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City facilities closed until 9/5; shelter opens at JBAC

Written by InsideDP.com Staff. Posted in News

City facilities to be closed through Tuesday, 9/5

Deer Park residents are advised that City facilities will be closed through the end of the week, re-opening Tuesday, September 5 following Labor Day.

It is unknown at this time when residential curbside trash pick-up will resume. Emergency and City crews will continue collecting loose debris to ensure that drainage systems are kept clear and running as smoothly as possible.

Residents are reminded: 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.

Citizens are encouraged to visit City social media sites to stay informed about weather updates and advisories and to learn more about open businesses and restaurants.

Additional updates will be provided as new information becomes available.

Red Cross shelter - JBAC
The City of Deer Park has activated an American Red Cross shelter at the Jimmy Burke Activity Center, with an estimated 500-700 people expected to arrive within the next several hours.

According to City Manager Jay Stokes, volunteers to assist with the shelter are being coordinated through the City of Deer Park, and no additional public assistance is required at this time.

“It is an incredible testament to the people of this town that we are already seeing a significant numb...er of citizen volunteers to help with the shelter, and we appreciate everyone who is willing to dedicate their time,” he said. “However, because we have already coordinated volunteers for the shelter and we have to keep occupancy levels and parking in mind, we are asking that no additional citizens come to the Jimmy Burke at this time.

“We will of course communicate to the public if the situation changes.”

Please note: The shelter will be housing evacuees previously processed by the Red Cross and will not be capable of accepting walk-up evacuees.