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Tuesday, May 28th, 2013 @ 7:30AM

West Long-Term Recovery Update (5-28-2013)

Large scale demolition has begun. The first of approximately fifty homes was torn down on Tuesday. This effort will take several weeks of hard work. If you still need demolition, come by and put your name on the waiting list. We need your help to identify opportunities for the volunteers…

Friday, May 24th, 2013 @ 4:01PM

BOIL NOTICE (North of Spring St.)

Public Notice to Boil Water Due to a low chlorine residual in the water system , the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has required our water system City of West, PWS ID # 1550009, to notify customers of the need to boil their water prior to consumption. To ensure…

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 @ 12:45PM

West Long-Term Recovery Update (5-23-2013)

LONG-TERM RECOVERY UPDATE It’s been another busy week at the West Long-Term Recovery Center. Our mission is to coordinate services and provide access to the resources you need to recover. Walk-in services include: Case Management – We now have a caseworker on site who can help with your immediate and…

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 @ 1:51AM

FEMA Update 5-20-13

Insured applicants may be eligible for assistance for unmet needs AUSTIN, Texas – Disaster assistance may be available for losses not covered by insurance for residents in West, Texas. That is why the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is urging survivors to call the FEMA Helpline, 1-800-621-3362 or visit the Disaster Recovery Center…

Friday, May 17th, 2013 @ 3:24PM

FEMA Update 5-15-2013

    SENIOR CITIZENS WON’T LOSE BENEFITS IF THEY RECEIVE DISASTER AID AUSTIN, Texas – Senior citizens who sustained losses from the recent fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas needn’t worry that applying for federal disaster assistance will cause them to sacrifice their Social Security benefits, pay more taxes or give…

Thursday, May 16th, 2013 @ 3:30PM

New City Ordinance Regarding Demolition

The City of West Website posted details on a new ordinance passed on May 14th, 2013, regarding city requirements for homes to undergo demolition.  There are also several other pieces of great information available on that release, and we encourage everyone to look over them. Click of the link below…

Thursday, May 16th, 2013 @ 12:11PM

West Long-Term Recovery Update (5-16-2013)

From Sweeping a Porch to Complete Demolition…We Can Help You Get it Done AT NO COST!!  How would you feel if you could just find someone to help you sort your mail?  Do you have glass and trash in your yard and no time or ability to clean it up? …

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013 @ 3:29PM

FEMA Update 5-13-13

DISCARDING YOUR SBA LOAN PACKET COULD BE LIKE THROWING AWAY MONEY AUSTIN, Texas –State and federal disaster recovery officials have a key message for homeowners, renters and business owners in West, Texas: Complete your U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loan application —Discarding it could be like throwing away money! After survivors register…

Thursday, May 9th, 2013 @ 12:08PM

West Long-Term Recovery Update (5-9-2013)

Dear West and Neighboring Communities: Significant progress towards recovery was made over the last 10 days.  The first sign that we were heading in that direction was the familiar sound of the train whistle, as it rolled through town on Sunday afternoon, only 4 days after the explosion.  What many…

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 @ 11:27AM

West Long-Term Recovey Update (5-2-2013)

Dear West and Neighboring Communities: Thousands of people from hundreds of agencies and countless volunteers came to our aid two weeks ago.  We will be forever grateful for their response and service.  As we begin to recover from this disaster, we must find a way to transition away from total…

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 @ 11:46AM

West Long Term Recovery ~ Annual Appeal

  WEST LONG TERM RECOVERY ~ ANNUAL APPEAL Thank you for your continued support of West, Texas, and West, TX. Foundation, Inc. as we work together to rebuild West and to provide hope.   In Pope Francis’s Lenten message he explains, “Lent is a fitting time for self-denial; we would…