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Posted on: June 22, 2018

JUNE FLOODS - UPDATES ON DEBRIS REMOVAL GUIDELINES

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Commissioners Court approved an extension to the local state of disaster declared last week by County Judge Ramon Garcia. On Tuesday, June 26, Gov. Greg Abbott, who was in Edinburg for a briefing on the unprecedented, non-hurricane related torrential rain and floods, asked President Donald Trump to sign a federal emergency declaration for Hidalgo and Cameron counties.


CLOSURES

The offices located in the Precinct 1 complex at 1902 Joe Stephens Ave. in Weslaco that are closed for repairs include:

Precinct 1 Administrative Office:
Residents may call the office at (956) 968-8733
Commissioner Fuentes and staff are working out of the Weslaco City Hall, 255 S. Kansas Ave and the Pct. 1 Operations Facility, Mile 11 North and 1.5 West

Justice of the Peace 1.1 Gilberto Saenz
(956) 447-3395

Justice of the Peace 1.2 Jesus E. Morales
(956) 968-0707

Both Justices of the Peace are working out of the Pct. 1 Constable's Office, which was not closed, and the Weslaco Municipal Court, 901 N. Airport Dr.

Planning Substation
(956) 318-2840
Residents may go to the main office at 1304 S. 25th St. (next to the Health Dept.)

Health Services Office
(956) 318-2426
Residents may call the main office for information.


Constable Precinct 1 remains open at 1902 Joe Stephens Ave, Ste. 303 in Weslaco
(956) 447-3775


Hidalgo County Tax Assessor/Collector Pablo "Paul" Villarreal has closed the Weslaco substation due to flooding. Residents may go to the main office or other substations for service. Click here for locations, addresses and phone numbers of other substations.


COUNTY HOTLINE & HOME CLEANUP RELIEF HOTLINE

Volunteers are needed immediately to help relief agencies that are cleaning out flood-damaged homes! If you can help with home clean up, mucking & gutting and physical labor for flood survivors with home damage, sign up in person, 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday at 724 N. Cage Blvd., Pharr, Texas or call 956-242-4773. This hotline will connect volunteers with reputable and vetted relief agencies that will assist in home cleanup and mucking out, as they are able. More information will be provided on the phone call.

Our County Hotline is open and we are answering your calls. You can report flooding, vector control, and health issues. You can also get information on shelters and any Disaster Declarations. You can call us at 956-292-7750.

If you need to be rescued call 9-1-1. Please stay in your homes. Do not attempt to drive on the roads or wade through the water.


From now until July 20, 2018, several relief agencies are staffing a free hotline for debris removal and home cleanup after the recent severe weather.  Call 1-800-451-1954, from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Saturday, to request help with cleanup if your home was affected by recent flooding.

This hotline will connect flooding survivors with reputable and vetted relief agencies that will assist in debris cleanup and mucking out, as they are able.  All services are free, but service is not guaranteed due to the overwhelming need.  The hotline is available in English and Spanish.

More information is available via the hotline or by dialing 2-1-1.

SANDBAGS

For information on sandbags call the following numbers:
Pct.1 (968-8733)

Pct. 2 (787-1891)
Pct. 3 (585-4509)

Pct. 4 (383-8560)


SHELTERS

Weslaco

First Baptist Church
600 S. Kansas


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