June 1st is the official start of the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season. National Weather Service's predictions for the 2014 hurricane season are out, but it only takes one storm impacting the Houston area to cause damage to your home or business. The Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management is prepared, are you? Check out our pages under the "Preparedness" menu above, paying special attention to the Fort Bend County Hurricanes page.
This Hurricane Season brings you many ways to keep informed; Fort Bend County has digital signage on State Highway 6 in Arcola to communicate threats to folks passing-through Fort Bend County while evacuating. We also have FBC Alerts, which allow you to receive alerts of many threats directly from our office.
Fort Bend County has been designated by the State of Texas as a "Pass-through" County. This means that coastal communities who are designated as "Evacuation" counties will pass through Fort Bend County along designated evacuation routes to designated "Shelter" counties. The designated evacuation routes through Fort Bend County are State Highway 6 and State Highway 36.
Unless there is a threat so great to Fort Bend County that damage from the hurricane will be strong enough to cause major damage to the majority of structures in the County, Fort Bend County will only order a voluntary evacuation, meaning if you want to leave, you should do so.
About this site
This site exists to keep you informed on the happenings at the OEM and on current EM news throughout the region, state and country. Our goal is to provide a valuable online resource for other emergency responders, the public and the media.
Development of this site is funded by a grant from the US Department of Homeland Security, administered by the State of Texas Governor's Division of Emergency Management.
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- FBCCC - August 2014 Handouts and Upcoming Trainings
- Summary, FBCCC, August 20, 2014
- FBC Training and Exercise Plan Workshop 9-19-2014
- Agenda, FBCCC, August 20, 2014, 1:30pm
- Fort Bend County Cyber Disruption Planning Project Kick-Off