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  • Oct 16 2017
    Click here for the new edition of the Friendswood Recovery Guide ... details
  • Oct 13 2017
    A portion of FM 518 (Friendswood Drive) will be closed on Thursday, October 19 at 6:20 p.m. for the Friendswood High School Homecoming Parade. Traffic on FM 518 between FM 2351 and Clearview Avenue will be rerouted. Northbound traffic on FM 518 at Clearview Avenue will be directed right onto Clearview Avenue, left on Quaker Drive, left on East Heritage Drive, and right on Pecan Drive to FM 2351. Southbound traffic on FM 518 at FM 2351 will be routed east or westbound on FM 2351... details
  • Oct 13 2017
    Click on this link for the Thursday Debris Removal Graphic. On Friday, Debris Removal Crews are working on Cherry Tree Ln., Kings Mill Rd., Silver Maple Ct., Autumn Creek Dr., King George Ln., Cedar Ridge Tr., Hideaway Dr., Quaker Bend Dr., and Bay Ridge Ct. ... details
  • Oct 13 2017
    From the Friendswood Police Department: Hope Lutheran Church, 1804 S. Friendswood Dr., is a drop-off site on Saturday, October 28 for the Bay Area Medication Take Back Day For more information, go to www.ccisd.net/alliance ... details
  • Oct 13 2017
    Friendswood Police Department is now enrolling for RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) Training RAD teaches self-defense tactics and techniques for women in a 15-hour, women-only course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. RAD is not a Martial Arts Program. Class is open to all women ages 12 and up. The course is a great mother-daughter program. This is a four-day course. You must atttend al... details
  • Oct 12 2017
    Kawasaki Motors Corp., USA, through its local dealer, UVC Powersports of Alvin, donated a MULE Pro DXT to the City of Friendswood on Tuesday afternoon (October 3). The MULE Pro DXT was presented by (left to right) Kawasaki's Garry Berry and Bruce Gill to Friendswood Mayor Kevin Holland and City Manager Roger Roecker. UVC Powersports will add additional equipment to the MULE Pro DXT, making it ready for service to multiple City departments in flood recovery operations and beyond. ... details
  • Oct 4 2017
    The Rotary Club of Friendswood Charitable Foundation has released new information about their Hurricane Harvey Relief efforts. As of October 11, the Foundation has distributed $106,297 to 275 applicants. An additional 51 checks totaling $10,923 are approved for disbursement. Five applications are being reviewed. New relief applications are not being accepted until more donations are received. All donations received for Hurricane Harvey Relief are being distributed to victims of the hurrica... details
  • Oct 4 2017
    During the street repair project on San Joaquin Parkway and San Miguel Drive, temporary traffic lights will be added at four locations. The temporary traffic lights will help residents safely enter or leave the area where the construction zone only allows one-way traffic. The traffic lights should be obeyed, helping to eliminate head-on collisions in the construction zone. The temporary traffic signals are expected to be in place until March, weather permitting. If you have questions about... details
  • Oct 2 2017
    Permits are required for all flood repairs. Permit fees for flood repair work will be waived. Permitting Forms and Applications Flood Repair Permits Flood repairs only, no structural additions or alterations: Permit applications building plus electrical, plumbing and mechanical (if applicable) Value of work include labor and materials Detailed scope of work for values $75,000 or greater and/or if structure is located in flood zone Sample Scope of... details
  • Oct 2 2017
    THINGS TO REMEMBER DURING CLEANUP Wear protective clothing, mask, boots and rubber gloves when handling items touched by flood waters. Wash your hands often with soap and water. Do continue to be aware of debris piles and their hazards. Do continue to be aware of rodents, snakes and insects. Do not try to do structural or electrical work yourself. Keep children and pets safe. Keep them away from wet or damaged materials, and leaking or spilled chemicals. Do not combine chemical... details
  • Sep 28 2017
    A FEMA Disaster Recovery Center is opening in Friendswood at the First Baptist Friendswood Relief Center, 209 S. Friendswood Dr. (at Shadowbend) on Friday at 1 p.m. They will close Friday night at 7 p.m. The Center will be open Saturday (September 30) from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday (October 1) from Noon to 5 p.m. Beginning next week, the hours will be Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays, noon to 5 p.m. A Disaster Recovery ... details
  • Sep 26 2017
    Please click on the link for Flood Repair Permit information ... details
  • Sep 26 2017
