Harvey: Disaster Declaration for Kerr County

Harvey: Disaster Declaration for Kerr County


Kerrville/Kerr County requests Governor’s Assistance with Disaster Declaration
The City of Kerrville and Kerr County have requested a State of Emergency Disaster Declaration. Emergency declarations trigger aid that protects property and public health and safety and seeks to lessen or avert the threat of a major disaster or catastrophe. Emergency declarations are often made when a threat is recognized and are intended to supplement and coordinate local and state efforts prior to the event, such as evacuations and protection of public assets.

The State of Emergency Disaster Declaration was signed by Kerrville Mayor Bonnie White and Kerr County Commission Jonathan Letz, in the absence of Judge Tom Pollard, and submitted to Governor Greg Abbott through the Texas Division of Emergency Management.

Shelters in Kerrville

Local Emergency Management Crews are coordinating efforts for evacuees at local shelters- Kerrville Bible Church is the primary location. Pets and livestock are being housed at Kerr County Youth Event Center. Many volunteers and professionals have come together for this effort to help our neighbors to the South.

FEMA Grants Governor’s Request For A Presidential Disaster Declaration.
Governor Greg Abbott visited with Texans seeking refuge from Hurricane Harvey at a shelter in San Antonio. The Governor has suspended the collection of all state and local hotel occupancy taxes for persons affected by Hurricane Harvey. The tax waiver is for a period beginning August 23, 2017, and ending September 6, 2017.

H-E-B has supported impacted communities with the following:

Six area food banks have received water donations. Each location received a full truckload of water, which is about 20 pallets of bottled water. The locations are as follows:

South Texas Food Bank – Laredo
Corpus Christi Food Bank – Corpus Christi
Food Bank of the Golden Crescent – Victoria
Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley – Pharr
Southeast Texas Food Bank – Beaumont
Houston Food Bank – Houston

Preparing for Post Storm Recovery
Corpus Christi, TX, USA – The Port of Corpus Christi remains in Port Condition One however is implementing initial Post Storm Recovery actions in accordance with its 2017 Hurricane Readiness Plan (HRP). Port personnel are beginning to assess damage and will report as soon as possible. Hurricane conditions still exist so damage assessments will be completed as soon as safe to do so. The Port’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC), Security Command Center and Harbor Master’s Office maintained uninterrupted operations throughout the night and are not damaged.
The Port of Corpus Christi EOC is in communication with US Coast Guard, Nueces and San Patricio Counties, and Emergency Service organizations in the region to assess needs and/or damage.

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