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Residents, Businesses Can Help County Qualify Next Level Of FEMA Funding
Feb26

Residents, Businesses Can Help County Qualify Next Level Of FEMA Funding

Hopkins County residents and businesses can help Hopkins County qualify for the next level of FEMA funding for damages incurred during the winter weather event last week and in doing so potentially help themselves as well. The next category for FEMA Assistance is Category 1A, the category for individual assistance, and requires documentation of financial impact from the “winter weather event of 2021.” “If you have...

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Free Bottled Water Available To Anyone Without Water Or Still Under Boil Water Notice
Feb24

Free Bottled Water Available To Anyone Without Water Or Still Under Boil Water Notice

Free bottled water is available to any local residents or businesses without water following last week’s winter weather, especially those who do not have water because they are still waiting for a plumber or materials to repair broken pipes at their residence or business. In Sulphur Springs, residents or businesses can stop by Sulphur Springs Police Department, 125 South Davis St. to get some free bottled water. Those unable to...

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Free Bottled Water Available Wednesday For Families In North Hopkins Area
Feb24

Free Bottled Water Available Wednesday For Families In North Hopkins Area

Hopkins County Emergency Management Coordinator Andy Endsley reported 20 more pallets of bottle water were trucked Tuesday afternoon to FM 71 at State Highway 19 north. Officials returned Wednesday morning, Feb. 24, to distribute by the case free bottled water to assist local residents who still have low water pressure, no water or are still under a boil water notice from 3 p.m. and after Tuesday. pallets of battled water

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Free Cases Of Bottled Water Available For Families In North Hopkins Area
Feb23

Free Cases Of Bottled Water Available For Families In North Hopkins Area

Hopkins County Emergency Management Coordinator Andy Endsley reported 20 more pallets of bottle water were being trucked Tuesday afternoon to FM 71 at State Highway 19 north Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 23. Cases of bottled water are available free to assist families who still have low water pressure, no water or are still under a boil water notice from 3 p.m. and after Tuesday. Endsley reported a 500,000-gallon reduction on the NHWSC...

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Local Disaster Declaration Issued For Hopkins County Due To Winter Weather
Feb22

Local Disaster Declaration Issued For Hopkins County Due To Winter Weather

Disaster Summary Paperwork Has Been Submitted Requesting Consideration To Be Added To President’s List Of Counties Eligible To Apply For Additional Individual Assistance For Weather-Related Damages Hopkins County Commissioners Court Monday morning issued a local disaster declaration for Hopkins County due to the impact last week’s winter weather had not only on rural county residents and businesses but also residents of...

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Feb. 22-26 Meal A Day Menu
Feb22

Feb. 22-26 Meal A Day Menu

Although the Sulphur Springs Senior Citizens Center remains closed due to COVID-19, volunteers continue to work five days a week preparing and delivering meals to shut-in elderly in the community. The Feb. 22-26 Meal A Day Menu includes: Monday – Rope Sausage, Sauerkraut, Navy Beans, Tomato/ Corn/Okra, and Corn Bread Tuesday – Chicken Pot Pie, Broccoli and Cranberry Sauce Wednesday – Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans and a Roll...

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Governor Abbott, TDEM Urge Texans To Submit Self Reporting Damage Survey
Feb20

Governor Abbott, TDEM Urge Texans To Submit Self Reporting Damage Survey

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Division of Emergency Management are encouraging Texans to complete the Self Reporting Damage Survey to help the state identify damages across Texas and help emergency management officials gain an understanding of damages that occurred during the recent winter weather. This data is also needed to provide information to FEMA and highlight the need for federal disaster...

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TDI Offers Insurance tips following winter storms
Feb19

TDI Offers Insurance tips following winter storms

If your home was damaged due to a broken water pipe, downed tree limbs, or other winter damage, contact your insurance company or agent to file a claim as soon as possible. These insurance tips should help make the process go smoother: Make a list of damaged property. Take pictures or video of the damage. Don’t throw anything away until your insurance company tells you to. Take steps to protect your home from further...

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Friday: Weather-Related Closures, Schedule Changes, Postponements
Feb18

Friday: Weather-Related Closures, Schedule Changes, Postponements

With several inches of snow already covering the ground, another wintry storm on Wednesday night brought more snow and ice making travel difficult and dangerous until temperatures rise to allow thaw. Schools and organizations have reported weather-related closures and schedule changes as a safety precaution. Those weather-related schedule changes reported to KSST include: Schools Sulphur Springs ISD will remain closed and remote...

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Atmos Urges Residents To Curb Use To Help Keep Natural Gas Supply Available
Feb16

Atmos Urges Residents To Curb Use To Help Keep Natural Gas Supply Available

The situation for some residents could become even more uncomfortable if natural gas customers do not heed caution to conserve natural gas usage. Atmos just issued an “urgent alert” asking residents to reduce their energy use to help maintain natural gas supply for more critical human needs customers. ‘High demand of energy consumption due to historic cold weather could cause a loss of natural gas service...

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