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TROPICAL STORM NICHOLAS

📣Good morning Bay City! Monday morning update at 11AM, Sept 20th.
🌳The City’s Brush site will be open from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM Monday – Friday and 8 AM – 12 PM on Saturday.
🕙We will keep these hours until clean up is complete. 
♻️You're welcome to bring green waste ONLY to the brush site. 
📝Everyone that makes a drop off will be required to leave their first and last name along with address. 
📣Buenos días Bay City!
🌳El sitio de Brush de la ciudad estará abierto de 8:30 a.m. hasta 4:30 p.m. de lunes a viernes y 8 AM – 12 PM el sábado.
🕒Mantendremos estas horas hasta que se complete la limpieza. 
♻️Los ciudadanos son bienvenidos a llevar sus desechos verdes al sitio ellos mismos. 
📝El ciudadano deberá dejar su nombre y apellido junto con la dirección.



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Good morning Bay City! Update September 15, 2021 - 10 AM
To have the debris picked up, follow these rules. This message is for all of Matagorda County, Bay City and Palacios. It is very important you separate the debris, otherwise, the debris will not be picked up. 
🌳City crews are already picking up storm debris today in certain parts of town. 
🌳City has partnered with County for debris pick up so you will see more than one company picking up debris. 
Have a wonderful day!

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📣Tropical Storm Nicholas and City News Update - September 14, 2021 at 12 PM
💨Windy conditions will be winding down through the afternoon as Tropical Storm Nicholas weakens and pulls away to the east. 
We should see temperatures return to near normal by Thursday and then rain chances increase for the weekend into next week as deep tropical moisture overspreads the region.
♻️GFL is running residential and commercial routes as normal, but will not run residential heavy trash/brush routes for Tuesday, September 14th. 
🚧Stay off the roadways if possible, and stop at every intersection if you must travel. Roads are dangerous due to debris and power outages. City crews are cleaning the roadways of debris.  
💡AEP Texas crews are assessing damage after Hurricane Nicholas made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane near Matagorda, Texas, late Monday night. Damaged transmission lines and at least 13 substations are currently offline and have caused power outages throughout Matagorda County.
🛑Damage assessment teams will continue to identify downed utility poles, power lines and other safety hazards as crews begin the restoration process today. These assessments help determine estimated times of restoration (ETRs). Additional crews are in the area to assist with the restoration effort.
 🕙At 10 a.m., the areas experiencing the highest amounts of customer outages are as follows:
-Palacios-1,600
-Port Lavaca-260
-Matagorda-1,400
-Wadsworth-270
-Markham-500
-Bay City and the immediate surrounding area-9,300
-El Campo-150
⚠️SAFETY FIRST - All power lines should be considered energized and dangerous. Because of the likelihood that the storm caused many lines to fall, customers are asked to keep their children and pets inside.  To report a fallen power line or utility pole, call 1-866-223-8508.  
📨 Get up to date information by signing up for Hyper-Reach on our website at www.cityofbaycity.org
📣 Tormenta tropical Nicholas y actualización de noticias de la ciudad: 
💨 Las condiciones de viento disminuirán durante la tarde a medida que la tormenta tropical Nicholas se debilite y se aleje hacia el este. Deberíamos ver que las temperaturas vuelvan a ser casi normales para el jueves y luego las posibilidades de lluvia aumenten para el fin de semana hasta la próxima semana a medida que la humedad tropical profunda se extiende por la región. 
♻️ GFL está ejecutando rutas residenciales y comerciales con normalidad, pero no ejecutará rutas residenciales de basura pesada / maleza para el martes 14 de septiembre. 
🚧 Manténgase fuera de las carreteras si es posible, y deténgase en cada intersección si debe viajar. Las carreteras son peligrosas debido a los escombros y los cortes de energía. Los equipos de la ciudad están limpiando las carreteras de escombros. 
💡AEP Texas están evaluando los daños después de que el huracán Nicholas tocó tierra como huracán de categoría 1 cerca de Matagorda, Texas, el lunes por la noche. Las líneas de transmisión dañadas y al menos 13 subestaciones están actualmente fuera de línea y han causado cortes de energía en todo el condado de Matagorda. 
🛑 Los equipos de evaluación continuarán identificando postes de servicios públicos derribados, líneas eléctricas y otros peligros de seguridad a medida que las cuadrillas comiencen el proceso de restauración hoy. Estas evaluaciones ayudan a determinar los tiempos estimados de restauración (ETR). Hay equipos adicionales en el área para ayudar con el esfuerzo de restauración. 
🕙A las 10 a.m., las áreas que experimentan las mayores cantidades de interrupciones de clientes son las siguientes: -
-Palacios-1.600 
-Puerto Lavaca-260 
-Matagorda-1.400 
-Wadsworth-270 
-Markham-500 
-Bay City y sus alrededores inmediatos-9,300 
-El Campo-150 ⚠️
SEGURIDAD PRIMERO - Todas las líneas eléctricas deben considerarse energizadas y peligrosas. Debido a la probabilidad de que la tormenta causara la caída de muchas líneas, se les pide a los clientes que mantengan a sus hijos y mascotas adentro. Para reportar una línea eléctrica o un poste de servicios públicos caído, llame al 1-866-223-8508. 
📨 Obtenga información actualizada registrándose en Hyper-Reach en nuestro sitio web en www.cityofbaycity.org

