5 things for Houstonians to know for Monday, Sept. 28

Lake Jackson Do Not Use Water Advisory Lifted, but Boil Water Notice Put in Place
Lake Jackson Do Not Use Water Advisory Lifted, but Boil Water Notice Put in Place

Here are things you need to know for Monday, Sept. 28:

1. Gov. Abbott issues disaster declaration for Brazoria County in response to deadly amoeba found in Lake Jackson water supply

Gov. Greg Abbott issued a disaster declaration for Brazoria County in response to Naeglera Fowleri, a deadly amoeba found in water samples taken from the City of Lake Jackson.

A ‘Boil water’ notice is in place for Lake Jackson as authorities continue to flush and disinfect the water system back to normal.

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2. Lake Jackson residents in need of safe water after 6-year-old child dies from brain-eating amoeba in water supply

The ‘Do Not Use’ water advisory came after 6-year-old Josiah McIntye contracted a rare and fatal brain eating amoeba. His family and friends came together earlier Saturday to celebrate his young life. His mother, Maria Castillo, said the child died on Sept. 8.

Describing her son, Castillo said: “He liked to be outside. He liked to play baseball.”