National Flood Insurance Program Community # 485510
Damage Assessment Results
Updated: November 17, 2009 .
80 Homes With Substantial Damage
613 Homes Without Substantial Damage
Addresses Cleared for Building Permits
Addresses Determined to have Substantial Damage
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MINIMUM BASE FLOOD ELEVATIONS
A list of the Minimum
BFE for each address
FAST TRACK BUILDING PERMIT FORM
Effective September 1, 2009, all building
permit fees will return to their pre-Ike
amount. This includes fence and roof
permits. Fence permits will require drawings
and approval prior to issuance.
Fast Track building permits
will not be issued after August 31, 2009.
Normal building remodeling permits and
inspections will be required effective
September 1, 2009.
Outstanding Fast Track
permits will remain valid and eligible for
inspection for a period of one-year from
date of issue. Thereafter those permits will
have expired and any additional work or
inspection will require a new building /
remodeling permit and the payment of
standard fees. There is no credit for
Available From The City
The Texas Board of
Professional Land Surveying (512.239.5263)
regulates and licenses competent surveyors to
provide accurate surveys.
Demolition Permit Requirements
- NO OPEN FIRES
It is unlawful to kindle, ignite or
burn any paper, wood, brush, trash, refuse within
the city. Fine Up To $2,000. City Code Sec. 26-1
If you pump the water out of your swimming pool
the water MUST go into the sanitary sewer.
Please place the discharge hose into your cleanout
or other drainpipe.
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Wednesday, Sept 17 at 3pm
Thank You Tarrant Regional
The Water Is Back
UPDATE 9.19.2008 @ 4:00pm: We estimate that 575 of our 650 homes
have been flooded and today are uninhabitable. I believe it was Winston
Churchill who said, "When you're going through hell, keep going." That's
exactly what we're doing as a community. Shoreacres is showing what it's
made of, and it's all good. Our citizens have pulled together with
neighbors, city workers, volunteers and disaster relief teams. The
results are incredible.
are happening everywhere. Both city water and sewer are up and running.
Our streets are clear and every home is accessible. Debris removal
has started. The city has contracted with Asplundh to pick up as
much as you can stack next to the street. Giant trucks equipped with
grapple claws will start by picking up trees and brush. It is very
important that you have your trees and brush separated from other
morning we received a forklift on loan from Revak Turbo Machinery
Services which has helped tremendously with handling emergency supplies.
9:00am Garner Environmental Service delivered three large generators. At
1:15pm we resolved motor control issues and put our primary waste water
liftstation back in service. Forty minutes later another liftstation was
placed in service. By 3:30 the last of our three waste water
liftstations have been placed back in service fully restoring sewer
service to the city.
Presently we have to drive a laptop computer out of Shoreacres to a
place where we can get Internet service to provide these updates.
Tonight we anticipate having satellite Internet equipment installed and
operational. That will not only help with the website, but will allow us
to have access to other vital information.
UPDATE 9.18.2008 @ 10:00pm: More progress today. We filled our
water tower, have full water pressure, repaired all but two or three
leaks, and have flushed all of our lines. Unfortunately we will stay
under the Boil Order until commercial electric service is restored.
Until then drinking water should be available at City Hall.
Regional Water District has been performing a tremendous service for
Shoreacres. Yesterday they helped clear streets and rights-of-way of
fallen trees. Today they concentrated on clearing fallen trees from the
utility easements which will speed the restoration of electricity when
line crews arrive. One of the biggest jobs they have singlehandedly
tackled was clearing Miramar of about 1,000 tons of concrete rubble. How
luck we are to have their assistance.
trying to get the sewer system back in service but are dependent on
getting generators from an outside vendor. Garner Environmental Service
continues to let us down. Yesterday they promised us three generators
this morning. This afternoon they promised us the generators this
evening. This evening they have promised us the generators tomorrow
morning. We have had a crew and electrician on stand-by for more than 24
hours waiting on those generators. Until they arrive we can't determine
what other repair may be required to the system.
UPDATE 9.17.2008 @ 5:00am: Help is on the way. American Red Cross
has been delivering meals that city volunteers have been distributing at
a drive thru at City Hall. Starting yesterday Red Cross has been
arriving at lunch and dinner with a cantina truck and serving hot meals.
Water has been donated (but is running short). Yesterday HEB donated ice
arrived and will be available today (Wednesday) as well. Portable
restrooms were also delivered at City Hall, Circle Park and along
news of the day is that Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) is
sending us a crew of five and a large generator for our water plant on
Bayou Forest. With that assistance we will be able to restore water
pressure. Additionally the TRWD crew is bringing a backhoe and
other equipment to help repair water breaks and clear downed trees and
still waiting on generators requested from the state to operate our
(water plants and) wastewater liftstations.
