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Office of Emergency Management

 

Federal disaster assistance is available to individuals in Fort Bend County. Register today to receive assistance if you suffered damages from the damaging Memorial Day storms.

Severe Weather Information

Current Weather Radar over Fort Bend County The Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management is closely monitoring the severe weather potentially headed our way this evening.

A line of severe storms is expected to come through the region this evening, with severe rainfall and the possibility for flash flooding, damaging wind, hail, and even tornadoes. Rain between 6-8 inches is nothing new for our part of the country, but the rate of rainfall is what could be remarkable here, with significant rainfall happening very suddenly. In addition to a high rate of rain, some areas will see total rainfall closer to 12 inches, which will overwhelm drainage systems and cause localized flooding. With the possibility for tornadoes and high winds, residents and visitors of Fort Bend County are encouraged to closely monitor the situation, and stay tuned to the National Weather Service, this website, and local media.

For information about flood safety, please see our Flood Safety page. For information about the rivers in Fort Bend County, visit our River Info page.

Road Closures

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The Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management operates a low-power AM station to broadcast emergency alerts to travelers passing through Fort Bend County.

You can now listen to this audio stream anytime, anywhere, live over the internet. Click below to listen, or visit our AM Alert page to learn more, including direct links to the audio stream.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Fort Bend County OEM offers many opportunities for volunteers to be engaged in emergency planning, response, recovery and mitigation. Please see the Volunteer section of our site for more information, and check out the upcoming events listed below:

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Lightning Safety

This week please take time to learn more about lightning and how to stay safe!

More lightning information can be found at lightningsafety.noaa.gov

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Information Library

As we find interesting information relating to emergency management, we post it to our Emergency Management Information Library.

The purpose of this Library is to help inform, collaborate with, and support others in the field of emergency management.

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