The City of Simonton’s mandatory evacuation is still in effect.
Assessment teams from the City of Simonton, Fort Bend County Road & Bridge, and CenterPoint completed evaluations and shared their findings with the Simonton EOC this afternoon.
When access back to homes is granted, please keep in mind the following information.
Two roads – Ranchero and Bridle – continue to be covered by high water levels and are deemed unsafe at this time. Barricades have been placed on these roads to block access.
Some streets are partially blocked by trees, and crews are working to clear them. The teams have identified deep potholes that can damage vehicles on certain roads, so please drive cautiously.
Electricity is working in the neighborhood, but please be cautious. If water rose into a house a foot or more (i.e. over outlets) it’s highly recommended that the breaker to the house be turned off. In addition to electrocution risk, arcing wires can lead to fires. Contact an electrician for an inspection before turning the power back on.
During the assessments, several floating and displaced propane tanks were sighted. If you find a tank that is leaking, call 911 immediately as it poses a serious threat for fire or explosion. Please do not attempt to remove such tanks yourself. Contact your propane distributor for reconnections and/or inspections.
Cases of water and cleaning supplies are available at the following distribution points:
• First United Methodist Church – Fulshear (address: 8201 Harris St, Fulshear): Distributing cleaning supplies and basic items like toothpaste, shampoo etc.; Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Parkway Fellowship (location: Intersection of FM 1463 and FM 1093): Distributing cleaning supplies and other items; Hours of operation are 2 to 5 p.m. each day.
• Red Potato Market (address: 9114 FM-1489, Simonton): Some supplies available today, with plans for Red Cross to deliver additional materials over the next several days.
When you start remediating a flooded house, be sure to follow the debris separation requirements to avoid delays in pick-ups. Debris separation details are available online.
Additional information on returning to flooded houses and the precautions you need to take is posted on the City’s website @ http://simontontexas.gov/2017-flood-recovery/.
The 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew continue to be in effect for safety and security reasons.
Please stay safe and watch for additional updates.