Take notice that Fort Bend County has been declared for Individual Assistance in the Presidential Declaration, DR-4269-TX, for the April Severe Weather. For More information on Fort Bend County Emergency Management Notice please click here:
Fort Bend County residents, regardless of if they have filed a damage report on the county’s website or not, should now visit http://www.disasterassistance.gov/ and file a claim with FEMA. People can apply for FEMA assistance online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or via smartphone or web-enabled device at m.fema.gov. Applicants may also call 800-621-3362 or (TTY) 800-462-7585 from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. (CT). Multilingual operators are available. FEMA inspectors begin making appointments and visiting damaged areas as soon as people register for FEMA assistance in a declared county.
Any residents with questions or concerns about the disaster assistance process can call the Office of Emergency Management at (281) 342-6185 or visit http://fbcoem.org/
From: Simonton Mayor Daniel McJunkin
Few things could be more tragic and life-changing for a family than a house fire that leads to loss of life. My heart goes out to friends and neighbors who recently suffered from just such a tragedy. No words can soften the pain and grief caused by this event.
It does bring our community to a moment of reflection as to how quickly a fire can start and end with devastating results.
FORT BEND COUNTY OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Severe Weather Awareness Week – Feb 23, 2010
Posted February 23, 2010 09:11:49 CST
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Richmond, TX- Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management urges Texans to prepare for severe storms before they strike. Your family should have an emergency supply kit on hand. Your supplies should be kept in water resistant, easy-to-lift containers that you can move rapidly if necessary. This supply kit is appropriate for severe weather events as well as other emergencies. It should include:
- First-aid kit
- Cash (power outages mean banks and ATMs may be unavailable)
- Road maps
- Battery-operated radio and flashlight with extra batteries
- Important documents and records, photo IDs, proof of residence
- Three-day supply of non-perishable food, one gallon of bottled water per person per day, coolers for food and ice storage
- Fire extinguisher
- Blankets, sleeping bags and extra clothing
- Extra medications and prescriptions, hearing aids and other special medical items
- Eyeglasses and sunglasses
- Toilet paper, clean-up supplies, duct tape, tarp, rope
- Can opener, knife, tools, booster cables
- Special supplies needed for babies, older adults or pets
Remember to change perishable supplies and water every six months.