Jefferson county is still closed to residents wanting to return home.
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.
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.
DAMAGES: Many counties in affected areas remain without power, communications, water or basic services. Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC): Field reports and contacts with the EOCs in the affected counties continue to indicate that few animal issues persist, so the animal issues incident command post (ICP) will be deactivated today.