Before the Storm

• Make an emergency plan 

• Gather emergency supplies 

• Prepare your family & pets 

• Prepare your vehicle 

• Prepare your home 


After the Storm

• Stay out of floodwater 

• Use caution with electrical devices 

• Be careful of damaged buildings 

• Stay away from power lines 

• Drink safe water & eat safe food 

 

July 12, 2024 9:15pm Update
07/12/2024

Electricity

The City Manager got the phone with CenterPoint about 9pm. Here is the latest update:

Outages in Lakes of Jersey Village and Wyndham Lakes are due to a terminal pole. That pole is going to be assessed and hopefully fixed Saturday. It’s possible it could be into Sunday.

Wyndham Village – Work orders have been created. This is the last leg of the section of the grid that is tied into Winchester Country. They do not expect this area to be fixed and back up until Tuesday, possibly sooner.

Village Drive – crews were on site to repair the fuse, and it blew out again. This will take more investigation and repairs. This should happen Saturday.

All other areas of Jersey Village are due to fuses or transformers. They expect to have all of these fixes completed by Sunday, possibly Saturday.

They did say that more crews arrived from out of the area today. So they have more crews to help make the repairs.

 

Trash Pickup

GFL was unable to complete trash pickup in Jersey Village today. If your trash was not picked up today, please put it out tomorrow, Saturday, July 13.

 

More Rain In The Forecast

There is more rain in the forecast. Please help out by cleaning out the storm drains on your block. This will help ensure rain waters drain appropriately and quickly.

 

Debris Removal Begins Monday

Debris removal will begin Monday. Large trucks will pick up tree debris only. All other debris (ie. Fences) will not be picked up. Please do not pile your debris in the street, as this blocks the roadway and also limits drainage. Please pile the debris between the sidewalk and the street. Please be mindful about not putting the debris near poles, mailboxes, or other tress that may impede the pickup of the tree debris. 


Electricity Update July 12, 2024 11:15am
07/12/2024

At 11:15am July 12, 2024 CenterPoint says work orders have been made for the Wyndham Village area.

They are not providing an estimated time of restoration yet.


Electricity Update July 12 10:15am
07/12/2024

CenterPoint has informed the following areas have work orders and parts on trucks that are enroute to Jersey Village to be fixed.

Village Dr
Cherry Hills
Watercrest
Pinehurst
Rio Grande
Congo

There is no firm timeline, but it does appear these areas should be resolved today. 


Electricity Update July 12 10:15am
07/12/2024

CenterPoint has informed the following areas have work orders and parts on trucks that are enroute to Jersey Village to be fixed.

Village Dr
Cherry Hills
Watercrest
Pinehurst
Rio Grande
Congo

There is no firm timeline, but it does appear these areas should be resolved today. 


Electricity Update July 12 10:15am
07/12/2024

CenterPoint has informed the following areas have work orders and parts on trucks that are enroute to Jersey Village to be fixed.

Village Dr
Cherry Hills
Watercress
Pinehurst
Rio Grande
Congo

There is no firm timeline, but it does appear these areas should be resolved today. 


July 12, 2024 5:15pm Update
07/12/2024

The City Manager has spoken to CenterPoint. CenterPoint says crews are still working in and around Jersey Village. There have been additional power outages with the storm that came through this afternoon. CenterPoint has been informed about this. More information will be provided as it is available.

The cooling center at the civic center has closed due to a lack of usage. There is a cooling center at Champion Forest Baptist Church, and a separate 24 hour Red Cross Shelter at the church as well. The address is 16518 Jersey Drive. Look for the signs in front of the church on Rio Grande St. 


July 11, 2024 6:45pm Electricity Update
07/11/2024

Several areas of Jersey Village have had power restored today. 

 

A list of addresses were given to CenterPoint to investigate further as to why the power at the specific location was not back on. CenterPoint has informed the City Manager that in each case it was a fuse or transformer that is bad for the given location. They also said there is no estimated restoration time for this, but they are aware of the issue and no homes have been forgotten.

The Wyndham Village subdivision grid area is still being investigated by CenterPoint. We should have more information tomorrow as to the cause of the issues and restoration time. 


Electricity Update July 11 - 8:30am
07/11/2024
The City Manager spoke with CenterPoint several times last night. They should have estimates for power restoration later today. We do expect some circuits to be restored with power today. If there are problems with fuses, trees down, or the like that means some will still be without power. 
We hope to have more information later this afternoon.

