Meyerland Community Improvement Association
4999 W. Bellfort
Houston, TX  77035
  Phone  713-729-2167

Neighbors helping Neighbors

Area residents who have not been affected by the flooding in their homes would like to help.  Many have volunteered with cleanup in homes, but others area willing to help by providing smaller, but still much needed services. Please contact these residents directly to make arrangements and get help with your needs.  

Laundry help

Dinah Schnitzer
4967 Dumfries
713-253-7460

Michelle Arnold
4943 Cheena
281-543-7437

Meg Groesbeck
5334 Wigton
281-658-4133

Shannon Lowry
lives in Westbury
713-305-2808
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(available weekends and evenings)

Jamie Lewis
5411 Imogene
713-703-2203
(available on weeknights)

Lillian Ortiz
lives in Westwood
832-623-1711

Tiffany Fisher
lives in Westbury
281-450-7677

Lillian S. Ragsdale
5223 Wigton
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Cora Wyne
Cheena
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Errands

Meg Groesbeck
5334 Wigton
281-658-4133

Shannon Lowry
lives in Westbury
713-305-2808
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(available weekends and evenings)

Jamie Lewis
5411 Imogene
713-703-2203
(available on weeknights)

Lillian Ortiz
lives in Westwood
832-623-1711

Tiffany Fisher
lives in Westbury
281-450-7677

Jim Fussell
5342 Rutherglenn
713-854-3754
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If you are able to help and would like to be added to this list - please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and provide

your name
address
phone number
and what assistance you are able to provide.  

More help available for flood victims

Free help for Houston-area flood victims.

Dealing with a flooded home can be overwhelming, some companies are offering free services for Houston area victims

Air BNB is making it easy for those forced out of their homes to connect with others who are willing to open their homes to flood victims. They are offering all services free for flood victims through June 9. Visit their website at https://www.airbnb.com/

U-Haul is offering flood victims 30 days of free storage at the following locations:

U-Haul Company of Gulf Coast Texas
1617 San Jacinto
Houston, TX 77002
(800) 392-3181

U-Haul Company of East Houston
11202 Antoine Drive
Houston, TX 77066
(877) 755-6534

U-Haul Company of West Houston
8518 Highway 6 South
Houston, TX 77083
(800) 486-2382

U-Haul Storage Centers of Houston
2415 South Dairy Ashford Road
Houston, TX 77077
(281) 531-4022

In addition to the 30-days-free self-storage assistance being offered, people who need boxes can take advantage of the U-Haul Take a Box, Leave a Box Program. The program enables customers to return their reusable boxes and allows others to take them as needed – FREE. U-Haul encourages anyone who has any type of reusable box to drop it off at the nearest U-Haul location and allow another family to reuse the box, free of charge, instead of throwing the reusable box into the recycling bin.

The P&C Law Firm is offering free legal assistance to individuals affected by the storm. Contact Stacie Carr at 832-413-4024 for more information.

The Houston Bar Association is offering free legal advice on their LegalLine program from noon until 9 p.m. on Wednesday, June 3. Flood victims can call 713-759-11-33 with questions.

Flood Debris Collection begins

We have the word! The City is coming through to pick up all of the debris placed out for collection. They will start with the "hardest hit areas" first, which we believe places Meyerland close to or at the top of that list. Debris will be picked up if it is between the sidewalk and the street (they will not be able to get construction materials, trash, furniture, etc. located in the middle of the yard).

NOTE:

  • The trucks cannot get down a street that has vehicles parked on both sides. Please do your best to ask construction workers, professional assistance, and friends to park in your driveway leaving the streets as clear as possible allowing these huge trucks in.
  • We were not given a schedule (time or day) of when the trucks will be in the Meyerland area so again, parking vehicles in driveways as much as possible is important. Please be patient and know that if we do get this information we will blast it out immediately to you.
  • We know that the collection will take a great deal of time and many days so again, please be patient and know that the trucks are on the way.

Normal trash/recycling pick up will resume for the neighborhood on Tuesday so do not feel compelled to put that out with your flood damaged debris.

Please keep checking with our website for updates, and reach out to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   if you have any questions.