Following update posted at 6:05 PM - September 13, 2021









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Attention Citizens. Severe Weather Update regarding Tropical Storm Nicholas as of 6:05 PM! 
⚠️Matagorda County is under a TROPICAL STORM WARNING, FLASH FLOOD WARNING, HURRICANE WATCH. The storm is Predicted to make landfall near Matagorda Bay or Palacios as a strong tropical storm but expected to push out of the area by tomorrow afternoon, although Nicholas is still uncertain. Moderate to high risk of flash flooding is the greatest concern in coastal counties. Greatest threat is tonight and Tuesday. 7 day total rainfall 6-12 inches. Looking at high winds projected 1 to 2 AM where the center comes to shore, Matagorda Bay and Palacios. 60-70 mph winds or wind gusts. Tonight and early Tuesday. Storm surge, mild to moderate flooding on the coastal counties. 
❗️Sign up for updated info at www.cityofbaycity.org and see our Severe Weather Resource Page.
📣Atención Ciudadanos. Actualización de clima severo con respecto a la tormenta tropical Nicholas!
⚠El condado de Matagorda está bajo un AVISO DE TORMENTA TROPICAL, AVISO DE INUNDACIONES REPENTINAS, VIGILANCIA DE HURACAN. Se predice que la tormenta tocará tierra cerca de la bahía de Matagorda o Palacios como una fuerte tormenta tropical, pero se espera que salga del área mañana por la tarde, aunque Nicholas aún no está seguro. El riesgo de inundaciones repentinas de moderado a alto es la mayor preocupación en los condados costeros. La mayor amenaza es esta noche y el martes. 7 días de lluvia total de 6 a 12 pulgadas. Mirando fuertes vientos proyectados 1 - 2 AM donde el centro llega a la costa, Bahía Matagorda y Palacios. Vientos de 60 a 70 mph o ráfagas de viento. Esta noche y el martes temprano. Marejada ciclónica, inundaciones leves a moderadas en los condados costeros. 
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September 13th at 12:56 PM - ⚠📣Attention Citizens. Severe Weather Alert due to Tropical Storm Nicholas! Matagorda County is under a TROPICAL STORM WARNING, FLASH FLOOD WARNING, HURRICANE WATCH, and the situation is favorable for tornadoes. You can expect 6-10 inches of rainfall and strong winds with the potential of tornados. Window for Tropical Storm force winds: early this evening until Tuesday afternoon. 

🕛City Hall, Bay City Public Library, Bay City Parks & Recreation will be closing today at Noon and will remain closed tomorrow, September 14, 2012. The regularly scheduled City Council meeting set for tomorrow has been rescheduled to this Thursday, September 16th at 6 PM due to inclement weather.

🏠 Citizens prepare for the storm. Make sure your important documents are safe. Know evacuation routes which are State Highways. Be prepared to secure your homes before you leave if necessary. Do your part to make sure ditches and culverts are clear as best you can and secure loose items in your yard. Check your storm drains, clear them out in the front and side yard area. Be mindful when driving on streets and through neighborhoods as high waters create wakes.  If it seems too high, please turn around and do not drive through high waters.