July 11 - 9:20am Update
07/11/2024

Electricity

The City Manager spoke with CenterPoint this morning. They said some of the backbone in the city should be energized by this evening. If there are fuses or transformers that are blown some residents will still be without power. We should have more updates this afternoon. 

CenterPoint has trucks in Jersey Village currently with transformers and poles on them. 

 

Shelter

The Red Cross has set up a shelter at Champion Forest Baptist Church - Jersey Village. 16518 Jersey Drive. This is a 24 hour shelter. 


Electricity Update July 11, 10:45am
07/11/2024

Using the CenterPoint map published the other day and social media reports of residents it appears everything in orange in Jersey Village (with the exception of Wyndham Village which is still out) has at least backbone electricity at this time. There may be individual homes in the orange that do not have power.

If you are in the orange area (not in Wyndham Village) and without power can you send an email to the City Manager ableess@jerseyvillagetx.com to see if better information can be obtained as to what the issue at your location may be and try to get a good ETA on restoration?

For those in the green area including Village Drive, and east of the golf course, CenterPoint crews are working on the terminal pole that feeds the green area at this time. If they can fix that it should bring power on to a lot of people, but of course if there are fuse/transformer issues people will still be without power. We hope to know more within the next few hours.

Click the map for larger version.

CenterPoint Map


2024-07-10 1 PM Beryl Update Article
07/10/2024
City activities continue following the aftermath of Hurricane Beryl.  Below is a listing of current activities:

1.  Staff is working with Ashbritt concerning debris removal.  Debris removal tentative start Monday the 15th. They will have 6 trucks in the city removing debris.
2.  The Civic Center will continue to serve as a cooling center, being open from 8 am until 8 pm.  No Pets will be allowed in the Civic Center.
3.  Fire and Police will respond to calls as needed
4.  The City continues to monitor the residential area to prevent theft
5.  Street sweeper is active and out in the city.

July 10, 2024 6:20pm Update
07/10/2024

Electricity

 

Expected Restoration Timeframes

We understand that many residents are eagerly awaiting news on when their power will be restored. CenterPoint has informed us that expected restoration timeframes will be released tomorrow mid-day.

 

We do expect to see more CenterPoint activity in Jersey Village tomorrow. We should also have a better time frame on restoration. There are a few major points in Jersey Village that once repaired should energize large areas of the city. However, there are some parts of the grid are damaged (i.e.. blown fuses, trees on lines, transformers broken, etc.) that means it will be a while until all residents have power restored.

 

More Information Expected Tomorrow

In the press release scheduled for tomorrow, CenterPoint will highlight the areas that have been hardest hit by the storm and have experienced the longest outages. For those customers not in the hardest-hit areas but with debris on lines, more detailed information will also be provided tomorrow. This will help everyone understand the scope of the damage and the expected timelines for power restoration.

 

Outage Map Updates

The outage map failed after the May 16 storm, causing significant inconvenience. CenterPoint is working to create a new, functional map that will be up and running soon. The updated map will include estimated restoration times and will be refreshed at least three times a day. Updates will be issued at 12 noon, 4 pm, and 8 pm to ensure that residents have the most current information available.

 

The City has informed CenterPoint that the map they currently have online are not accurate. CenterPoint representatives are aware of this. They know many customers are without power, even though the map shows they should have power.

 

Communications With CenterPoint

The City Manager continues to reach out to CenterPoint regularly throughout the day. If and when they provide more information it will be passed along. 

 

Other Items

The City water and sewer plants continue to operate normally. 

 

The Civic Center will continue to be open as a cooling center from 8am to 8pm. 

 

A state website has been set up for residents to report damage from events like Beryl. It is the State of Texas ISTAT reporting website. Here is the link:  iSTAT Damage Surveys

 

Residents who need financial assistance should check out the US Government Disaster Assistance website.

 

Tree Debris pickup is scheduled to begin on Monday, July 15. Please have all trees to the curb by 7am on Monday. It is not necessary to have the tree limbs bundled. Length of the branches/limbs should be no longer than 10 feet. 

 


Electricity Update July 9, 2024 - 7pm
07/09/2024
CenterPoint has trucks working on the main lines coming into Jersey Village. Once those lines are active some residents should get power back. 

If there are other issues further into the circuits (such as lines down, blown fuses, etc.) that will take longer to fix. There is still no timeline for all of Jersey Village to have electricity restored. 

Electricity Update July 9 3pm
07/09/2024
CenterPoint has told the city they anticipate power being restored by the end of this week. They have not provided any other information or any better timelines. 

There are CenterPoint Crews in the city working. The City Manager will stay in regular communication with CenterPoint to try and get more information. 