Assistance for uninsured property owners

The National Association of Christian Churches is an organization that is will help those that are uninsured and suffered damages and loss due to flooding. They have already been in Meyerland assisting some of our neighbors. 

They do require the completion of a Work Request Form  and also a NACC Access to Property-Liability Waiver Form in order to access the home.

If you are in need of assistance and do not have flood insurance, please contact:

Angelica Ortega
NACC Disaster Services
PO Box 841801
Houston, Texas 77284

Office (832)626-7111 ext. 101
Fax (832)649-3480

City Water is Safe to drink!

The City of Houston's potable  water system was not affected by the recent flooding event. The water is safe to drink. The facility in question, the Meyerland groundwater plant located at 9020 S Rice Ave. was surrounded by flooded streets after the heavy rain event on May 25th. However, after the flood water receded, a thorough inspection of the plant on May 26th showed no evidence of any damage to the plant and it is fully functional.

Despite significant flooding throughout the City of Houston, the City of Houston water treatment plants are fully operational, and water quality within the City owned and operated public systems has not been affected.

Yvonne W. Forrest |Senior Assistant Director – Drinking Water Operations
City of Houston | Public Works and Engineering
Phone: 832-395-2847| Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Help for Homeowners and Flood Victims

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The Meyerland Community Improvement Association Board of Directors and Staff want you to know that we support you.  We are extremely saddened to hear of the personal losses sustained in the recent flooding.  Enclosed please find important information that will assist you in the initial recovery phase. 

Please call or write us at the MCIA office if we can help.

  • Document your damage in detail using your digital camera or cell phone.
  • Clean out your home.   Place all debris near the curb.   The City is working to pick up this debris within 30 days.  Please do NOT spend money renting a dumpster, The City will be picking up debris.
  • For the next 6 weeks MCIA will not be citing our residents for heavy trash violations.
  • Please report your losses to the City of Houston.  Provide this information via “Houston 311” app,  www.houstontx.gov/emergency,   or www.houston311.org (calling 3-1-1 can result in extremely long wait times):

-- Your Name
-- Your Address
-- Whether you use your home for business or personal only
-- If you flooded, approximately how high was the water, and estimate of your   damage

The City uses this information to track losses and report to the federal government for assistance.

What the City is doing for you:

  • City is coordinating volunteers to assist those hardest hit near Brays Bayou and will be posting information on www.houstontx.gov/emergency
  • CenterPoint is working in our area.  They must carefully test the lines so as to avoid electrocution. They are working to restore power ASAP.
  • Debris:  We are working closely with the City to get additional heavy trash pickup days.
  • City tap water is drinkable.


Wednesday, May 27 and Thursday May 28:

Extended MCIA Office Hours:  9 am- 5 pm.   Come by the office to charge your phones or other devices, get some water, sit in the A/C or get additional information.

MCIA website will be updated with the most current information.  You are welcome to call the office directly at 713.729.2167 with any questions.  In addition, please feel free to email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Our thoughts are with you during this stressful time,
Meyerland Community Improvement Association Board of Directors and Staff

 

Important Phone Numbers:

Precinct 5 Constables:
281.463.6666
http://www.constablepct5.com

Houston Police Department: 
9-1-1 – Emergencies
713.884.3131 – Non Emergencies
http://www.houstonpolice.org/go/doc/2133/289249/

City of Houston:
3-1-1 or download the “Houston 3-1-1” app or www.houston311.org

CenterPoint:    

Gas: 713.659.2111
Electric: 713.207.2222
Website: www.centerpointenergy.com

Reliant:
713.537.3000
www.reliant.com

TXU:
800.818.6132   
www.txu.com

AT&T Residential Service:
1.800.288.2020   
http://www.att.com

Comcast:
1.800.934.6489
http://www.comcast.com

Find Your Towed Car:
http://findmytowedcar.com/tvrmscitizen/mainpage.aspx

Red Cross:
713.526.8300 for more information:
http://www.redcross.org/tx/houston
http://www.redcross.org/images/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m4540081_repairingFloodedHome.pdf

Houston Food Bank:
832.369.9390
http://www.houstonfoodbank.org

FloodSmart.gov
www.Floodsmart.gov
1.888.379.9531

County Sherriff Adrian Garcia:
http://action.adriangarcia.com/page/content/flood-resources/

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