🚧The City has been and continues to actively clear inlets from debris buildup. The City is aware of the high-water areas in town, we will work with PD to barricade those areas, if necessary. The City or PD will not be able to respond to every call.  However, every known flooding area, will drain. If it is not necessary, do not leave, stay home. 

☎️If you do need to call the Public Works Department, be specific on needs. Needs that can be addressed by the City will be taken care of as quickly as possible. It is not necessary to call about the drainage issues. 

🚽Sewer. We are aware of the slow sewer backup situation when we experience large amounts of rain. You may experience slow drains when It comes to drains and toilet flushing. Please allow the system time to catch up should you encounter some complications or backups in your home or businesses. 

💡If you lose power, contact AEP at 866-223-8508. You can also report outages online at www.aeptexas.com.

📡Please sign up for hyper-reach on our City website for more weather updates. You may also sign up for text message alerts on our website. www.cityofbaycity.org The City will have another update posted this afternoon at approximately 5 PM this afternoon. 

Stay safe everyone!

⚠📣Atención Ciudadana. ¡Alerta de clima severo debido a la tormenta tropical Nicholas!

El condado de Matagorda está bajo una ADVERTENCIA DE TORMENTA TROPICAL, ADVERTENCIA DE INUNDACIÓN REPENTINA, ALERTA DE HURACÁN, y la situación es favorable para los tornados. Puede esperar de 6 a 10 pulgadas de lluvia y fuertes vientos con el potencial de tornados. Ventana para vientos con fuerza de tormenta tropical: temprano esta noche hasta el martes por la tarde. El Ayuntamiento, la Biblioteca Pública de Bay City, Bay City Parks & Recreation cerrarán hoy al mediodía y permanecerán cerrados mañana, 14 de Septiembre de 2021. La reunión programada regularmente del Concejo Municipal programada para mañana ha sido reprogramada para este jueves 16 de Septiembre a las 6 PM debido a las inclemencias del tiempo. 

🏠 Ciudadanos se prepara para el asalte. Asegúrese de que sus documentos importantes estén seguros. Conocer las rutas de evacuación que son carreteras estatales. Prepárese para asegurar sus hogares antes de irse si es necesario. Haga su parte para asegurarse de que las zanjas y alcantarillas estén despejadas lo mejor que pueda y asegure los artículos sueltos en su patio. Revise sus desagües pluviales, despéjelos en el área del patio delantero y lateral. Tenga en cuenta al conducir en las calles y a través de los vecindarios, ya que las aguas altas crean estelas.  Si parece demasiado alto, por favor den la vuelta y no conduzcan a través de aguas altas. 

🚧La Ciudad ha estado y continúa limpiando activamente las entradas de la acumulación de escombros. La Ciudad es consciente de las áreas de aguas altas en la ciudad, trabajaremos con PD para bloquear esas áreas, si es necesario. La Ciudad o PD no podrán responder a todas las llamadas.  Sin embargo, todas las áreas de inundación conocidas drenarán. Si no es necesario, no te vayas, quédate en casa. 

☎️ Si necesita llamar al Departamento de Obras Públicas, sea específico sobre las necesidades. Las necesidades que pueden ser abordadas por la Ciudad serán atendidas lo más rápido posible. No es necesario llamar sobre los problemas de drenaje. 

🚽Sewer. Somos conscientes de la lenta situación de respaldo de alcantarillado cuando experimentamos grandes cantidades de lluvia. Puede experimentar drenajes lentos cuando se trata de drenajes y descarga de inodoro. Deje que el sistema se ponga al día en caso de que encuentre algunas complicaciones o copias de seguridad en su hogar o negocios. 

💡Si pierde energía, comuníquese con AEP al 866-223-8508. También puede reportar interrupciones en línea en www.aeptexas.com

📡Por favor, regístrese para hyper-reach en nuestro sitio web de la ciudad para obtener más actualizaciones sobre el clima. También puede registrarse para recibir alertas por mensaje de texto en nuestro sitio web. www.cityofbaycity.org La Ciudad tendrá otra actualización publicada esta tarde aproximadamente a las 5 PM de esta tarde. ¡Manténgase a salvo todos!

