2020 Street Maintenance Project

The streets listed below will have FRESH OIL applied on Thursday, July 15th  and Friday, July 16th.

Please exercise caution when driving on these streets.

The City Of Vidor will soon be starting it's 2020 Street maintenance project. You will soon see equipment and street barricades in your area. The streets and scheduled start dates of maintenance work includes....

​Street ​Start date
​N. Tram (from the feeder road to E. Tram) ​6-29-20
​1st Street​7-6-20
​Jackson Street & Alma Circle​7-13-20
​Lexington Drive​7-17-20

​Work on each street is expected to take approximately one week.

While under construction, the roads will be intermittently closed to traffic during the day.

Please note, the road project schedule and road closures are subject to change due to weather conditions.

!!!Please use alternate routes during the scheduled construction!!!

Your cooperation and patience with this effort is greatly appreciated!!!

Vidor City Pool - Opening Day & New Rules & Regulations

 Welcome to the Vidor City Pool! 

Due to Covid-19 these rules have been set in place:

 * As of right now our maximum capacity for swimmers is limited to 20 people. Our total capacity is 40 people. When you call to make a reservation you MUST know if you are going to swim or not!

* Our time blocks will be 12:00-2:30 and 3:00-5:30.

* We will be taking reservations starting July 13th. You can call (409)769-9020 between the hours of 12:00-3:00. Starting July 15th you can call 12:00-5:00 to make a reservation. Vidor city limit residents will be first priority, but we will allow walk-ups if we are not at maximum capacity.

* When standing in line to enter the gate people will be asked to stand on markers that are 6 feet apart from other guest (families may stand together).

* Gate fees are $5 per person for Vidor city limit residents and $7.50 per person for non-­residents.

* We will not be hosting parties, swim lessons, or water aerobics.

* There will be no access to lounge chairs or tables. No equipment will be sold or allowed in ( such as beach balls, pool noodles, ect.). If a swimmer needs to use a lifejacket they will need to come to the concession stand to ask for one. All lifejackets will be sprayed down after each use. You can bring your own chair, but must social distance from other guest!

* We will not be selling anything from the concession stand and guest will not be allowed to bring food or drinks inside the fence. You can have them in your vehicle.

* Changing areas will be off limits. Two people at a time are allowed in the bathrooms.

​* Children under the age of 16 must have an adult with them on the property at all times.

Adults are not allowed to drop them off and leave!

Drainage Grant Opportunity Needs Your Participation

 Dear Citizens of Vidor,

The City has an opportunity coming up to apply for a grant that could make a big difference in drainage projects for the City.

We must have citizen participation by completing a survey. The problem is we must have 80% of our homeowners complete the survey. If we can meet the requirements (including these surveys), the City could possibly receive millions of dollars for flood and drainage improvements that we otherwise could never afford. We will have the survey available at city offices (Library, Sanitation, Police Department, City Website, Facebook, etc.)

This is a huge opportunity for the city to be able to improve drainage for our citizens, for example city wide ditch improvements, culverts, and retention ponds just to name a few. Please help us by filling out a survey form and getting your family and neighbors to do so as well.

This is your opportunity to help the city get these projects funded. Please click or tap one of the links below to get started.

Thank you for your help.


TxCDBG Survey

This is a huge opportunity for the city to be able to improve drainage for our citizens, for example city wide ditch improvements, culverts, retention ponds just to name a few. Please help us by filling out a survey form and getting your family and neighbors to do so as well.

TxCDBG Cuestionario

Esta es una gran oportunidad para que la ciudad pueda mejorar el drenaje para nuestros ciudadanos, por ejemplo, mejoras en zanjas en toda la ciudad, alcantarillas, estanques de retención, por nombrar algunos. Ayúdenos completando un formulario de encuesta y haciendo que su familia y vecinos también lo hagan.

Things You Can Do To Mitigate Against Flooding

Things you can do to mitigate against flooding
Flooding is the nation's number one natural disaster, and it can occur inland, along the coast, and across every region of the country. Even though you may think your community has little or no risk of flooding, the reality is that anywhere it rains, it can flood. In fact, roughly 25 percent of all flood insurance claims are filed in low-to-moderate flood-risk areas. It is important to keep in mind that the risk of flooding isn't based only on your community's history, but on a variety of factors like rainfall, topography, river-flow and tidal-surge data, and changes resulting from new construction in your community. Those all play a part in what actual flood risk you face. 

There are steps that you can take to prepare yourself and mitigate against damages. The first thing you can do is know your risk, and we have information on risk, including a One-Step Flood Risk Profile. Next, you should create an emergency communications plan and build an emergency kit to ensure you and your family are prepared for a flood. As part of having a plan, we also encourage you to consider your coverage. A flood insurance policy can protect your home, property, or business from the financial damages of flooding. Most homeowner's insurance does not cover damage from flooding, so visit FloodSmart.gov to learn more.

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In addition to these steps, there are also small flood proofing measures that you can take to help prevent, or minimize the impact of flooding to your home and its contents. A few examples include:
~ Elevate your furnace, water heater and electric panel in your home, if you live in a high flood risk area.
~ Install "check valves" to prevent flood water from backing up into the drains of your home.
~ When practical, homeowners can construct barriers (such as sandbagging) to stop floodwater from entering your home.

~ Seal walls in your basement with waterproofing compounds. 

Homeowners around the nation have taken proactive measures, like these, to reduce their risk of damage from flooding. Proactive communities work on mitigating strategies through a combination of flood control projects and good floodplain management activities. In addition, FEMA hazard grants across the country have helped homeowners and communities affected by flooding, prevent future damages. Here are a few
examples of how grants have helped protect properties from subsequent flooding:

In New Jersey, a homeowner elevated her home after flooding from severe storms in Spring 2007, protecting her from flooding during the storm surge resulting from Hurricane Irene in August 2011.

In Washington, a homeowner elevated his home after flooding in 2006 with the help of federal and county funding, and was able to avoid damages from flooding that occurred in 2009 when a nearby river surged and floodwaters went under the elevated home.

An inland community in North Carolina that was affected by storms in 1996 used state and federal funding to improve the town's stormwater management system, which included piping improvements and installation of floodgates and retention ponds. In 2011, when Hurricane Irene brought massive downpours and strong winds, town officials were able to open the floodgates and allow the water to flow as it rushed through the town.

The photo below shows how a hospital in Binghamton, New York, averted major storm damage from flooding in 2011 because of a floodwall and other mitigation measures that were implemented with hazard mitigation grants following 2006 flooding.

To learn about flood risks in your area and for information on flood insurance, visit www.floodsmart.gov. For more information on flood preparedness tips and ways you can protect your family before, during and after a flood visit: www.ready.gov/floods.

Author: Sandra Knight as published on FEMA.gov 

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