Judge Hebert Declares May 7-13 Hurricane Awareness Week 2017

Judge Hebert presents Hurricane Awareness Week proclamation to Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management Employees

Pictured Left to Right: Jasmine Gordon, Planning Coordinator; Alan Spears, Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator; Fort Bend County Judge Bob Hebert; Caroline Egan, Disaster Recovery Manager; Lach Mullen, Regional Public Information and Crisis Systems Administrator

FORT BEND COUNTY, TX – On May 9, 2017, Fort Bend County Judge Bob Hebert proclaimed the week of May 7- May 13, 2017 as Hurricane Preparedness Week.

Hurricane season officially begins June 1st and continues through November 30th. As we enter the 2017 hurricane season, it is critical that everyone in our area becomes more knowledgeable about hurricanes and hurricane preparedness. During this week citizens are encouraged to begin to prepare a family emergency plan.

For more information about hurricanes and being prepared, please visit Fort Bend County’s Office of Emergency Management website at www.fbcoem.org. Be sure to ‘like’ FBCOEM on Facebook and follow Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management on Twitter to receive tips about Fort Bend County alert systems, evacuation information, resource kits, and other information on how to be prepared.

Judge Bob Hebert said, “Plan now! Don’t wait until a storm comes to set up an evacuation plan, a shelter in place plan, and a recovery plan for yourself and your family. Ike brought death, widespread structural damage and loss of power to homes for up to two weeks in Fort Bend. As bad as Ike was, the next storm could be much worse. Have a plan!”

Hurricane Awareness Week 2017 Proclamation [PDF, 273kb]