May 21, 2021 at 12:36 PM

A potential rain event may effect our area in the next 18 to 24 hours due to a disturbance in the Gulf.

Citizens prepare for the storm. Make sure your important documents are safe. Know evacuation routes which are State Highways. Be prepared to secure your homes before you leave if necessary. Do your part to make sure ditches and culverts are clear as best you can and secure loose items in your yard. Check your storm drains, clear them out in the front and side yard area. Be mindful when driving on streets and through neighborhoods as high waters create wakes.

The City has been and continues to actively clear inlets from debris buildup. The City is aware of high-water areas in town, the city will work with PD to barricade those areas if necessary. Not able to respond to every call. Every known area. Water will drain. If it is not necessary, do not leave, stay home.

If you do need to call the Public Works Department, be specific on needs. Needs that can be addressed by the City will be taken care of as quickly as possible. It is not necessary to call about the drainage issues.

Sewer. We are aware of the slow sewer backup situation when we experience large amounts of rain. You may experience slow drains when It comes to drains and toilet flushing. Please allow the system time to catch up should you encounter some complications or backups in your home or businesses.

If you lose power, contact AEP at 800-xxx-xxxx. You can also report outages online at www.aeptexas.com.

For more weather updates, please sign up for hyper-reach on our City website. www.cityofbaycity.org

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Hello Bay City, 

here is your most recent community update for February 23rd, 2021 at 10:30 AM

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⚠AFTER HOURS CONTACT INFORMATION:
If you're still experiencing service issues after trying our troubleshooting, call the After Hours line. (979) 245-7146. IF you're still experience low to no water pressure, check ALL faucets inside and outside of your home. Outside faucets typically have more pressure than inside faucets. Check out the FAQ's section below... Service issues can also be reported via email to muniservices@cityofbaycity.org  


National News on FEMA


LATEST NEWS FROM OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

White House Partially Approves Governor Abbot's Request For A Major Disaster Declaration

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Update on Winter Weather Response from Gov. Abbott

WEATHER UPDATES- Shorts and flip flop weather on the way!

High temperatures today will reach the mid-to-upper 70s underneath sunny skies. ☀ Soak up the sun while you can though.....clouds will return overnight. ☁
Sea fog is expected to return as early as Wednesday morning and will persist into early next week. Sea fog is caused by onshore, warm air moving over our cold and shallow nearshore waters.

--7 Day outlook, warm days and mild to cool nights. A weak front drifts down into the region late Wednesday or Thursday increasing the rain chances midweek. Some sea fog possible starting Wednesday. 

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CITY FACILITIES

ALL City Administrative Offices Open Week of of February 22nd - 26th from 8 AM - 5 PM.

Water Department Field Crew and After Hours Crew continue to address and monitor residents utility needs.       

WATER SUPPLY FOR BAY CITY RESIDENTS

WATER ISSUE UPDATE - NO BOIL WATER NOTICE!! February 23rd at 10:30 AM

🚰City water pressure is maintaining at the treatment plant as of Monday, February 23rd. 

Our Public Works Department reached out to TCEQ, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, and based on their assessment our situation does not require a boil water notice to be issued. If you feel the need to boil your water for your peace of mind, please do so.


FAQ's - Troubleshooting Your Home with Low to No Water Pressure:
What if I am still experiencing low to no water pressure? Check ALL faucets inside and outside of your home. Outside faucets typically have more pressure than inside faucets. There is also the possibility that pipes have not had time to thaw with the continuing freezing temperatures. 
How to tell if I have a leak in my home?   Check underneath your home if you are on pier and beam, look in your attic, and around the perimeter of your home. Dripping after showers or sink usage is normal. Continuous dripping can be a sign of a problem. Listen to the walls for dripping or running water inside the walls. If you believe you have a leak, you may want to call the plumber or have City Utility Crew turn off your meter to prevent damage to your home.
Where is my homes private cut off located? It can be located coming outside of your home. It looks like a faucet on the outside wall of the home. It can also be located by your meter box.  
I have cold water but no hot water.. This could be a result of a leak from your water heater. Residents can turn off their water heater without needing the meter shut off at their home so they may retain a water source. Your hot water line may also have froze during the severe weather.   
What to do if my water is discolored? Run an unfiltered water faucet; outdoor spigot, utility sink or bathtub faucet. Opening more than one faucet may help this process, however run the cold water only. The water heater may also need to be flushed to remove sediments from the water heater tank.  
I have ran the water for 0 - 30 minutes and it has not cleared up, what do I do? The water is not pleasant to look at but you are not at danger by using it. Residents can leave it the way it is if you prefer to save on your Utility Bill if the water line does not clear.   
How can I tell if my neighborhood suffered damage from a water main break? There would be visible water flowing in the street or ditches and alleyways. Main breaks should be reported immediately to the High Emergency Utility Crew at (979) 245-7146.
 
