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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.

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May 2016 Brazos River Flooding

Significant rainfall in the Brazos watershed elevated the river levels, causing flooding not seen within most of our lifetimes. The Brazos River rose above 54 feet, flooding much of the unprotected areas near the Brazos River in Fort Bend County. Fort Bend County officials continue to closely monitor the conditions. The flooding from the Brazos River affected 16.81% or 148 square miles of the County and 7% of Fort Bend County’s population - 50,000 people - have been affected by flood.

Precipitación en la cuenca de Brazos eleva los niveles de los ríos, causando inundaciones que no se ve en la mayor parte de nuestras vidas. El río Brazos subió por encima de 16.46 metros, inundando gran parte de las áreas no protegidas cerca del río Brazos en Condado de Fort Bend. Funcionarios del condado de Fort Bend continúan vigilando las condiciones. La inundación del río Brazos se afecta 16.81% o 148 millas cuadradas del condado y 7% del población (50,000 personas) fueron afectadas por la inundación.

More information on the response and recovery can be found here on the Fort Bend County OEM Facebook and Twitter social media sites. Más información del respuesta y recuperación puede ser buscado aquí, en los sitios del media social del Facebook y Twitter del Oficina de Manejo de Emergencias (OEM) en Condado de Fort Bend.

Next Steps - proximos pasos

It can be difficult for disaster survivors to know what to do next. Residents should do the following things to start the recovery process:

  1. Make sure your property is safe to enter and inspected if needed.
  2. Thoroughly document damages for FEMA, your insurance, and other assistance.
  3. Report damages to your insurance company, the Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management.
  4. Begin clean-up work and request help cleaning up by calling 1-800-451-1954

get help - condigue ayuda

There are numerous agencies and organizations offering help for survivors of the Brazos River flood in May. Here's what you can do to start getting assistance:

How can I help - como puedo ayudar

Many County residents did not suffer damages from the floods. There are numerous ways to give to the flood survivors:

Manpower

Volunteers should register with Volunteer Houston or visit the Multi-Agency Recovery Center for task assignments to assist flood survivors.

Money

The United Way has established a special campaign to help with recovery and storm-related needs in Fort Bend County.

Materials

There is a long list of organizations accepting physical goods for flood survivors.

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April 2016 Flood Recovery / La recuperación de la inundación del Abril de 2016

Many Fort Bend County Residents are still recovering from the severe weather last month. Residents impacted by the flood who have not yet done so should register for assistance from DisasterAssistance.gov.

Muchos residentes del Condado de Fort Bend todavía están recuperando del tiempo severo el mes pasado. Los residentes afectados por la inundación que aún no lo hayan hecho deberían registrarse para ayuda de DisasterAssistance.gov.
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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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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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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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