Trash Update - July 9, 2024 9:30am
07/09/2024

Trash services will run as normal this week. They are expecting larger amounts of trash than normal due to the storm. As such there will be no recycling, as they are prioritizing trash removal. 


Electricity Update July 9 9am
07/09/2024

The City Manager just got off the phone with CenterPoint. They are very busy getting the assessments completed in our area and setting up the outside contractors. Work packets are being delivered to staging sites by noon for contractors. Trucks should start rolling at that time. We should have estimated restoration times later this afternoon. 

Tree crews will be the first ones out. After tree issues are taken care of electricity restoration can begin. 

If you have trees on lines at your house or in your area please send an email to ableess@jerseyvillagetx.com with the address of the trees on the lines so that can be forwarded to CenterPoint.


City Opens Cooling Center at 8 am on July 9, 2024
07/09/2024
The City will open the Civic Center as a cooling center beginning at 8 am on July 9, 2024.

2024-07-08 4 AM Beryl Weather Briefing and Update Article
07/08/2024

Click here for the 4am Weather Brief. 

We are aware of some power outages in the city, including Wyndham Village. 

Staff are monitoring the water and sewer plants. All plants are running normally. 


2024-07-08 6 AM Beryl Update Article
07/08/2024

Hurricane Beryl has made landfall and is working its way toward Jersey Village.  It is expected that the eye of the storm will pass fairly close to the City.  Flooding and high winds are a concern.  Accordingly, residents are encouraged to stay indoors. Please do not venture out while the storm is passing.  Please know that City Police and Fire will not respond to calls when winds reach 50 MPH unless it is a priority weather response.  

Posted at 6:14 a.m.

 

Damage Reports
07/08/2024

2024-07-08 12 PM Beryl Update
07/08/2024

The latest weather briefing from NWS can be found here

City crews are responding to multiple calls for service to remove downed trees on roadways. It will be several hours before crews are able to clear all of the streets.

Several roads are closed due to water, including Jones Road at Charles Rd and 529 at US290 frontage.

Please stay off the roads if possible. 

The White Oak Bayou at Lakeview is currently at 93.80, which is within the banks. In the last 24 hours we have received 7.92 inches of rain. We anticipate more rain coming this afternoon as well. 

We are in contact with CenterPoint about the power outages in the city. Currently there are over 2,197,000 CenterPoint customers without power. 

City water and sewer services are operating normally. There are no concerns with the city water.

If you have sustained home damage or flooding please report that using the form on this page. 


2024-07-08 7 PM Beryl Update
07/08/2024

With the storm behind us, following is some important information:

Golf Course Pump Station Operation
The pump station at the golf course operated during the storm to prevent potential flooding. This undoubtedly saved homes from flooding.

Power Restoration Efforts
Power outages have affected over 2.1 million customers. The latest update from CenterPoint, around 5:30 PM, reported ongoing damage assessments. They have mobilized an additional 10,000 resources to help restore power as quickly as possible. Traffic lights at Jones and Village Green are functioning. Some areas along Jones Road have power.

Debris Removal
The city has coordinated with AshBritt for the removal of tree debris, tentatively scheduled to start on Monday, July 15. This removal will include only tree debris. It will not include household waste, fence debris or anything of that nature.  More information about regular trash pickup is forthcoming.

City Services and Safety
City Hall remains without power and will be closed tomorrow (Tuesday). We plan to open the civic center as a cooling space once power is restored, if necessary. Police and fire departments will resume normal operations at 6 AM tomorrow, and additional patrols will continue throughout the night to ensure public safety. 

Essential Services
Water and sewer plants are operating normally. Information on trash pickup services for Tuesday is pending; updates will be provided through social media and email once available.

Check On Your Neighbors
Please also check on your neighbors to be sure they are safe.

Reporting Damage
If you have sustained home damage or flooding please report that using the form on this page. 

Posted at 7:09 PM


State Website to Report Damages from Beryl
07/08/2024

A state website has been set up for residents to report damage from events like Beryl.  It is the State of Texas ISTAT reporting website. Here is the link:  iSTAT Damage Surveys (texas.gov 


2024-07-07 11 AM Beryl Weather Briefing and Update Article
07/07/2024
Tropical Storm Beryl is becoming stronger and more organized as it approaches the Texas coast, according to an 11 a.m. ET update from the National Hurricane Center.
 

https://youtu.be/b2zwqYO9UVM

Beryl currently has maximum sustained winds of 65 mph and is located 195 miles southeast of Corpus Christi, according to the center. The storm’s forward speed has slowed from 12 mph to 10 mph.

