While many in Kingwood have electrical power, there are thousands still without it, according to CenterPoint. Humble and Atascocita seem to have fared better with CenterPoint showing pockets of loss scattered across both of those areas.
In the ZIP code of 77345, 3,727 are without power this morning. This is 45.46 percent of all customers in this area. For those in 77339, 3,627, or 23.41 percent, are still without electricity after Hurricane Harvey slammed into the community Monday, Aug. 25. In 77346, 597 are still without lights and in 77338, 948 have no power.
Harris County Flood Control District officials announced earlier today that the Kingwood, Humble and Atascocita community has seen the worst of flooding from the San Jacinto River after Hurricane Harvey struck the area earlier this week.
Houston City Council Member Dave Martin has faced many challenges during his tenure serving the residents of Houston Council District E but none as seemingly insurmountable as Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath,
Harvey slammed into Houston Monday, Aug. 25, and dumped 27-35 inches of rain over Harris County, with multiple stormwater gages registering seven-day readings of more than 40 inches and a maximum of 49.56 inches near Clear Creek at Interstate 45.
As the rain began, and then the news became more serious, Martin realized he and his staff were in for a battle.
There were no imposters in Kingwood this week, attempting to lure homeowners of their residences with the intent to rob or burglarize them, said Houston City Council member Dave Martin. Social media ran wild with the news that scam artists were preying on Kingwood residents who were dealing with the stresses of Hurricane Harvey.
Eventually, the major TV stations picked up the story and the City of Houston Office of Emergency Management issued a press release on dealing with predators pretending to be police officers.
FEMA officials say that all those affected by Hurricane Harvey are eligible for assistance. Brock Long of FEMA spoke at a press conference today and gave advice on the process to get help.
The agency has already dispense $35 million in relief in the three days since the storm slammed into Houston and cause the worst flood in modern history.
They have received 195,000 claims as of today.
FEMA offers rent, repair and personal property assistance. All those affected by the storm should first contact their insurance company and then go to disasterassistance.org or call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). Claimants will have an inspector assigned to their claim who will come out and assess the damage.