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The 2018 Hurricane season began June 1 and runs through Friday, Nov. 30. If disaster strikes, our Emergency Operations Center is prepared to respond. In a disaster, communication between the City and residents is key; we saw this first-hand last year with Hurricane Harvey.
Residents and businesses in Fort Bend and Harris Counties are encouraged to visit Missouri City’s emergency management website, www.MissouriCityReady.com, to sign up for emergency alerts and to learn how to prepare supply kits and stock up on necessary items such as non-perishable food, water, flashlights, batteries, radios, first-aid kits, cell phones, chargers, maps and important documents. Residents may also sign up for Emergency Management alerts via Twitter.com/MissouriCityEM.
While Fort Bend is designated by the State as a pass-through county for evacuees who live along the Gulf Coast, residents are still encouraged to prepare themselves and stay aware of the potential for severe weather that can accompany tropical systems.
“As the ‘Show Me City’ and the region witnessed last year during Harvey, hurricanes can produce heavy winds, storm surges, torrential rains, inland flooding and tornadoes,” City Manager Anthony J. Snipes said. “It is important that all citizens and businesses be aware of the hazards severe weather presents.”
EOC officials also stress the importance of keeping a list of informational resources for reference. Recommendations for City residents include www.MissouriCityReady.com, www.missouricitytx.gov and the following:
Officials also encourage residents to:
And, for the following types of severe weather, experts offer these safety tips:
For more information about Missouri City, please watch the City website:www.missouricitytx.gov, like us on Facebook—fb/MissouriCityTX, follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat—@MissouriCityTX and watch Missouri City Television (Ch. 16 on Comcast and Ch. 99 on AT&T U-verse).