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Beware of Hurricane Harvey Repair and Clean-Up Scams

 In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Attorney General Ken Paxton today warned those in affected areas to guard against contracting scams and offered tips to safeguard against unscrupulous individuals looking to take advantage of vulnerable Texans. “Unfortunately, scams involving contractors failing to perform work they were paid to do are ...

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HHS: Services for Victims of Hurricane Harvey

Texas Health and Human Services is urging people to be aware of the benefits and services available to Texans who suffered loss following Hurricane Harvey. “I’ve seen firsthand the devastation, and we’ve been moving quickly to line up an array of benefits and services to help people in need,” said ...

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Walker County Needs Deputy Voter Registrars

Volunteer Deputy Registrars are entrusted with the responsibility of officially registering voters in the State of Texas. They are appointed by county voter registrars and charged with helping increase voter registration in the state. Deputy Voter Registrars will be acting as an agent on behalf of Diana McRae, Walker County ...

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Free Legal Help Available for Hurricane Harvey Survivors

The State Bar of Texas, the American Bar Association (ABA), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and other organizations have partnered to help provide legal and recovery assistance to people affected by Hurricane Harvey. A toll-free legal hotline (800-504-7030) is available to connect low-income individuals affected by the disaster with local legal ...

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FEMA staff in Huntsville

City of Huntsville Emergency Management Coordinator John Waldo announced that Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) staff is currently working at Fire Station #1 to register claims from Hurricane Harvey. FEMA staff confirmed they will be on site from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. from Monday, September 5, 2017, through at ...

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Beware of Hurricane Harvey Charity Scams

Attorney General Ken Paxton today encouraged Texans who want to donate to the victims of Hurricane Harvey to give both generously and carefully. Beware of scam artists who use natural disasters to take advantage of the good intentions of others.  “Texans are known for opening their hearts and wallets to ...

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TDCJ: Volunteer Activities Suspended at Select Units

by TDCJ staff As of Friday, September 1, 2017 through Monday, September 11, 2017, volunteer activities will not occur at the following facilities due to the impact of Hurricane Harvey: Gist, Goodman, Henley, Hightower, Jester I, Jester III, Jester IV, LeBlanc, Lewis, Plane, Ramsey, Scott, Stiles, Stringfellow, Terrell, and Vance.  You are encouraged to contact unit administration prior to your next ...

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OEM: Damage Reports Needed for FEMA Assistance

FEMA Individual Disaster Assistance Funds only available if enough damages are reported by Walker County News Today staff The Walker County Office of Emergency Management is requesting that residents of Walker County contact their office with information about property damage resulting from Hurricane Harvey. Why do they need this information?   Walker ...

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Updates: Road Closures, Curfew, Evacuations

At 8:00 AM on Wednesday the Walker County Office of Emergency Management issued their latest update: Mandatory Evecuations The mandatory evacuation order for the Green Rich Shores and Sterling Island subdivisions near Riverside has been lifted. Curfew County Judge Danny Pierce has lifted the curfew for Walker County. Road Closures ...

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Updated Road Closures 08-29-17

Walker County road closures as reported by the Office of Emergency Management as of 11:30 PM on 08.29.17 Precinct 1 Flynt Precinct 2 Davis Rd Willow Creek Rd- Washed Out Precinct 3 Brazil- water over road but passable Sterling Chapel Rd @ Caney Creek Paul Dixon Rd Thomas Lake Road ...

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