Boil Notice still in EFFECT! SWSC will post notice by this site and post on the sign at the entrance of subdivision. If you have questions call. (Numbers posted on Selkirk Water tab)
Matagorda County EOC Briefing
9 AM Sept 3rd, 2017
At 8:50 am the current level of the Colorado River is 35.3 feet. I have been looking forward to this day that I could announce the river has finally stopped climbing.
The Emergency Operation Center continues to operate for the citizens of Matagorda County.
We are moving the focus from the crisis to recovery.
We have friends and family that have suffered loses and hardship, we have a lot of work ahead.
As Church services resume today, keep them in your prayers, and we can thank God that we were spared from the predicted disaster.
Late last night our last group of individuals returned home. They were so happy to be back home, one gentlemen got on his knees and rubbed the grass and celebrated that it was “his grass.”
We still have a few people that needed medical care and will return when they have been cleared to travel.
I understand getting gas for your vehicles is hit and miss in town, we are getting deliveries but not on a regular basis. Keep checking with the stores and share the word with your friends. Please conserve fuel so our first responders can continue to serve and protect.
We continue to receive information from the County ISD’s…..
Bay City ISD School teachers and staff reports to work on September 5th and students return on September 6th. Van Vleck reports the same schedule.
Palacios wants both teachers and students to report on Tuesday September 5th.
Check with Matagorda ISD and Tidehaven ISD for the latest information, they are still accessing the campus conditions.
Communicate with the school ISD’s the way you would for a bad weather day.
Our MEHOP clinic is open today. The hours are 8 AM to 5 PM
The Matagorda Regional Medical Center is open but the cafeteria remains closed to the public.
Other businesses are open or in the process of opening.
Please drive careful, we have large trucks and convoys moving products and equipment through Matagorda County.
Please be mindful of pets loose in the County.
Animal rescue and reunification efforts continue and are located at the Matagorda County fairgrounds. To volunteer or provide pet food please contact Max Cruz at (979) 323-4593. If you have lost a pet please look on the
Matagorda Lost/Found Pets Hurricane Harvey
We do have plenty of FEMA staff and inspectors in Matagorda County.
Please continue to be aware there are scam artists working this area.
One way to stay safe is to think about the scams as unsafe emails, we have been told not to open strange emails from someone we don’t know. The same for people coming to your door …… please be aware.
Consider using contractors and suppliers from Matagorda County they have been in business for years.
This way you know the work will be completed successfully.
If you have any questions consider calling one our local Chamber of Commerce’s
You can call the Bay City Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture the number is 979-245-8333 or call the Palacios Chamber at 361-972-2615.
I visited with FEMA staff yesterday and we are working on getting a mobile van that will be able to move around the County to help everyone with you needs. We will make sure you know when and where, it will be located.
We want to make it as convenient as possible, please save your receipts and document your loses.
If you have questions call the FEMA Hotline at 1-800-621-3362.
As I said we are moving to recovery, continue to be careful and stay safe.
Remember the goal is the health and safety for every person.