Information about the May 2019 severe weather can be found on this page.
SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Texas Businesses and Residents Affected by the May 2019 Severe Storms
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering low-interest disaster loans in Fort Bend County to non-farm businesses of all sizes, private nonprofits, homeowners, and renters who suffered losses caused by the May 7 and May 8, 2019 severe storms. Types of loans available are: Individuals and Families: Homeowners: up to $200,000 to repair or […]
Fort Bend County, Texas – On Monday, May 6, 2019, a rain system moved over Fort Bend County, leading to Flash Flood Warnings as the Brazos River began to rise. On Tuesday, rainfall rates began to exceed forecast levels, so the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) moved to Readiness Level III (Increased Readiness), and issued a […]
Information about the May 2019 severe weather can be found on this page. If your home was damaged in the storms, please click here to report your damage. We have compiled recovery information related to this event on the FortBendRecovers.org page for this disaster.
Regardless if a water well is new or existing, water sampling must be done with special consideration to obtain a good water sample and avoid additional contamination. Please read this document completely, as it outlines the correct procedure for taking a water sample. All samples must include a sample label on the container (or write […]
Fort Bend County, TX – Fort Bend County office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management will be hosting a news conference May 10 at 2:00 pm at the Fort Bend County Emergency Operations Center at 307 Fort Street, Richmond, TX 77469. Fort Bend County Judge KP George and EOC staff will brief on current conditions, reported […]
Heavy rainfall is forecast for tonight. Stay put and avoid unnecessary travel. If you do get out, slow down and use caution when approaching low lying areas like underpasses and always check for road closures before you travel. #knowbeforeyougo Se pronostica lluvia fuerte esta noche. Mantente alerta y evita viajes innecesarios. Si sales de tu […]
Fort Bend County, TX – Fort Bend County office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management will be holding a news conference today at 2:15 pm at the Fort Bend County Emergency Operations Center at 307 Fort Street, Richmond, TX 77469. Fort Bend County KP George will brief on current conditions and the expected river levels and […]
Fort Bend County judge KP George has issued a Disaster Declaration for flash flooding and potential Brazos River flooding. A disaster declaration authorizes the County to take certain response and recovery actions, and is the first step which can ultimately result in State or Federal declarations. “Our residents need to understand that this is a […]
The Fort Bend County Emergency Operations Center is ramping up operations in response to this flash flooding. We will continue providing updates here throughout the incident as we have them. Over 12 inches of rain over the past 4 hours in some parts of Fort Bend County. Flash flooding occurring. STAY INDOORS ON HIGH GROUND. […]
Fort Bend County officials are closely monitoring the Brazos River forecast this week. Heavy rainfall upstream in the river’s watershed last week is sending a lot of water our way. The upstream reservoirs are not releasing and are holding back a lot of water; the reservoirs are doing their job and we’re glad they’re there! […]