Nederland asks for help with debris collections effort

Published 8:50 am Sunday, September 22, 2019

Nederland officials said they gathering the necessary information to determine the scale of a possible debris operation, adding it is necessary to homeowners to have materials separated.

The debris should be placed in separate piles as follows:

  1. Green Waste (limbs, tree branches, logs, leaves, and vegetation);
  2. Construction Debris (drywall, lumber, carpet and furniture);
  3. Appliances;
  4. Electronics (televisions, computers, printers, etc.);

“We strongly encourage homeowners to not place the debris in black bags,” a release said. ‘The City recognizes the inconvenience and additional work this separation of debris requires, but FEMA guidelines require separation of piles. At this time, the City has not been advised by the federal government whether FEMA reimbursement will be available for debris operations, but it is necessary to follow FEMA guidelines.”

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Homeowners should take photos of all their damage for their insurance or NFIP.

Those with questions about debris separation or placement, can call the City Manager’s Office at (409) 723-1503.

As part of the recovery process, it is necessary for the City of Nederland to collect information relating to damages caused by Tropical Storm Imelda.

Please send the requested information by email, preferably, to with a subject line “Storm Damage”.

City officials said the email would only be used to collect requested information.

It should not be used to report other issues or request other information. The following information is necessary: Name, Address, Contact Info, Home #, Cell #, Email address, Description of damage/water in home or garage and Anticipated debris.

Those who cannot access the internet can call (409) 723-1503 or 723-1505 to report the damage.