Fort Bend County Judge Proclaims Hurricane Preparedness Week

On May 1, 2018 Fort Bend County Judge Bob Hebert proclaimed the week of May 6 – May 12, 2018 as Hurricane Preparedness Week.

Hurricane season officially begins June 1st and continues through November 30th. As we enter the 2018 hurricane season, it is critical that everyone in our area becomes more knowledgeable about hurricanes and hurricane preparedness. During this week, citizens are encouraged to begin to plan and prepare by following a few steps:

  • Determine if you are in a floodplain.
  • Consider purchasing flood insurance.
  • Assemble a disaster supply kit.
  • Create a family emergency plan including a planned evacuation route.
  • Reinforce your home.
  • Secure the outside.

Judge Bob Hebert said, “We can’t be too prepared during hurricane season in Fort Bend County”.

For more information about hurricanes and being prepared, please visit Fort Bend County’s Office of Emergency Management website at www.fbcoem.org. Be sure to ‘like’ FBCOEM on Facebook and follow Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management on Twitter to receive tips about Fort Bend County alert systems, evacuation information, resource kits, and other information on how to be prepared.

Pictured Left to Right: Doug Barnes, FBC OEM Senior Planning Coordinator; Kelley Large, FBC OEM Administrative Manager; Fort Bend County Judge Bob Hebert; Alan Spears, FBC OEM Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator; Kristie Peña, FBC OEM Clerk; Colleena Payne, FBC OEM Planning Coordinator

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Fort Bend County is located in the Texas Southeast, immediately South and West of Harris County and the city of Houston. It is the home of over 700,000 people and is one of the fastest growing counties in the United States. For more information about Fort Bend County, visit the county homepage at http://www.fortbendcountytx.gov.