Bellaire, West U issue disaster declarations ahead of Hurricane Laura

The cities of Bellaire and West University Place have issued local disaster declarations ahead of Hurricane Laura. (Hunter Marrow/Community Impact Newspaper)
The cities of Bellaire and West University Place have issued local disaster declarations ahead of Hurricane Laura. (Hunter Marrow/Community Impact Newspaper)

The cities of Bellaire and West University Place have issued local disaster declarations ahead of Hurricane Laura. (Hunter Marrow/Community Impact Newspaper)

The cities of Bellaire and West University Place have issued disaster declarations ahead of Hurricane Laura.

Bellaire Mayor Andrew Friedberg and West University Place Mayor Bob Higley signed their respective declarations Aug. 26, according to announcements from both cities.

City offices in both cities will remain closed Aug. 27, and both have activated their emergency operations centers at Level 1, which denotes maximum readiness.

Bellaire

Solid waste pickup will not take place Aug. 27, according to Bellaire’s city website.


Recycling bins should be brought in and made secure as soon as possible on the afternoon of Aug. 26. Regular solid waste services are expected to resume Aug. 28.

The Bellaire Building and Standards Commission meeting scheduled for Aug. 26 and the Bellaire LIFE Advisory Board meeting scheduled for Aug. 27 are canceled.

Residents are reminded to clear the roadways by 8 p.m. Aug. 27, according to the city’s website.

City of Bellaire pool operations and Camp Paseo will also be closed all day Aug. 27, as will the city library, City Hall and the municipal court.

West University Place

Trash, recycling and yard waste collection are canceled for Aug. 27 and possibly for Aug. 28, according to the city website.

In addition, recreational facilities will be closed Aug. 27 and 28.

The city is also recommending residents not park their vehicles in the street the nights of Aug. 26 and 27 to aid in cleanup and emergency vehicle access.
By Hunter Marrow
Hunter Marrow came to Community Impact Newspaper in January 2020. Before that, Hunter covered local news in Ontario, OR for three years, covering municipal issues, crime, and education across Malheur County and across the border into Idaho.