Phone: (281) 342-6185
Fax: (281) 342-4798
307 Fort Street
Richmond, TX 77469
Office of Emergency Management
Report Emergency Information to FBC OEM via Twitter, email, or inquiry form
Severe weather is possible. Learn how you can report it to @FBCOEM using your Twitter account!
Let us know where dangerous conditions exist by using your Twitter account.
Tweet @FBCOEM and use one of the following hashtags to report damage, or ask a question:
- #flood - If you see high water or start to see inland flooding around you.
- #tornado - If you see a funnel cloud, tornado, or rotating wall cloud.
- #hail - If you see hail larger than nickel size.
- #wind - If you see or have experienced severe winds.
- #damage - If you see damage from winds, hail or lightning.
- #debris - If you see debris blocking a road or other right of way
- #powerout - If your power is out.
- #wateroff - If you water pressure is low or turned off.
If tweeting from your GPS-enabled mobile device, be sure to click your "location" button. If it's safe, include a photo or video!
If you can't turn on GPS, be sure to include a description of where you are in your tweet (i.e. loc:90 A & 99 or loc:307 Fort Street)
Don't have a Twitter account or a smart phone? If you have text messaging enabled on your phone, text "SIGNUP" to 40404 and follow the prompts. Once signed up, text "follow FBCOEM" to 40404 to start receiving our alerts via SMS. Normal carrier charges may apply for text messaging, but neither we nor Twitter will charge you for the service.
FBC OEM will transmit any severe weather reports to the National Weather Service on your behalf.
As always, tweet safely, and if you feel your life or property is threatened, dial 9-1-1
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