Severe Weather Resource Page
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
Severe Weather Resource Page Includes:
- National News
- Statewide News
- FEMA Information
- Weather Updates
- City of Bay City Office Closures
- City of Bay City Utility Crew High Emergency Contact Information
- City of Bay City Low Emergency Number & Communications Department Contact Information
- City Water Supply Update
- WCA Service Schedule
- Power Outage Info
- Price Gouging Resources
- STATEWIDE DAMAGE ASSESSMENT SUBMISSION
- FEMA Fraud
- Disaster / Damage Reporting
- Warming Centers & Shelter Locations
- Matagorda County School Closure Announcements
Hello Bay City,
National News on FEMA
LATEST NEWS FROM OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
White House Partially Approves Governor Abbot's Request For A Major Disaster Declaration
WEATHER UPDATES- Shorts and flip flop weather on the way!
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
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.
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 -
If you'd like to report a business for price gouging, you may do so by Clicking Here
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
or use this QR Code:
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
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.
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.
Palacios Independent School District
Matagorda ISD will resume the regular schedule on Monday, February 22nd.
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