From the City of Nacogdoches and Nacogdoches County Emergency Management Center
Thursday, February 25, 2021 Winter Weather Update
The City of Nacogdoches and Nacogdoches County Emergency Management have shifted to the recovery phase for this winter storm event. Previous updates will remain available at www.nactx.us through the Winter Weather page. Please share this information
with others as you are able.
Persons who do not have insurance and whose homes were affected by the winter storms may qualify for individual assistance through FEMA. Apply online at disasterassistance.gov or call 800-621-3362. FEMA programs do not pay for fuel or cover food losses due to power failure.
For agricultural related losses, producers can contact the USDA Farm Service Agency at 936-564-5891 ext. 2.
SNAP recipients who had food lost or destroyed due to the storm have until March 31 to report SNAP food loss and request replacement benefits. This is not an automatic replacement benefit for Nacogdoches county residents; applications must be filed. SNAP clients can call 2-1-1, option 2 or
can download Form H1855 (Affidavit for Nonreceipt or Destroyed Food Stamp Benefits) on the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) website. To limit exposure to COVID-19, recipients are encouraged to mail or fax the completed form to HHSC instead of visiting their local offices. Completed forms should be mailed to Texas Health and Human Services Commission, PO Box 149027, Austin, TX, 78714-9027, or faxed to 877-447-2839.
The Nacogdoches Area United Way has established a local recovery fund, distributing donations to area nonprofits dedicated to disaster relief. Visit unitedwaynac.org or call 936-564-5869 to make a donation.
Citizens are encouraged to complete the Self Reporting Damage Survey to help the state identify damages across Texas and to assist emergency management officials gain an understanding of damages that occurred during the recent winter weather. Reporting damage to the Texas Division of
Emergency Management is a voluntary activity, is not a substitute for reporting damage to an insurance agency, and does not guarantee disaster relief assistance. Visit arcg.is/uOrOb or call 844-844-3089 to report your business and/or residential damages.
Two City of Nacogdoches brush trucks will continue to operate fulltime to collect brush and debris accumulated during the storm. All waste must be placed out for collection in such a manner as not to obstruct traffic or pedestrians. It may take several weeks for public works crews to reach all areas
within city limits. Please be patient as they continue to work as quickly as possible.
As of Thursday morning, Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative (DETEC) reports power has been restored to all known outages. 81 Oncor meters in Nacogdoches county remain affected. No specific restoration timeline is available. At this time it is important for customers who are still without power to report outages to their applicable electric company. Power outages reported to dispatch will not be passed on to the electrical companies.
● Oncor: 888-313-4747, online at stormcenter.oncor.com, text OUT to 66267, or through the MyOncor mobile app
● Deep East Texas Electric: 800-392-5986, online at deepeast.com, or through the DETEC mobile app
Permits may be obtained from the City Inspections office by calling 936-559-2521 or online at nactx.us. While the local disaster declaration waived permit and inspection fees for necessary storm repair, permits are still required. Residents are urged to utilize licensed contractors only and be
aware of out-of-town unlicensed predatory contractors.
Contact 936-559-2900 for questions regarding water and water leaks. City of Nacogdoches residents are strongly encouraged to sign up for NacWise alerts by visiting nactx.us/nacwise.