Some of the outer bands are beginning to arrive along the Texas coast in the form of briefly heavy showers and thunderstorms.

Beryl is still forecast to regain hurricane strength later today, turning toward the north-northwest this afternoon, with a turn toward the north on Monday.

The center of the storm is expected to make landfall on the middle Texas coast early Monday. However, we can expect tropical storm force winds in our area beginning at 10 PM thru 12 midnight of 40 MPH.  The winds will increase to 58 MPH from 2 AM until 4 AM and from 4 AM to 10 AM the winds will be upwards of 60 MPH.  The storm is expected to leave our area around 1 PM on Monday.

City Staff is finalizing the preparations for the storm.  The Emergency Operations Center will be activated this evening at 5 PM.  Residents should finalize any final preparations for this storm and continue to check the City website for any further information.

CITY HALL WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY.


2024-07-07 5 PM Beryl Weather Briefing and Update Article
07/07/2024

Tropical Storm Beryl still has maximum sustained winds of 65 mph, according to the 5 p.m. ET update from the National Hurricane Center. Beryl is located about 130 miles south-southeast of Matagorda, Texas, and moving to the north-northwest at 12 mph. 

The narrative audio of the weather brief can be heard here:  

https://youtu.be/3Wp2ofQAmZk


It should bring the center of Beryl to land in about 12 hours, just before dawn in between Corpus Christi and Galveston, Texas, near Matagorda. 

Beryl is still forecast to intensify in the hours leading up to landfall and is expected to become a hurricane again before reaching land.

Tropical storm-force winds extend out 115 miles from the center and should be reaching the coast in the next couple of hours.

Residents are encouraged to stay at home during the storm.  Harris County has asked all residents to stay off of the roadways beginning at 10 PM this evening.  City Police and Fire will not respond to calls when winds reach 50 MPH unless it is a priority weather response.  


2024-07-07 10 PM Beryl Weather Briefing and Update Article
07/07/2024

Tropical Storm force winds of 39 mph sustained winds are expected to start in Jersey Village at approximately 3am. Rain is expected to start by 2am. Please utilize the links on the side of this page for the most up to date forecast from the National Weather Service. 

The weather briefing can be viewed here, and the slides can be downloaded here.


2024-07-06 7 AM - Beryl Weather Briefing
07/06/2024

Click here to review the July 6, 2024 5 am weather briefing information.

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2024-07-06 11 AM Beryl Weather Briefing
07/06/2024

Click here to review the July 6, 2024 11 am weather briefing information.

Follow this link for the Narrated video:  https://youtu.be/PoVvrgfaMHo

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2024-07-06 11 AM Beryl Update Article
07/06/2024

As if July 6, 2024 at 11 AM, Beryl is expected to make landfall as a Category 1 Hurricane North of Corpus Christi and track North through Victoria. 

The City is preparing for rain and tropical force winds.  Rainfall amounts of 5 to 10 inches are expected with local amounts up to 15 inches where the heaviest rainfall occurs.

For a narrated video of the status of Beryl at this time, visit:  https://youtu.be/PoVvrgfaMHo

The City's Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will be activated on Sunday, July 7, 2024 at 5 PM.

In the meantime, residents should prepare for this weather event.  Make sure your gas tanks are full and that you have plenty of food and water to carry you through the event.  Pick up all loose articles around the outside of your homes, take care of your pets, and check on your neighbors. 


2024-07-06 5 PM Beryl Weather Briefing
07/06/2024

Click here to review the July 6, 2024 5 pm weather briefing information.

Follow this link for the Narrated video:  https://youtu.be/o0lgrX9pBEU

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City Actively Monitoring Hurricane Beryl
07/05/2024

City staff have been monitoring Hurricane Beryl for several days. City staff have been taking the standard hurricane preparedness steps as we do before any major storm. This includes things such as checking storm drains, clearing streets, pumping down the retention pond, and readying city facilities. 

Today the National Weather Service Houston/Galveston hosted two weather briefings. You can view the briefings by clicking the links below. 

July 5, 2024 5pm Briefing - Full Briefing - Slide deck

July 5, 2024 11am Briefing - Full Briefing  - Slide Deck

Based upon these briefings we will be activating our Emergency Operations Center on Sunday evening. In the meantime staff will continue with our regular pre-event preparations. 

We encourage residents to prepare as well. Now is the time to make sure your emergency supply kit is ready. 

Please regularly check this webpage and our Facebook page for the latest updates.