Health and Human Services Department Recognized for its Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program

The Fort Bend County Health & Human Services’ Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program has been recognized by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) for its ability to plan for, respond to, and recover from public health emergencies. Fort Bend County’s Health and Human Services Department received this honor by meeting 305  comprehensive preparedness benchmarks required by…


Fort Bend County Mourns the Unexpected Loss of Constable Ruben Davis

 FORT BEND COUNTY – It is with great sadness that the Fort Bend County Precinct 2 Constable’s Office reports the passing of its leader Ruben Davis, Jr.  Constable Davis led the Precinct 2 Constable Office for more than two decades. Constable Davis passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 in the early morning hours at age 61.  Since May 1996,…


Flood Recovery

FORT BEND COUNTY, TX – Since the catastrophic flooding in May of this year, Fort Bend County has provided services to meet the needs of the thousands of residents impacted by the flood. From simple barricades across impassable streets, to rescue and evacuation, to temporary shelter and long-term recovery for the dozens of families actually flooded out of their homes;…


Fort Bend County Working to Manage Mosquitoes After Flooding

FORT BEND COUNTY, TX – Fort Bend County Officials have determined Aerial Vector Mosquito spraying to be unnecessary for the control of mosquito populations within the county, at this time.  Due to the recent May 2016 county wide flooding event, Fort Bend County’s Road and Bridge Department has been monitoring the mosquito population with the expectation of an increase due to standing…


FORT BEND COUNTY SEES SLIGHT IMPROVEMENT OVERNIGHT MONITORING FUTURE FORECASTS

Fort Bend County, TX – Light showers during the night do not appear to have significantly increased the water levels in Fort Bend County.  The good news is that the Brazos River is no longer rising at the Richmond gage.  However it is predicted that the flood waters will continue to rise downstream along the Fort Bend/Brazoria county-line.  Brazoria County has…


FORT BEND COUNTY PREPARING FOR FORECASTED RAIN

Fort Bend County, TX – Local weather forecasts continue to indicate the possibility of significant rainfall within the Fort Bend County region through Saturday. The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning until 7 PM this evening. Additional localized rainfall can impact local rivers already running well above historic flood levels. Current Brazos River crest forecasts indicate areas near…


BRAZOS RIVER LEVELS SURPASS RECORD LEVELSWATER LEVELS CONTINUE TO RISE THROUGHOUT FORT BEND COUNTY

Fort Bend County, TX – The Brazos River in Fort Bend County is reaching record levels. The Office of Emergency Management along with law enforcement, municipalities, school districts, Levee Improvement Districts and many critical county departments are working together to coordinate planning, preparation and support to affected residents. The National Weather Service previously predicted a 53.5 crest which has been surpassed…


RESCUE OPERATIONS ONGOING AS RIVER LEVELS CONTINUE TO RISE

FORT BEND COUNTY, TX – Fort Bend County, TX – The Brazos River rose above record levels last night and continues to rise. The river is already two feet over the record in Simonton, a level not seen in over fifty years. “The river is already two feet higher in Simonton than it was in the 1994 floods,” says Mark Vogler,…


FORT BEND COUNTY MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND BRAZOS RIVER FORECAST

FORT BEND COUNTY, TX – Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management is currently monitoring the rain activity North of Fort Bend and has established a strong possibility of local Brazos River Flooding due to the watershed from the northern areas of the river near Hempstead and San Felipe.  These Northern gauges are currently measuring at historic levels. Weather forecasts…


Fort Bend County Judge Declares Local State of Disaster

FORT BEND COUNTY, TX – Fort Bend County Judge Bob Hebert has declared a Local State of Disaster due to the ongoing rain causing dangerous driving conditions and the threat of river flooding.  Citizens are encouraged to stay home during this ### **Please visit http://www.fortbendcountynews.info for more information pertaining to local events and updates.**