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Posted on: March 10, 2020

[ARCHIVED] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Port Arthur Herget - Foley Area Community Meeting

Census Map Herget and Foley

Buyout or Acquisition?

The City of Port Arthur suffered greatly in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in August 2017. The over three thousand homes and businesses destroyed as a result of the rainfall experienced in the area was ranked among, or as, the highest total rainfall accumulation in the U. S.  history.

As a result of the devastation in our community, federal entities, such as the General Land Office, FEMA, and the U. S. Census Bureau, surveyed the land and drainage/Stormwater issues in the Port Arthur area. Many homes and businesses are within the federal/state guidelines for flood protection; however, some areas are not within guidelines and those citizens have been given a choice to decide if they wish to participate in a Buyout/Acquisition Program, or not.

This program is definitely not a required, or mandated, choice. The Buyout/Acquisition Program offers affected citizens an opportunity to move into areas where service will be available for maintaining drainage and Stormwater issues that may still plague our City. 

A Community Meeting for the Herget - Foley Streets homeowners has been scheduled for tomorrow, March 11, 2020, at the Westside Community Center, 601 W. Ransom Howard Road, at 11:00 AM.  For those residents living in that affected area, representatives from Traylor and Associates will and explain the buyout/acquisition project.

Community Meeting Flier COPA Herget - Foley

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