Harvey Recovery in Victoria

VICTORIA- Here’s the latest from the Office of Emergency Management of Victoria.

1. The boil notice remains in effect. For details on the boil notice, please refer to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality notice: http://www.victoriatx.org/Home/Components/News/News/1928/18.

2. A curfew is in effect from midnight to 6 a.m. every night until further notice.

3. More traffic lights have been repaired but many intersections across the City are still flashing all red and should be treated as a 4-way stop. Crews from the City of Austin are assisting the City of Victoria with restoring traffic signals and signs.

4. East High School, 4103 E Mockingbird Lane, and the Community Center, 2905 E. North Street, will be open from noon to 6 p.m. today (Monday) to distribute free ice and water. ** The East High School distribution point will close Monday. Beginning Tuesday, the Victoria Community Center will be the only distribution center open for free water and ice. Hours will be from 10 am to 3 pm.

5. The regular schedule for household trash collection has resumed. During this emergency, residents who have more household trash than will fit in the gray trash cart, may use the green and yellow recycling bin for overflow. Those needing more space can place plastic trash bags on the curb at least five feet away from any trash carts.

6. Brush pick up services are underway and will continue seven days a week.

7. Both City and County residents can take tree debris/bags of yard waste to a limb drop-off center at Aloe Field (21900 Zac Lentz Pkwy., just west of Bob White Road and Highway 77 (Loop 463). This drop-off site is FREE and open 7 days a week from 8 am-6 pm.

8. Spraying in Victoria for mosquitoes continues early in the morning and late in the evening.

9 Both AEP and VEC report that more and more power is being restored to customers in the City and the County.

10.. For information on home repair permits and contractors, call 361-485-3320. Fees will be waived on permits for repair and reconstruction for damage caused by Hurricane Harvey.

11.. For information about FEMA: www.DisasterAssistance.gov, or call 1-800-621-3362. FEMA representatives will be at the Faith Family Church Connection Center (2002 E. Mockingbird) starting today (Monday) through the end of the week from 8:30 am to noon and from 1-5 pm helping those affected by Hurricane Harvey apply for disaster assistance.

12.. The Hurricane Harvey Information Hotline will operate from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., 361-580-5796.

13. The “Victoria Responds Call Center” is now open to connect donors, volunteers and affected individuals from Hurricane Harvey with needed resources. To donate items or volunteer, call 361-433-2785 from 8 am – 5 pm daily.