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The original item was published from 1/26/2023 12:05:23 PM to 2/27/2023 12:00:04 AM.

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Posted on: January 26, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Recovering from the storm

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We know many Baytownians were impacted by this week’s storm. We want to make sure you have the latest information in order to take the next step in recovery.

Here’s what we know at as of 10:30am:

Power Outages-

  • There are still 1,445 customers without power. Centerpoint says these should be restored by the end of business today, if not sooner.

Damages-

  • The National Weather Service office in Houston is estimating a high-end EF1 tornado impacted Baytown with wind gusts of an estimated 110mph.
  • Baytown’s Office of Emergency Management reports about 30 homes were damaged by the storm.
  • Residents can report damage using the iSTAT online tool: https://damage.tdem.texas.gov/.

Storm Debris-

  • Mayor, City Manager, and OEM coordinating with Harris County on county debris removal assistance.  
  • As of right now, private property owners will be responsible for debris removal and disposal. 
  • The Green Center is open for residents to utilize with normal restrictions applying. 
  • Baytown Public Works and Engineering clearing debris and trees from local roadways.

Disaster Relief-

  • Faith Family Church of Baytown and Christian Alliance are providing volunteers for clean-up. 
  • Red Cross is providing vouchers to some of those impacted the most. 
  • Harris County OEM Recovery Unit is working with United Way of Houston on long term recovery strategies.

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