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August 30, 2017 5:45 PM

Recovery Information Updates

Mayor Carl Joiner Statement - August 30, 2017
On behalf of Emergency Management Coordinator Brent Hahn, our First Responders, and Team Kemah, I would like to thank the community and our residents for your cooperation and support during this weather event.

We have driven around our neighborhoods to assess damage, and we are compiling a list of damage to residential and commercial properties for reporting purposes to meet state requirements. We are asking residents to report damage to Kemah City Hall by calling 281-334-1611. Please note that you will still need to contact your personal insurance carriers and FEMA for your individual claims.

With the major rain and flooding threat behind us, we are shifting into the recovery phase. Waste Management has reported that personal garbage pick-up will resume on Thursday, Aug. 315\ This does not include recycle bins or bulk garbage. Please separate personal trash and bulk disposal items. We will share more information as it becomes available.

I am proud of Team Kemah for their dedication in coordinating efforts to keep our city and residents safe and informed during this event.

Please stay safe. If there is anything you need, please contact us and we will do our best to help.

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Latest Update:

September 12, 2017 8:47 AM

Debris removal within the Kemah City Limits has started and will continue until it is complete.

Waste Management has restarted RECYCLING pickup on Mondays.

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September 6, 2017 5:59 PM

A message from CenterPoint Energy:

• Before cleaning debris, digging on your property or to locate underground natural gas lines and other underground utility lines, call 811, the nationwide Call Before You Dig number.
• Be aware of where your natural gas meter is located. As debris is put out for heavy trash pickup, make sure it is placed away from the meter. In many areas the meter may be located near the curb. If debris is near a gas meter, the mechanized equipment used by trash collectors could pull up the meter, damaging it and causing a potentially hazardous situation. If this happens, leave the area immediately and call CenterPoint Energy at 888-876-5786.

September 5, 2017 1:51 PM

On behalf of Mayor Carl Joiner, the City of Kemah wants to bring you an update on the current status of our recovery efforts after Hurricane Harvey. This is an update as of 12:30 pm on Tuesday, September 5, 2017.
Standard household garbage removal has resumed and hurricane debris removal will begin in earnest this week. Recycling pick-up has been suspended until further notice due to damage at the recycling plant. Recycling waste should be combined with household garbage in order to be picked up. Waste Management asks that you separate household waste from storm debris to allow employees to collect household garbage more quickly and to facilitate arrangements made with contractors who may be assisting with storm debris removal.
If your home was damaged we advise you to document the debris you remove and verify whether your insurance adjuster needs to see your debris before it is removed. If you need debris to stay in place until your adjuster sees it, please contact Kemah City Hall at 281-334-1611.
We would like to remind residents to be aware of potential contractor fraud that sometimes happens during emergency times like these. Please verify contractor licenses and permits before allowing repair work to begin.
Please stay safe. If there is anything you need, please contact us at 281-334-1611. We will do our best to help and direct you to available resources.