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Important messages from the City of Deer Park

Written by Staff. Posted in News

EMS/Medical transport

Due to storm conditions making it difficult or impossible to access both residential areas and regional medical facilities, the ability of Deer Park EMS to accept and transport patients is severely limited. Therefore, the City of Deer Park is asking that only life-threatening matters be relayed to EMS.

“Emergency responders will respond only when their own safety will not be threatened, and driving into flood waters could create a situation in which emergency personal cannot access your location,” Emergency Services Director Robert Hemminger said.. “The best thing people can do at this point is to shelter in place in their homes.”

City facilities to be closed Monday, August 28 – Curbside trash service WILL NOT run

Due to the severe flooding and hazardous conditions caused by Harvey, City facilities will be closed on Monday, August 28, 2017. City services, including routine curbside trash service, WILL NOT take place on Monday. Residents are advised that household trash and storm debris should NOT be placed curbside.

On that day, the priority for Emergency and City crews will be to continue collecting loose debris to ensure that drainage systems are maintained clear and running as smoothly as possible.

Additional updates will be provided as information becomes available.

Driver reminders – Deer Park a “NO WAKE” zone, residents encouraged to stay indoors

Residents of Deer Park are advised that the vast majority of the City is experiencing significant flooding at this time. Unless absolutely necessary, residents are encouraged to remain in their homes and not risk walking or driving through the high waters accumulating on both residential and main roadways.

As well, drivers are also reminded that the city has a "no wake" ordinance, and those in violation shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and fined up to $2,000 per offense.

"Given the significant flooding we are experiencing throughout the City, we are encouraging our residents to stay indoors and avoid the risk of driving or walking through high water," Emergency Services Director Robert Hemminger said. "If you are on the roads, please be mindful of the City's 'no wake' ordinance, and do not drive in a manner that causes damage to other vehicles or property."

Please report any safety concerns to the Deer Park Police Department at 281-479-1511.