Every hurricane season, The Fort Bend County office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management updates our plans, coordinates with our partners, tests our equipment, and monitors the tropics.
We are prepared to a level most residents won’t attempt, and that’s OK since our role is so different. Regardless of the level of preparedness, everyone should have their own plan, get whatever disaster supply kit they can, and be informed.
Where you get your information is important when you’re making decisions for your safety; fortunately you have access to many of the tools we do! You might not be able to sign into the interactive real-time chat with meteorologists and the weather service, but when their advisories are posted you can read them and view the associated maps here: https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/graphics_at2.shtml
We also have some trusted media partners and websites, like Space City Weather, which post realistic and hype-free information that can help you understand the products from the National Weather Service.
Remember to use common sense; when you see someone sharing something online or on your TV screen that seems sensational or exaggerated, check against known reputable sources and use your judgement to determine if it is accurate or not. You can also follow @fbcoem on Twitter, Like our Facebook page, and Subscribe on YouTube for official updates from our office.