CenterPoint estimates that it would take six crews three days to restore
power to our primary water and wastewater facilities. Under the present
conditions we anticipate that amount of work to take at least two weeks.
County Constables will be in the city assisting the police department
with patrols. They may be joined by Harris County deputies.
course the signals at Shoreacres and SH146 are down and out. Soon we'll
attempt to direct traffic at that intersection to keep everyone moving.
UPDATE 9.16.2008 @ 1:00pm: Small improvements everywhere. More
street are passable. Fewer water and gas leaks. Portable restrooms! Food
and water at City Hall. City's computer network was restored this
morning (still no Internet or e.mail). Still no fax machine line either.
wants to know when we'll have water, so here's our best estimate, (with
no guarantees). Reasonable water pressure for fire fighting and general
cleaning maybe Wednesday (9/17) afternoon. Water that's approved for
drinking without boiling, maybe October 1. We are dependent on
generators or electrical service, restoration of sanitation equipment
and sanitation of the distribution system.
even less in control of when electric service is restored. The good news
is that CenterPoint survey crews have arrived this afternoon. Looking at
the system and damage is the first step in developing a plan for repair.
You can watch for tree crews to arrive to clear those trees that have
fallen across or into the power lines. Restoring everyone's power could
UPDATE 9.15.2008 @ 6:00pm: The Police Department has been working hard
and doing a great job to protect our citizens and their property. It's a
difficult job and working roadblocks is always a thankless job, but
necessary for us to maintain security. Today two looters were arrest
stealing property from home in broad daylight.
residents will be able to return to all streets as of Monday. Proof of
residency will be required for streets east of Westview.
Hall and the Public Works building are being operated on our own
back-up generators. City Hall will reopen for "normal" business on Tuesday.
Our four man Public Works crew
has been doing an outstanding job under these very difficult conditions.
continuing to have difficultly with our
water system. Flood water has damaged controls, pumps, and power
distribution circuits. We are struggling to maintain enough water
pressure to supply our fire hydrants. Our sewer system is still out of service until we can
either obtain generators or have commercial service restored. Telephone
service is hit and miss throughout the city, including City Hall. If you
and don't get through to us please keep trying, eventually you will
Residents of Shoreacres:
evening the Mayor and I were finally able to personally review the
impact that Ike has had on our homes. It makes us very sad to see the
devastation and destruction of so many homes. Some parts of the city
still remain inaccessible today.
so very thankful that none of our residents were in these homes when
they were violently destroyed. It is certainly clear that our concern
about this hurricane was justified.
that everyone is very anxious to return home and see the damage for
themselves. We understand that and will work hard to make that happen as
quickly as possible. First, we must ensure that everyone did make it out
safely. Second, we must ensure that we protect your homes and property
from further damage or losses. Fire presents one of the largest risks
now so we are working to restore water pressure to our fire hydrants.
Third, we must make it possible for you, our emergency services, and
utility crews to safely reach your property.
of the extraordinary hazards and dangers it will be necessary for us to
do these things before allowing you and your family to return. Many if
not most of our 650 homes are not habitable today.
should know that it may be four weeks or longer before electrical
service is restored to the entire city. You should also know that our
water system has been compromised and will take some time to restore.
Stall, City Administrator
HURRICANE IKE BULLETINS
MAYOR & COUNTY JUDGE CALL FOR MANDATORY EVACUATION
ALL CITY SERVICES TO BE SUSPENDED - INCLUDING
EXTREME TIDES AND SURGE PREDICTED FOR SHOREACRES
MAYOR CALLS FOR VOLUNTARY EVACUATION
is Shoreacres City Hall. The red marks were placed on the
building on Thursday, September 11th in advance of the arrival
of Hurricane Ike.
City Administrator David Stall and
Public Works Director Eloy Gonzales placed these marks on the
building to indicate its the elevation above sea level.
Storm surge from Hurricane Ike at
Shoreacres was forecast to be between 17 and 20 feet.
In 1983, before this building was
built, Hurricane Alicia visited Shoreacres. Alicia produced a 10
foot storm surge that put about 4 feet of water in the previous
Critical items were removed from the
building, priority equipment and records were move to be above
the 20-foot line inside the building, important equipment and
records were placed upstairs above 17.5-feet, and other
non-critical items and records were moved in the building to a
place inside the building above the 12-foot line.
This new building was constructed to
withstand a 15 foot storm surge. City offices are on the second
floor with a meeting room and storage downstairs. The ground
floor is at 8 feet 10 inches NAVD. The second floor
office space is 17.5 feet NAVD.
The first floor is constructed of
concrete filled block. The lower windows are intended to
breakout and allow water to flow through the building. Windows
upstairs are shuttered.