Preparing for Recovery
Fort Bend County, TX – As rainfall chances diminish through the week and the drying trend continues over Fort Bend County (FBC), local and state resources are mounting a countywide recovery effort marking the beginning of the long term disaster recovery process.
State and county representatives are currently conducting a countywide environmental hazard assessment focusing on immediate issues related to distressed or deceased animals as conditions allow. FBC disaster recovery officials are asking residents to notify the FBC Emergency Operations Center (EOC) upon discovery of any distressed or deceased animal by calling the FBC EOC at 281-342-6185. Please be prepared to provide specific location details and your contact information to help facilitate each request. Residents are urged not to try and move any deceased animals to any public right-of-way and should be reassured that recovery personnel will provide a timely response.
As flood waters recede and residents begin to re-enter their properties, debris removal will become the initial first step in the recovery process. Residential and commercial debris removal shall be separated according to refuse classifications comprised of normal household waste, vegetative, construction/demolition, appliances, electronics, and hazardous waste debris. Separated debris piles should not block the roadway and be placed as close to the curb as possible.
We will keep you up to date on the recovery efforts in Richmond as information becomes available.