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posted Sep 11, 2017, 2:33 PM by Weston Lakes Emergency Management

Working with FEMA

FEMA reps will be in our area very soon assessing the damage.  If you have not registered with FEMA please do so on line at www.disasterassistance.gov  or call 1-800-621-3362.   Anyone stating they are a FEMA rep should present federal ID.  They do not ask for money. FEMA local disaster recovery centers will be set up in our area and that information will be made available as soon as we get it.

HELPFUL WEBSITES AND PAMPHLETS TO REFERENCE

FEMA Publications: 

FEMA P-758, Substantial Damage/Substantial Improvement

Hazard Mitigation Assistance Guidance

Substantial Improvement substantial damage

Elevating your house

Increased cost of compliance coverage

Others:

disasterassistance.gov 1-800-621-3362

cdc.gov

epa.gov/safewater

fbcoem.org


sba.gov/disaster

Repairing a Flooded Home

CDC Flood

2017 Separating Your Debris

Flood_FIMA_Fact_Sheet_2015_508

After The Flood

posted Sep 2, 2017, 7:10 AM by Weston Lakes Emergency Management

City of Weston Lakes

Incorporated May 2008

City of Weston Lakes

(281) 533-0907

ALERT

For those who suffered flood damage to your home, please follow the bullet points below. Failure to do so could result in a denial of your FEMA claim or flood insurance claim.

1. Call your insurance agent. A claims adjuster will come out to assess the damage. Be Sure to add the Claim Adjuster to your guest list.

2. Go on line and register with FEMA at www.disasterassistance.gov . FEMA will be in our area soon.

3. Take pictures of all damage, from every angle.

4. Document your recovery hours and the recovery hours of all the helpers.

5. Retain receipts on temporary repairs. DO NOT MAKE ANY PERMANENT REPAIRS OR REPLACEMENTS AT THIS POINT.

6. Retain receipts for lodging, meals and wages / income lost.

7. Prior to any permanent repairs or replacements the following must be done;

A.) New flood plain permit applications must be obtained and completed with the City of Weston Lakes. These applications will be available Thursday, September 7, 2017, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at City Hall. This is not a City requirement, it is a FEMA requirement.

B.) Mold mitigation certificate must be obtained.

8. Report your damage to Fort Bend County at www.fbcoem.org/report-damage/

9. We know you will have questions. On Wednesday, September 6, 2017, at 6:30pm, in the Weston Lakes Country Club - Library, the City of Weston Lakes will hold an Emergency City Council meeting to address flood recovery, please plan to attend.

Remember you can't have too much documentation; keep records of all recovery efforts.

Harvey Update 8/30/17

posted Aug 30, 2017, 2:59 PM by Weston Lakes Emergency Management

Emergency Management Brazos River Update

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT Brazos River Update The Brazos River at the San Felipe Gauge appears to have crested at 3AM on 08/29/17. We are continuing to monitor the River here in the neighborhood. Update 16:30 08/30/17 The River did not change from the last report. Brazos River at Richmond Gauge (Downstream) is at 53.98 at 15:15. Update 15:30 08/30/17 The River rose approximately 3/4" in the last hour. The Brazos River at Richmond Gauge (downstream) is at 53.92" at 14:15. Update 14:30 08/30/17 The River rose approximately 1/2" in the last hour. Update 13:30 08/30/17 The River rose approximately 1/4" in the last hour. Update 13:16 08/30/17 The River is currently at 53.78 at the Richmond Gauge, which is downstream from us. UPDATE 12:45 PM 08/30/17 - The River rose approximately 1/2" in the last hour. UPDATE 11:43 AM 08/30/17 - The River rose approximately 3/4" in the last hour. Approx. 10:45 AM 08/30/17 We have been monitoring the rise of the Brazos River. It has been rising on average 1.5" per hour for the last 24 hours. Per the Fort Bend County OEM site, the National Weather Service has lowered the projected crest of the Brazos River to 56' at Richmond gauge. This is good news as this is significantly less than the 59-60' projected for Richmond gauge earlier this week.

