Resources available to residents of various counties

Kathryn Cargo By Kathryn Cargo

Aug. 31, 2017 at 9:36 p.m.
Updated Sept. 1, 2017 at 6 a.m.

H-E-B Grocery Stores set up a Mobile Kitchen in the parking lot of their Rio Grande Street and Laurent location in Victoria to help provide free hot meals to those affected by Hurricane Harvey on Sunday.

H-E-B Grocery Stores set up a Mobile Kitchen in the parking lot of their Rio Grande Street and Laurent location in Victoria to help provide free hot meals to those affected by Hurricane Harvey on Sunday.   NICOLAS GALINDO/NGALINDO@VICAD.COM for The Victoria Advocate

Crossroads communities continue to recover from Hurricane Harvey.

Calhoun County

More than 5,000 American Electric Power customers in Calhoun County are without power, according AEP's website.

The city of Port Lavaca is asking residents to place brush on the curb of their property for crews to pick up. It's also asking people to put their garbage out, but routes will depend on what the crews can access.

Some businesses are reopening, including TDECU and Walmart.

The National Guard is also handing out water, ice and meals ready to eat at the Calhoun County High School parking lot. Additionally, donations are being accepted at the Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. The county needed cleaning supplies.

The Seadrift Police Department is trying to get its residents treatment for minor injuries and their prescriptions and immunizations. County Sheriff Bobbie Vickery said there is a countywide curfew from dusk until dawn.

Lavaca County

Sheriff's deputy Ethan Clendenen is collecting donations for people affected by the hurricane, according to the agency's Facebook page.

Supplies the sheriff's office is collecting include water, diapers, baby formula, clothes, canned food, soap, shampoo, toothpaste and toothbrushes. Clendenen will leave at 2 p.m. Friday to deliver the donations to Rockport, Aransas Pass, Port Aransas, Ingleside and other areas.

Jackson County

Federal Emergency Management Agency's Mobile Disaster Recovery Center will be at the Edna High School football stadium parking lot until further notice to register residents for disaster assistance from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. The assistance is available to anyone who lives in a Federal Disaster Declaration County.

More than 600 AEP customers are without power in Jackson County, according to the AEP website.

Residents without power can go to the Edna Fire Department for free hot breakfast, lunch and dinner at 8:15 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

If residents have a family member who evacuated the county on Edna ISD buses, they can call 361-782-8262 for information about the state shelter and an update on their family members.

The Jackson County Transfer Station will be open Friday and Saturday for household trash and brush for county residents.

All Jackson County offices will be open for business Friday. All county employees are scheduled to return to work Friday.

DeWitt County

The Guadalupe River is still in the moderate flood stage in the county, according to the county's office of emergency management Facebook page.

Parts of the county's low-lying areas are still flooded, leaving roads closed. As of Thursday morning, the following roads were closed: 900 Hampel Road, 100 Stratton Road, Steen Road, Hartman Road, Cheapside Road, the bridge on S.H. 72, the bridge on Farm-to-Market Road 236, Lindenau Road, Thomaston River Road/River Oak/Cypress Valley and Anderson Road/Crestview Drive/River Haven.

Refugio County

A shelter is in place primarily for county residents at the Refugio Expo Center.

Distribution pods for water, food and ice are placed throughout the county at 1008 S. Alamo St. in Refugio, the Woodsboro Town Square, 909 1st St. in Bayside, 511 Bay St. in Austwell and 111 S.H. 239 in Tivoli.

About 3,000 AEP customers in the county are without power, according to AEP's website.

The countywide curfew from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. remains in place, and S.H. 35 near the Guadalupe River is closed because of flooding.

Goliad County

Residents can drop off storm-related brush at no charge at a site on the southeast side of the Goliad Memorial Auditorium.

Portable washers and dryers, showers, and restrooms are also located at the site.

About 100 AEP customers in Goliad are still without power.


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