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Nacogdoches Ike Update

 

From the Nacogdoches Police Department

HURRICANE IKE RECOVERY EFFORT UPDATE

(NACOGDOCHES,TX) Emergency clean-up measures continue throughout the city and county. The following is an update:

 

  • Food, water and ice continue to become available in Nacogdoches. A limited supply of these items has been received from the State, with the majority of these items being provided by local government in cooperation with private suppliers. The following is a schedule for distribution:

VOLUNTEER FIRE STATIONS AT DOUGLASS, CHIRENO, MARTINSVILLE, GARRISON, SACUL AND SOUTH NACOGDOCHES COUNTY. FROM 9:00 AM-4:00 PM.

NACOGDOCHES COUNTY EXPO CENTER, FROM 900 AM-400PM.

Residents requiring ice should bring their own coolers.

  • Hot meals will be provided by the Salvation Army today at Melrose VFD from 11:00 am-1:00 pm. and at Central Heights school from 4:00pm-600pm.
  • The Nacogdoches Emergency Operations Center located at the police department was closed at noon yesterday. Division Chiefs and the Emergency Management Staff continue to operate in a recovery mode from individual locations. This operation continues to be a cooperative effort between Nacogdoches County and the City of Nacogdoches.
  • Citizens are reminded to be careful when hiring contractors for repairs and tree removal. Check references, the Better Business Bureau and be sure that the contractor is licensed and bonded.
  • Residents with damage may begin the claim process with FEMA by going to their website at FEMA.org. Further information regarding local FEMA registration will be announced later.
  • Citizens are asked to exercise extreme caution when using portable generators during a power outage. Generators with combustible engines give off carbon monoxide, a tasteless, odorless and invisible gas that can be deadly. Generators should be placed outside and be well ventilated. They should not be placed within three (3) feet of other combustible items such as a wall or vehicle. Persons using generators to energize their homes directly should be certain that the main electrical circuit to their homes is turned "off" at the meter, to prevent energizing power lines elsewhere.
  • Persons are reminded that all downed utility lines are to be treated as if they are energized. Never attempt to move a downed line or touch a utility line.
  • Electric Companies are working to restore power to the city and the county. This could be a protracted operation The Nacogdoches Emergency Operations Center has been operating on a 24-hour basis since Thursday, and will continue in this mode throughout this event.
  • Persons needing information in reference to services should call the information telephone bank at 559-2510. This is not a line to report emergencies or other situations. This is an information line only.
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