinking water quality for the City of La Porte.  

For those concerned about late payments to Utility Billing, all penalty fees will be waived from Thursday, August 24th through Tuesday, August 29th.  

As a reminder, FEMA is making assistance available to those that were impacted by the storm. To register for FEMA assistance, visit or call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362).

As you plan for home repairs, please make sure your contractor is on file with the City. The Planning & Development Department reviews all contractors to ensure they have a current Certificate of Insurance for Liability. To reference the list of registered contractors, visit In the aftermath of a natural disaster, we often hear reports of people being victimized. We urge you to do your research and check the list.

Permits are required for all repairs and improvements over $1,000. The Planning & Development Department will waive all permit fees for storm-related damages.  If you have questions, please contact or call 281-470-5073.

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