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As recovery efforts are underway, we will continue to provide resources for our region, including the latest information for volunteers, donors and resident's seeking Federal assistance for home repairs. City of Copus Christi specific information can be found at the bottom of this page.
If you are a business owner, homeowner or renter and received storm damage from Hurricane Harvey, you may be eligible for a very low-interest rate loan from the US Small Business Administration. For homeowners and renters, the interest rate is as low as 1.75 percent, and for business owners as low as 3.305 percent with no payments for the first year, and with repayment terms up to 30 years. The deadline for applying is rapidly approaching - October 24. For more information call 1-800-659-2955 or visit SBA.GOV/Harvey.
Register online at DisasterAssistance.gov. or download the FEMA APP to register or call to register with FEMA at 1-800-621-3362 (FEMA). You will be asked to provide basic information including insurance coverage. Anyone affected by Hurricane Harvey is encouraged to apply. You may be referred to a range of helpful programs in addition to FEMA assistance. The information you provide will be used to help FEMA determine whether you are eligible. In most cases, an inspector will come out to look at your damaged property to help FEMA determine which relief program you qualify for.
To be considered for federal disaster assistance, individuals and households must reside in a county that was included in the impacted area declared a federal disaster for Individual Assistance. Your damages must be a result of Hurricane Harvey. You may be asked to provide additional information once FEMA reviews your application.
If you are eligible, you will be notified of the programs you are eligible to participate in. If you have already registered with disasterassistance.gov or called 1-800-621-3362, you need not register again.
Making Repairs After a Storm
The Development Services Department would like residents to know they can make emergency storm repairs to protect their property without getting an initial permit and there are some repairs that do not require a permit.
JC Elliott Transfer Station
The JC Elliott Transfer Station will resume normal service hours from 8 am to 5 pm beginning Thursday, September 7.
Trash, Recycling & Brush Pickup
Special Brush & Bulky Item pickup continues City wide. Crews will pick up brush first, then make a second pass for debris and bagged brush.
Residents are reminded to have 3 separate piles for pickup - Loose brush/vegetation, loose debris & bagged yard waste, and white goods/appliances
Call 361-826-CITY (2489) to arrange for pickup of damaged appliances.
Vector Control - City Wide Mosquito Spraying
Vector Control has completed spraying the City as of Monday, September 11. Crews are continuing to collect mosquito traps to monitor populations and are now concentrating in the marshy areas of the City to treat with larvicide and adulticide. Vector Control is also helping Port Aransas by spraying their area through September 15
If you have any questions regarding SBA Disaster Loans or Economic-Injury Disaster Loans in the Coastal Bend area, please contact Public Information Officer Kevin Wynne in Austin at (916) 847-2638.