    On Tuesday, September 26, Friendswood Mayor Kevin Holland accepted a $75,000 check from Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) to assist the City s recovery from Hurricane Harvey. It is part of a $1 million dollar regional donation by MPC, the nation s third largest refiner, with large nearby operations in Texas City. ... details
  • Sep 25 2017
    Stevenson Park is open with the exception of both playgrounds. They are surrounded by temporary orange fences. Please do not use the Stevenson Park playgrounds until the fences have been removed. The Splash Pad and other facilities at Stevenson Park are open. For more information call 281-996-3220 or email rec@friendswood.com ... details
  • Sep 25 2017
    Click on the link for the Friendswood Recovery Guide 2017_09_25 ... details
  • Sep 22 2017
    Message from Friendswood Mayor Kevin Holland: I wanted to take a moment to share an update on how things are going and what the near future looks like. First, a little background information; for many years, the City of Friendswood has had plans and contracts in place to help us get through a disaster and begin to recover quickly. Earlier this year, months before Hurricane Harvey, Friendswood City Council again approved those annual contracts which include specific FEMA-approved procedure... details
  • Sep 22 2017
    NEW RED CROSS INFORMATION Infographic https://imageserv11.team-logic.com/mediaLibrary/246/Red_Cross_Financial_Assistance_Infographic.pdf Red Cross Hurricane Harvey immediate assistance program--As we continue to provide food, shelter and comfort for those affected by Hurricane Harvey, the American Red Cross is delivering financial assistance to people who need it most. Thanks to our generous donors, the Red Cross will provide $400 to qualified Texas households that were severely impacted by... details
  • Sep 21 2017
    Click here for the Red Cross Infographic RED CROSS HURRICANE HARVEY IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM September 21, 2017 As we continue to provide food, shelter and comfort for those affected by Hurricane Harvey, the American Red Cross is delivering financial assistance to people who need it most. Thanks to our generous donors, the Red Cross will provide $400 to qualified Texas households that were severely impacted by Harvey and need help taking care of emergency needs right now. S... details
  • Sep 21 2017
    Click on the link for SBA Disaster Loan details ... details
  • Sep 20 2017
    Homeowner, renter, business owner...a FEMA Disaster Recovery Center can help you learn what assistance may be available to you. For more information, visit: https://www.fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers ... details
  • Sep 20 2017
    There is a lot of misinformation circulating online. Because rumors spread fast, please tell a friend, share this page, and help FEMA provide accurate information. https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4332/updates/rumor-control ... details
  • Sep 18 2017
    Debris removal continues in the City of Friendswood. The pace of collection is faster when items are segregated into piles: --Construction and demolition: sheet rock, shingles, siding, carpet, furniture, and other items originating from homes. --Vegetative waste: tree trunks, limbs, shrubs, leaves, and plants. Do not bundle. --Bagged debris: If you have already bagged storm debris, put the bags in one separate pile. If you have not bagged your debris, put it in the appropriate pile. ... details
  • Sep 17 2017
    The quickest way to apply for federal assistance? Online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by phone at 800-621-3362 (voice, 711 or VRS) or 800-462-7585 (TTY). Due to high demand, lines may be busy. Please be patient, and try calling in the morning or evening when call volume may be lower. FEMA Disaster Relief Center locator http://asd.fema.gov/inter/locator/home.htm The September 15 edition of the Friendswood Recovery Guide 9_15 Details on FEMA Buyouts ... details
  • Sep 14 2017
    Click on the links: Debris Guidelines Debris Hauler Identification ... details
  • Sep 14 2017
    Click on the links Apply for FEMA Assistance or call 1-800-621-3362 Locations of Disaster Recovery Centers Details on FEMA Buyouts SBA Disaster Loan details ... details
  • Sep 14 2017
    Click on the links Red Cross Assistance First Baptist Friendswood receiving and giving donations Friendswood Rotary Club Charitable Foundation taking cash donations Library Resources Disaster Unemployment Insurance ... details
  • Sep 13 2017
    Harvey damage reporting--Harris County Appraisal District http://hcad.org/ ... details
  • Sep 13 2017
    Hurricane Harvey Damage Reporting for Galveston Central Appraisal District http://www.galvestoncad.org/ ... details
  • Sep 13 2017
