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Fort Bend County updates residents on Tropical Storm Beta

Fort Bend County Judge KP George (center-right) talks about Hurricane Laura during a news conference in Richmond, Texas, on Aug. 26, 2020.
Fort Bend County Judge KP George (center-right) talks about Hurricane Laura during a news conference in Richmond, Texas, on Aug. 26, 2020. (KPRC)

HOUSTON – Fort Bend County officials ensured the community that they are taking the necessary steps as Tropical Storm Beta moves into the area Monday.

As of Monday, a flash flood warning has been issued for the county area. Gov. Greg Abbott also declared an emergency disaster for several Texas counties, which includes Fort Bend County.

County Judge KP George was joined by Fort Bend Emergency Coordinator Mark Flathouse and Fort Bend County Drainage District Director Mark Vogler.

Judge George said they will continue to monitor the storm and will update residents as information develops. He asked residents to text FBC Alert to 888-777 to sign up to get notifications from Fort Bend County Emergency Management.

Flathouse said they are preparing for anything and the emergency operation center is active. He said officials are making decisions every 4-6 hours as information develops. Flathouse emphasizes that it is vital and important to have the FBC alert number to receive updates.

Volger said the county is is very good shape if things go as predicted. He said although the ground is saturated, the flood district will be able to handle the predicted amount of rainfall.


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