How to Request Storm Debris Pick Up in Your Neighborhood, Cooling Centers and More
Source: HCP4

How to Request Storm Debris Pick Up in Your Neighborhood, Cooling Centers and More

July 08 2024

Updated: Friday, July 12, 2024 at  12:03 PM CT

Harris County Precinct 4, your precinct, is ready to respond to the current and after effects of Beryl. Crews with Harris County Precinct 4 will be making their way through neighborhoods starting next week to remove storm debris. To request storm debris removal from roadways:

For more weather related resources, visit

Announcement from Harris County Precinct 4

Harris County Precinct 4 Commissioner Lesley Briones Road and Bridge team will be picking up tree and fencing debris from Hurricane Beryl throughout unincorporated areas of Precinct 4. Our team will systematically sweep through the subdivisions to clear storm debris street by street over 3 phases.

  1. Please place debris on the public easement in front or on the side of your home, between the sidewalk and the curb (or within three feet of the curb if you do not have a sidewalk) so that our maintenance teams can get to it as they cannot go on private property.
  2. Please leave your debris loose and in a pile and not in bags. 
  3. Please also be mindful of not placing the debris too close to fragile infrastructure like sprinkler heads, water mains or right next to mail posts to minimize the risk of damage when the debris is being picked up as the larger pieces will be moved with a claw.
  4. As of right now, there is no set schedule for the passes so we cannot guarantee when the maintenance teams will be in your area, but they are working overtime to clean up the storm debris over the next few weeks.

Precinct 4 will be picking up debris regardless of whether a homeowner made a request to Precinct 4 but you are welcome to call our Harris County Precinct 4 Community Assistance Department at 832-927-4444, email us at or reach out via our web portal at to make a request.

Public dumpsters are available for public residential use only. You can bring storm debris and heavy trash to one of our 3 public dumpster sites, more information regarding the public dumpsters can be found online at

If you are trying to find assistance to move debris from your private property to the curb feel free to reach out and we will be happy to provide resources of groups who may be able to help. Precinct 4 maintenance employees cannot move this debris but we may be able to connect you to other agencies or volunteer services deployed after the storm who may be able to help.

Relief During Heat Advisory

Another Heat Advisory has been issued for Thursday, July 11 by the US National Weather Service-Houston Galveston. With heat index values up to 106°F, the heat wave could cause dangerous conditions due to the widespread loss of power and A/C. Please click the image below to view a list of community centers that will be open on Thursday, July 11 and beyond to provide a cool place for residents to recharge their devices and more.

After the Storm

Harris County Precinct 4 is committed to providing support and assistance to our community in the aftermath of a storm.

How Precinct 4 Serves You After the Storm

  • Removes storm debris
  • Establishes self-service debris disposal sites
  • Distributes water and supplies
  • Connects residents to recovery

Tips to Recover After the Storm

Stay out of floodwater

  • Always follow warnings and signs about flooded roads Click here to see map of flooded roads in Precinct 4.
  • Don’t drive in flooded areas—cars or other vehicles will not protect you from floodwaters as they can be swept away or stall in moving water.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water if you have been in floodwater, as it may contain bacteria that may harm health, including germs, dangerous chemicals, human and livestock waste, and other contaminants that can make you sick.

Use caution with electrical devices

  • Never use a wet electrical device
  • Turn off the power at the main breaker in your house if the device is still plugged in
  • If the power is out, use flashlights instead of candles
  • If you have to use candles, keep them away from anything that can catch fire and extinguish them before going to sleep
  • Keep a fire extinguisher on hand and make sure your family reviews the instructions

Be careful near damaged buildings

  • Do not enter a damaged building until local authorities determine it is safe
  • Leave your home or building if you hear shifting or unusual noises

Stay away from power lines

  • Watch out for fallen power lines that may be hanging overhead.
  • Report down power lines to CenterPoint Energy by calling 713-207-2222

Drink safe water and eat safe food

  • Throw away food that may have come in contact with flood or storm water
  • Throw away perishable foods that have not been refrigerated properly due to power outages; also discard foods with an unusual odor, color, or texture
  • When in doubt, throw it out
  • Do not use water you suspect or have been told is contaminated to make baby formula or ice
  • Do not brush your teeth, wash and prepare food, wash your hands, or wash dishes in water
  • Bottled, boiled, or treated water is safe for drinking, cooking, and personal hygiene

Source: Harris County Precinct 4

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