    The Friendswood Library provides 14 computer workstations with internet, printing, and scanning services. Reference librarians are available to assist with navigation, printing, scanning, and emailing of documents related to Disaster Assistance. Contact the Friendswood Library at 281-482-7135 for more information. ... details
  • Sep 13 2017
    A new Harvey recovery message from Mayor Kevin Holland is available at this link: https://youtu.be/n0RyOfLq5Oo ... details
  • Sep 11 2017
    Click here for Debris Removal picture - More than one pass will be made. If the truck could not reach your debris on the first pass, move the remainder to the curb. - Debris must be in segregated piles. - Do not park in front of debris piles, it hinders access. Any items left on the curbside are subject to removal by the City s storm debris contractor. If you have furniture or other items that you are keeping or holding until insurance adjusters can see them; put t... details
  • Sep 9 2017
    All debris trucks working within the City of Friendswood can be identified by a Disaster Debris Hauler placard. It includes a truck number, capacity, contractor name, disaster code and applicant s name which is Friendswood. These trucks are being monitored by men and women that are Tetra Tech employees in high visibility vests. City contractors are also utilizing pickup trucks with trailers to collect large appliances such as refrigerators, washers, dryers, dishwashers, ...and water ... details
  • Sep 8 2017
    City officials have been in communication with FEMA in regard to potential buyout or mitigation programs to assist those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. At this time, there have been no assurances that a buyout program will be offered. The City of Friendswood encourages everyone who sustained flood waters in their home to protect their property by taking measures to remove wet carpet, sheetrock, insulation, and dry out their homes. Failure to do so could result in further damage... details
  • Sep 7 2017
    CenterPoint Energy flood recovery information... Before cleaning debris, digging on your property or to locate underground natural gas lines and other underground utility lines, call 811, the nationwide Call Before You Dig number. Be aware of where your natural gas meter is located. As debris is put out for heavy trash pickup, make sure it is placed away from the meter. In many areas the meter may be located near the curb. If debris is near a gas meter, the mechanized equipment us... details
  • Sep 7 2017
    Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) is available to Friendswood residents whose jobs have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey. DUA, which is an unemployment insurance benefit made available especially for victims of disaster, is available to individuals who: Have applied for and used all regular unemployment benefits from any state, or do not qualify for unemployment benefits Worked or were self-employed or were scheduled to begin work or self-employment in the disaster area, Can no... details
  • Sep 7 2017
    The City of Friendswood has received multiple calls regarding the looting of furniture and appliances from the curbside. Residents should be aware that material left on the public right of way (curb), is considered debris or garbage. Case law has established that garbage, by definition, cannot be stolen. Items left on the curbside are subject to removal by the City s storm debris contractor. If you have furniture or other items that you are keeping or holding until insurance adjuster... details
  • Sep 7 2017
    Harris County homeowners who have any type of property damage from Hurricane Harvey can now report that damage to the Harris County Appraisal District through the district s upgraded app. The appraisal district already had an existing app for iPhones and Androids that provided information to property owners and allowed them to submit exemption applications and request their iFile number, which is needed to file a protest. Searching for the address or phone numbers automatical...ly triggers ... details
  • Sep 3 2017
    Mobility through the neighborhoods that were damaged during Harvey is problematic for emergency vehicles and contractor equipment. Please limit parking to one side of the street. Officials are concerned that emergency response may be hindered. Parking also becomes an issue when trash and debris removal trucks are in the area. The Police Department will continue to tow vehicles that block roadways and driveways. Please encourage folks to park... details
  • Sep 3 2017
    Please take a minute and click on the link to view a video message from Mayor Kevin Holland. https://youtu.be/kDS2FKjRUT4 ... details
  • Sep 2 2017
    Friendswood Call Center is now OPEN Monday-Saturday 9a to 3p 281-888-0131 Ask about giving or receiving help. ... details