🙂WE APPRECIATE YOU!
Thank you to all of our citizens for being patient with us as we have moved through this very trying week. The kind words we receive are heard and we appreciate each and every one of our citizens understanding we are all going through this together. 


WCA Services  - WCA will be running all regularly scheduled routes for the week of February 22, 2021. Any service issues should be reported to WCA at (979) 245-0368.

POWER OUTAGES - The City of Bay City unfortunately has no control over who will lose power. If it were up to the city, none of our citizens would go without. There is also the situation of residents experiencing down power lines because of the record-breaking weather storm we experienced. ERCOT, Electric Reliability Council of Texas, could also be making the decisions about who will and who will not receive power. We encourage our citizens to contact your service provider and ask if they have a schedule of their planned blackouts or know when power will be restored. Following them on Facebook or utilizing their website is always a great resource too.

 Again, the power situation is completely out of the City of Bay City’s control and jurisdiction. Reports are City residents have power restored. 

PRICE GOUGING - 

During a declared state of emergency, the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act makes it illegal for a business or individual to sell or lease fuel, food, medicine, lodging, building materials, construction tools, or other necessities at an exorbitant or excessive price.

Texas remains under a state of emergency amid frigid winter weather and continuing power outages.

If you'd like to report a business for price gouging, you may do so by Clicking Here

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STATEWIDE DAMAGE ASSESSMENT SUBMISSION   


TEXAS DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT:

From the Office of the Governor.. the Governor announced a statewide effort to collect damage assessment data for this unprecedented event. This information is being collected to help officials across the state gain an understanding of damages for individuals throughout Texas. Our objective in this effort is to demonstrate the scale of this disaster at the local level. Follow this Disaster Submission Link 

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BEWARE OF SCAMMERS DURING STATE OF EMERGENCY!!

We've had some reports of scammers hitting our area. Please do not fall victim to these cons. If you are contacted on social media or contacted on the phone, do not give anyone your social security number, home address, or credit card information. No matter what! As much as we would love to believe FEMA is contacting each person in Texas, they are not. You must reach out to them. If you have a friend or family member that may fall victim to these scammers, contact them and give them a warning to tell these people they are not our friends!   


WARMING CENTERS & SHELTER LOCATIONS

El Maton, Texas

It is located on State Highway 35 west of Bay City toward Blessing Texas, 144 FM 1095 El Maton, Texas 77440



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The Matagorda County Emergency Management office is opening a warming center at the Tidehaven dome located at the High School gym on the Tidehaven campus. The center will be open again tonight. There are a few cots and blankets. Again please bring your personal items. Tidehaven High School Gym, the dome in the back of the school.

Bay City, Texas

House of Refuge offering shelter to those in need and warmth to those without power. It is located on Doris Street at Power Church. Address is 3920 Doris Street, Bay City, Texas. 

SCHOOL CLOSURES

Bay City Independent School District
Blackcats,
 Bay City ISD students will return to campuses on Tuesday, Feb. 23. Teachers and staff will return on Monday, Feb. 22.
Sincerely,
Dr. Marshall Scott III
Van Vleck Independent School District 

All Van Vleck ISD classes will resume on Monday, February 22, 2021 at regular times. If you have any questions, please contact your campus principal or direct supervisor.

Victor Pena - vpena@vvisd.org
Brandon Hood - bhood@vvisd.org
Chris Townsend - ctownsend@vvisd.org

Van Vleck ISD Facebook Link

Tidehaven ISD Facebook Link

Palacios Independent School District 


Palacios ISD will resume classes on Monday, February 22, 2021.  


Matagorda Independent School District

Matagorda ISD will resume the regular schedule on Monday, February 22nd.  


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