Preliminary Report of Flood Damage

On June 9, the Harris County Office of Emergency Management released its preliminary report for the flood damage that occurred as a result of several storm systems that passed through the Houston area in late May. The damage was fairly widespread, with eleven Harris county municipalities suffering damages, though the city of Houston itself was the hardest hit. According to the report, a total of at least 2,516 residences and 73 businesses were affected by the flooding, and at least 2 Houston homes were completely destroyed. 2,195 of those residences and 53 of those businesses were in Houston proper while the rest were in the surrounding cities of Bellaire, Pasadena, West University Place, Bunker Hill Village, Galena Park, Hillshire Village, Hedwig Village, Piney Point Village, Spring Valley Village, and Hunters Creek Village. (See the full report here.) As a result, Houston-area insurance companies are scrambling to keep up with the flood damage claims. Economists at BBVA Compass estimate the economic impact of the damages could be anywhere from $200-$550 million, which is less than the impact of Hurricane Ike in 2008 (about $154 billion in today’s dollars) and Tropical Storm Allison in 2001 (about $6.7 billion in today’s dollars), but it is still a significant amount. And the economists noted also that this does not take into account the as-yet-unknown cost to repair the Southwest Wastewater Plant. A report is not yet available for Montgomery County because they are still gathering data, but damage has been reported there as well, especially in areas near the San Jacinto River and the Lewis Creek Dam. On June 8, Liberty County extended its Commissioner’s...

Welcome Our Newest Team Member – Bryce Stewart

The Doug Erdy Group is very excited to announce Bryce Stewart as our newest team member! Bryce brings a tremendous background to our team that includes senior management in oil/gas sales, marketing, and operational management. His dynamic personality and tireless work ethic is a perfect match for our group and will certainly be an asset to the team and clientele he serves. Bryce is a native Texan and Kingwood-Greentree resident since 1999. He and his wife, Karen, have been married for over 20 years and have two beautiful children, Bryce and Peyton. Bryce Jr. is 20 and currently attending Texas A&M, and his daughter, Peyton, is 17 and a senior at Kingwood High School. The Stewart family is very active in the Kingwood and Atascocita areas. Please join us in welcoming Bryce and his family to our amazing...

What’s Happening in The Woodlands?

At The Doug Erdy Group, we like to keep you – our clients, community, and partners – current on what’s happening in the communities that we serve. This week we are focusing on The Woodlands. Listed below are events occurring in The Woodlands during November: Woodlands Township Veterans Day Tribute – Residents and businesses are invited to attend this special event honoring veterans from The Woodlands. The Woodlands Township will hold the event at Town Green Park on Veterans Day, Tuesday, November 11, 2014, at 4:30 – 5:30 pm. Local veterans from all branches of service are welcome to participate. For more information, please call 281-210-3800 or visit The Woodlands Township’s website. America Recycles Day – The Woodlands Township will be celebrating this awesome event at the 3R Bazaar on Saturday, November 15, 2014, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, at 8203 Millennium Forest Drive in The Woodlands. The public is invited to attend to learn more about recycling. For collection guidelines, visit The Woodlands Townships’s website or contact the Environmental Services Department at 281-210-3800. The 3R Bazaar is a program of The Woodlands Township with sponsorship from The Woodlands G.R.E.E.N., Waste Management, The Woodlands Development Company and H-E-B. Luxury in Lights – This awesome celebration will be held at Market Street on November 20, 2014 at 6:00 pm. At the celebration they will unveil their 70-foot Christmas tree, which will be synchronized to twinkling lights and holiday music. Smile With Santa – Bring your children to have their photos taken with St. Nick beginning Friday, November 21 through Wednesday, December 24, 2014. Market Street is hosting this special event...