By: Paige Hubbard
FORT BEND COUNTY, TX.- Fort Bend County Judge KP George at 9:27 PM on May 7th issued a Disaster Declaration in Fort Bend County for flash flooding and potential Brazos River Flooding
“This weather situation is a serious threat to our residents,” said Fort Bend County Judge KP George. “This flash flooding is contributing to the raised Brazos River levels, which pose a threat later this week. We are not out of the woods yet, but I am issuing a Disaster Declaration to ensure we can take certain response and recovery actions. We will continue to deploy every resource we have and request more for the safety and well-being of our citizens. The County Judge’s Office and our First Responders are working 24/7 to monitor the situation and provide constant yet accurate information to our community.”
A Disaster Declaration is the first step the County can take to ultimately result in State or Federal Declarations. The Fort Bend County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is monitoring the situation carefully and coordinating and assisting response operations throughout our county. Additionally, the EOC has been in constant contact with the National Weather Service to ensure that the most accurate and timely information is communicated throughout our county. Mass notifications and drone footage are also being used to inform the community of updates.
For more information about the flooding incident this week, keep checking the HS&EM website (https://fbcoem.org/) for the County’s official updates, and the HS&EM Facebook and Twitter pages. Officials at the EOC strive to provide the most official and accurate information.
If you are in need of rescue or emergency services, call 9-1-1. Stay safe and be smart: don’t put yourself into harm’s way. If you are an emergency management partner or member of the media and need to contact our office, you can call the main number at 281-342-6185.