After Hurricane Beryl hit the Greater Houston area July 8, the Tomball and Magnolia area has begun recovery, with cooling shelters opening and debris pickup beginning.

What you need to know

Hurricane Beryl made landfall as a Category 1 storm around 4 a.m. July 8 in Matagorda, Community Impact previously reported. The hurricane then moved through the Houston region and left millions of people without power.

The Tomball and Magnolia area also received nearly half a dozen inches of rain between July 7-11, according to the Harris County Flood Warning System. Click the points on the map below to see various rainfall totals in Tomball and Magnolia.

Amid recovery, several cooling shelters and distribution centers have opened around Tomball and Magnolia. This list is not comprehensive and was last updated at 10:52 a.m. July 11.

Distribution centers include:

  • Ice, water and food distribution from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. July 11 at Magnolia High School, 14350 FM 1488, Magnolia

Shelters and cooling centers include:

  • Hope’s Landing, 706 E. Main St., Tomball
  • Sts. Simon & Jude Catholic Parish, 26777 Glen Loch Drive, The Woodlands
  • West Montgomery County Community Development Center, 31355 Friendship Drive, Magnolia
Local leaders have also signed disaster declarations, including:

Also of note

Several area community centers are closed until further notice following the storm, including:

What else?

The city of Tomball opened a tree debris drop-off location at the old landfill on Rudolph Road at 1200 Rudolph Road, Tomball. It will be open through next week for residents and utility customers, with a driver’s license or utility bill needed for verification.

  • Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Sat., 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Sun., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Harris County Precinct 3 will also begin debris removal July 15, Commissioner Tom Ramsey announced via Facebook.

Montgomery County residents can register requests for debris pickup using this online form.

Magnolia opened a debris drop-off dumpster for utility customers at Unity Park, 19450 Unity Park Drive, Magnolia. It will be open July 12, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and July 13, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. A driver's license or utility bill is needed for verification.

Zooming out

President Joe Biden approved a disaster declaration for the state following Hurricane Beryl, which grants federal assistance for debris and emergency protective measures, according to prior reporting.

One more thing

To help record damage associated with the storm, Tomball residents are being asked to fill out the city of Tomball’s storm damage report.

Residents can also fill out an Individual State of Texas Assessment Tool damage survey to record any damage or losses following Hurricane Beryl.