The TPWD Command Center in Jasper, reported the following activity for 10-02-05: 1. There have been some calls for donations of food, grain, hay, and fencing materials, and the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) is working with industry partners to see if the needed items can be obtained.
The restored customers are Central Business District (100%), Central City (35%), Garden District (61%), French Quarter (95%), Upper 9th Ward (9%), Lower 9th Ward (0%), Audubon (60%), City Park (8%), Gentilly (45%), Lakeview (24%), Mid City (12%), Downtown (12%), New Orleans East (0%), Warehouse District (93%), and Algiers (100%). TXDOT is clearing debris along the ROW on major highways under the Federal Highway Administration’s Emergency Relief program. Entergy reports that 39% of customers have gas service available (a total of 56,810 customers have had gas restored). 5164 meals distributed Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT): TXDOT has over 420 employees as contractors in the affected areas working continuously. TXDOT crews continue to clear debris on secondary roads and work with energy companies to clear electrical lines.9/30/2005 Hurricane Rita Pods POD # POD Name County Facility Address Civilian and/or Local Official in Charge 1 Deweyville Newton Sub Courthouse Off Hwy 12 / Spur 272, Deweyville, TX Sherriff (409) 746-2565 2 Buna Jasper 1st Baptist Church Intersection of Hwy 62 & Hwy 253, Buna TX Steve Litton, Fire Chief (409) 994-2178 3 San Augustine San Augustine Courthouse Town Square Highway 21; San Augustine, TX Chief Ken Deleceda (936) 275-3400; Don Michiel (936) 275-2424 4 Hemphill Sabine Sherriff Dept 310 Main Street; Hemphill, TX Tina Warren (409) 787-2266 Cpt Brian Idetther (936) 275-2891 5 Lufkin Angelina Albertson's 400 N Timberland Dr (near Frank St); Lufkin, TX Sgt.Mark Coles 936-634-8781 DPS Lt Roy Owen 936-634-4623 or 936-634-4638 6 Orange Orange Airport 2600 block of SH 87; south of FM105; Orange, TX Ken (409) 998-7495 or 7493 7 Center Shelby Center Municipal Airport 397 FM 1656 (off Hwy 7E); Shelby, TX (if approaching from the south take Loop 500 to Hwy 7E Capt Chris Metevier (512) 750-8205 8 Jasper Jasper Vacant Bottling Co.If you can't connect to the site immediately, please try again.
Red Cross Alert for Persons with Emergency Medical Conditions The Red Cross is only accepting phone calls to search for missing persons in these emergency circumstances: insulin dependant diabetics, oxygen dependant, dialysis patient, blind, recent heart attack or stroke victims, mobility challenged, broken leg, foot or ankle, or paralyzed.At this time, travelers should expect extensive delays and fuel shortages.State officials have planned a phased return during the next three days for motorists returning to the Houston-Galveston area beginning Sunday, September 25. At 8 PM EDT 9/24/05 We recieved a report that State highway 59 into Houston is open all along its legnth in both directions. The most important information in the two reports is a Disaster "Declaration Amendment: The President of the United States responding to a request from the Governor of Texas added Angelina, Brazoria, Fort Bend, Harris, Montgomery, Nacogdoches, Polk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Shelby, Trinity, and Walker Counties to the existing list of Chambers, Galveston, Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Newton, Orange, and Tyler Counties which were previously declared for Individual Assistance, making a total of 22 counties eligible." Additional Point of Distribution have been added since we first posted the information here so we are posting the new list. However, for the most part requestors are being advised to go to their local feed, pet, or hardware stores for the materials, as most of these are now opened." October 2, 2005 PM The Texas Emergency Management Agency has issued its 13th Hurricane Rita Situation Report October 1, 2005 PM Today after 4 PM the Texas Emergency Management Agency made available two Hurricane Rita situation reports, Situation Report 11 and Situation Report 12.In cooperation with the Teas Hospital Association, DSHS will provide the hospital name and location if available in its directory but not the patient’s health status.