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The City of Newton continues to make Hurricane Laura damage repairs.  Debris pick up is continuing and still on the first pass in many areas, when all areas have been picked up once, We will start back over and make one final pass in other areas, we should begin final pass by November 1st if not sooner.:

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Things You Can Do To Mitigate Against Flooding

There are steps that you can take to prepare yourself and mitigate against flooding damage

Order 2020-01 Substandard and Dangerous Structures at 104 Main Street, Newton Texas

AN ORDER OF THE CITY OF NEWTON, TEXAS CITY COUNCIL WITH REGARD TO THE ABATEMENT OF THE SUBSTANDARD AND DANGEROUS STRUCTURES LOCATED AT 104 MAIN STREET, NEWTON, TEXAS

City of Newton CDBG MIT Competition Program  Applications Available for Review

The City of Newton CDBG-MIT Competition Program applications are now available for review at City Hall in the City Administrator’s office 101 West North Street, Newton, TX between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Debris Removal

Debris Removal

Declaration of Disaster

DECLARATION OF DISASTER

WHEREAS, the City of Newton, Newton County, Texas on the 25th day of August, 2020 is in imminent  threat  of widespread  or  severe damage,  injury, loss of life  or property damage, resulting from countywide conditions created by Hurricanes Marco and Laura with torrential rainfall, severe thunderstorms and strong winds, affecting City of Newton, Newton County by causing flooding in populated areas as well as major infrastructure  damage, preventing  access  to  or  the  safe  passage  on  many  roadways  and  damaging  homes  and businesses.   Such conditions have created a public safety hazard.

WHEREAS, the Mayor of the City of Newton, Texas, has determined that extraordinary measures must be taken to protect life, as well as to protect or rehabilitate property, which are necessary and hereby ordered.

WHEREAS, this current State of Emergency and Declaration of Disaster shall run concurrently with any existing Declaration of Disaster for any previous incident, event or natural disaster that has occurred within the County of Newton and that still remains in effect at the time of this Declaration of Disaster and State of Emergency is ordered.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT PROCLAIMED BY THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF NEWTON:

I.      That a local state of disaster is hereby declared for City of Newton, Newton County, Texas, pursuant to Section 418.108(a) of the Texas Government Code.

II.           Pursuant to Section 418.108(b) of the Texas Government Code, the state of disaster shall continue for a period of not more than seven days from the date of this declaration unless continued or renewed by the City Council of the City of Newton,  Newton County, Texas.

III.          Pursuant to Section 418.108(c) of the Texas Government Code, this declaration of a local disaster shall be given prompt and general publicity and shall be filed promptly with the City Secretary.

IV.          Pursuant to Section 418.108(d) of the Texas Government Code, this declaration of a local state of disaster activates the county/city Emergency Management Plan.

ORDERED this 25th day of August,

 

                                                                                          ____________________________________________

                                                                                          Mark Bean ,  Mayor
                                                                                          City of Newton, Newton County Texas

Mandatory Evacuation

ORDER OF MANDATORY EVACUATION

 

WHEREAS, the City of Newton, Newton County Texas, on the 25th day of August, 2020,  at  5:00 p.m., has issued a mandatory evacuation due to the imminent threat of being in the path of the weather event currently designated as Hurricane Laura, as described in reports issued by the United States National Weather Service and the Texas State Operations Center, potentially causing widespread or severe damage, injury, or loss of life and property resulting from countywide conditions created by torrential rainfall, major flooding with high speed winds and tomadic activity over an excessive period of time, affecting Newton County.  Such conditions have created an imminent public safety hazard.

 

WHEREAS, the Mayor of the City of Newton,  Newton County Texas, determined, based upon trajectory reports issued by the National Weather Service and the Texas State Operations Center, that extraordinary measures must be taken to protect life, as well as to protect or rehabilitate property, were necessary and ordered.

 

THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED BY THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF NEWTON, THAT A MANDATORY EVACUATION IN NEWTON COUNTY, TEXAS, IS IN EFFECT AS OF MONDAY, AUGUST 2srn, 2020, AT 5:00 P.M. CST UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

 

ORDERED this 25th day of August 2020.

                                            

                                                                                                         _______________________________

                                                                                                         Mark Bean, Mayor
                                                                                                         City of Newton