  • Aug 31 2017
    After disasters like Friendswood has suffered, door-to-door salespeople flock to some neighborhoods offering clean up and repair services. While many of these people are honest and reputable, some are not. Protect yourself and your wallet from unscrupulous operators. If you are insured, call your insurance adjuster and have them make an estimate of the damage and probable repair cost. This will give you a benchmark estimate, prepared by a professional, when you negotiate with... details
  • Aug 31 2017
    First Baptist Church of Friendswood s Collection Center, located at 209 S. Friendswood Drive (at the corner of E. Shadowbend) is open Monday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to collect and distribute donations. The Collection Center will accept only specific items. They must be new in the box. Cleaning supplies including bleach and mops. Safety equipment such as rubber boots, gloves, and hardhats. Baby formula Diapers Baby bottles Unused - Small Children s toys ... details
  • Aug 31 2017
    The Mary Queen Catholic Church Food Pantry at 606 Cedarwood Dr. in Friendswood is accepting donations of food for flood victims Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Flood victims may pick up food at the Mary Queen Catholic Church Food Pantry Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Calvary Houston located at 3700 FM 528 (Parkwood Drive) in Friendswood will open Friday, September 1, serving hot meals to those affected by the flood. The Mercy Chef tea... details
  • Aug 31 2017
    The City of Friendswood has been catastrophically impacted by Harvey with over 3,000 homes flooded. Financial donations are the best mechanism to help those in need. An account through the Friendswood Rotary Club Charitable Foundation has been set up to receive donations; utilizing Paypal: https://www.paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/1710525 The link accepts Paypal, credit or debit cards. Financial donations to the Rotary Charitable Foundation may also be made through Hometown Bank of Fri... details
  • Aug 29 2017
    The City of Friendswood would like to thank everyone for the enormous outpouring of support. Residents have generously donated food and other supplies to first responders and the many shelters that are open. At this time, public safety facilities do not have an immediate need for food. Residents wanting to donate are asked to coordinate with the City prior to bringing food, so that food will not go to waste. More detailed information pertaining to donations will be distributed in the co... details
  • Aug 28 2017
    Click on the link FEMA assistance or call 1-800-621-3362 Disaster Recovery Centers ... details
  • Aug 27 2017
    The City of Friendswood has received reassurance that the City s drinking water is safe, plentiful, and all purification plants are operational. ... details
  • Aug 24 2017
    If you haven't already done so, now is the time to enroll in the City of Friendswood's Community Notification system, CodeRed. It uses texts, emails and/or phone calls to deliver official City of Friendswood messages. Go to this link to subscribe: https://public.coderedweb.com/cne/en-US/AAEF81E58748 ... details
  • Aug 24 2017
    DECLARATION OF LOCAL DISASTER BY PROCLAMATION OF THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF FRIENDSWOOD WHEREAS, the approach of Tropical Storm Harvey presents an imminent threat of widespread or severe damage, injury, or loss of life or property resulting from flood, wind, storm, wave action, and other public calamity resulting therefrom which requires emergency action; and WHEREAS, Section 418.108 of the Texas Government Code and Section 22-26 of the Friendswood City Code authorize the Mayor of t... details
  • Aug 17 2017
    Two more City of Friendswood bond-funded projects are completed. In November 2013, voters approved $6.565 million for two projects: improving, expanding and equipping Fire Station Number 4 (111 Woodlawn Drive), and designing, constructing, and equipping a new fire station next to the Public Safety Building on Whitaker Drive. Both projects were accepted by the Friendswood City Council at their July meeting. Previously, Council voted unanimously to name the new facility the Kenneth M. C... details
  • Jul 17 2017
    The reconstruction of Winding Road, and other City of Friendswood bond-funded projects are completed. In November 2013, voters approved $7.71 million for road improvements on Mary Ann Drive, Shadow Bend Avenue, Townes Road, Winding Road, Woodlawn Drive and Blackhawk Boulevard. All are finished except Woodlawn and Blackhawk. Included in the Winding Road project are two real-time speed displays. Work on Woodlawn began in early June. Half of the old pavement has been removed. Weath... details