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Houston Hurricane: Mayor Sylvester Turner pushes displaced residents of Beamer Road to emergency shelter in Pasadena

Houston, Texas (KTRK) – Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner convened some senior officials Wednesday afternoon to discuss storm recovery efforts already underway, as well as resources residents can use should they be displaced.

Deer Park and Pasadena received the most destruction after an EF-2 tornado hit the area, and Turner said he’s been in touch with those mayors and offered any support they needed. After all, the city of Houston knows what it’s like to be in the heart of severe weather.

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“They just need to let us know, and we will provide any assistance we can,” he said. “The city of Houston has been hit by seven federally declared disasters in the past seven years. Therefore, we want to be of as much help to our cities and our neighborhood as possible.”

During the briefing on Wednesday, Turner addressed concerns from the outside of Beamer Place Apartments off Beamer and Kirkshire Drive, where its roof has been badly damaged and insulation can be seen on vehicles all around the car park.

Evicted residents can contact or visit the Houston Korean Evangelical Church for information on how to get to the emergency center in Pasadena. The emergency center is located at 720 Fairmont, and transportation will be provided.

Turner said, “We want to make sure that you, your family and your children are well taken care of. No one will ask about your legal status.”

If your apartment complex is gutted and rendered uninhabitable, the mayor said those leases will be terminated immediately. If you have already made a deposit, it will be refunded.

Chris Butler of Houston Public Works urged apartment owners to contact their structural department to request a property appraisal.

“Right now, we just want to make sure we clean up the debris so we can determine what repairs are needed so people can go home,” Butler said.

Officials also want residents to be sure to take photos and video of any damage for insurance purposes.

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