City of Tomball Damage Survey

September 19, 2008

Mr. Leonard E. Burts
Burts Construction, Inc.
26117 State Highway 249
Tomball, TX 77377

Dear Leonard:

Thank you so very much for allowing Mayor Fagan, Police Chief Hauck and I to use your helicopter to survey the Hurricane Ike damage to Tomball and surrounding areas. We appreciated the expert piloting by Brandon — what an outstanding young man your grandson is! The trip allowed us to take invaluable photos of the damage to buildings and look at our storm drainage system from the air. Those photos will be a big help for our future planning.

It was also wonderful to escort the trucks of water, ice and food into Tomball for the people in this area who needed supplies. What an unexpected surprise.

One thing we have realized as a result of the hurricane is that there are some wonderful people in Tomball. I’ve never seen the outpouring of help, assistance and volunteers such as we have had. Again, we appreciate you, Brandon and the use of your helicopter.

Please let me know if there is ever anything I can do to help you.


Jan Belcher
City Manager, Tomball