Friday 7PM Hurricane Harvey Update

posted Aug 25, 2017, 5:44 PM by Weston Lakes Emergency Management

At 700 PM CDT (0000 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Harvey was located by
reconnaissance aircraft and NOAA Doppler radar near latitude 27.8
North, longitude 96.8 West. Harvey is moving toward the northwest
near 8 mph (13 km/h), but its forward speed is expected to decrease
during the next couple of days.  On the forecast track, Harvey will
make landfall on the middle Texas coast during the next several
hours. Harvey is then likely to meander near or just inland of the
middle Texas coast through the weekend.

Reports from an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft
indicate that maximum sustained winds remain near 130 mph
(215 km/h) with higher gusts.  Harvey is a category 4 hurricane on
the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.  Little change in strength
is likely before landfall.  Weakening is then expected over the
weekend while the center moves inland over Texas.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles (55 km) from
the center, and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140
miles (220 km). 

Friday 7AM Harvey Update

posted Aug 25, 2017, 5:17 AM by Weston Lakes Emergency Management

At 700 AM CDT (1200 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Harvey was located
by Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft and NOAA Doppler radar
near latitude 26.3 North, longitude 95.8 West. Harvey is moving
toward the northwest near 10 mph (17 km/h), but its forward speed
is expected to decrease significantly during the next couple of
days.  On the forecast track, Harvey will make landfall on the
middle Texas coast tonight or early Saturday.  Harvey is then likely
to meander near or just inland of the middle Texas coast through the
weekend.

Maximum sustained winds are near 110 mph (175 km/h) with higher
gusts.  Some strengthening is possible, and Harvey is expected to
become a major hurricane before it reaches the middle Texas coast.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles (55 km) from
the center, and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140
miles (220 km).

TS Harvey Update Thursday

posted Aug 24, 2017, 6:39 AM by Weston Lakes Emergency Management   [ updated Aug 24, 2017, 6:43 AM ]

Tropical Storm Harvey is gradually strengthening as it moves NW
towards the Texas Coast. Harvey is expected to continue to strengthen
into a hurricane on Friday before landfall. The primary impact from
Harvey remains heavy rainfall and subsequent flooding for southeast
Texas, but there is also the threat for tropical storm to hurricane
force winds and storm surge along the coast. The most likely arrival
time for tropical storm force winds to reach the upper Texas coast is
during the day on Friday.
- Rivers and tributaries may rapidly overflow their banks in 
      multiple places. Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may 
      become dangerous rivers. Flood control systems and barriers 
      may become stressed.

NWS TD Harvey update

posted Aug 23, 2017, 8:37 PM by Weston Lakes Emergency Management

Tropical Depression Harvey has not moved much today but is expected
to strengthen as it moves NW towards the Texas Coast. TD Harvey is
expected to continue to strengthen into a tropical storm or hurricane
during the next couple of days. The primary impact from Harvey remains
heavy rainfall and subsequent flooding, but there will still be a
threat for tropical storm to hurricane force winds and storm surge
along the coast. The most likely arrival time for Tropical Storm force
winds to reach the Upper Texas Coast is during the day on Friday. 
Harvey is forecast to remain somewhere in the vicinity of S to SE Texas
through the weekend and will continue to pose a heavy rainfall and 
flooding threat into early next week. Coastal flooding will likely be 
an ongoing issue Friday through the weekend as tides will remain 
elevated. 

Wednesday 8PM Harvey Update

posted Aug 23, 2017, 6:15 PM by Weston Lakes Emergency Management

Tropical depression Harvey drifting now but should begin to move northwest and slowly accelerate while intensify to a Tropical Storm. Conditions will be very favorable for intensification Thursday and Friday as it moves over a plume of very warm water. Southeast Texas will likely experience dangerous weather conditions Friday through Monday. As the storm moves inland it should begin to slow and will probably stall then meander for a few days producing dangerous flooding.

TS Harvey Update

posted Aug 22, 2017, 8:19 AM by Weston Lakes Emergency Management

This update is to provide situational awareness regarding the area of disturbed weather formerly known as TS Harvey.  We are still tracking this tropical disturbance currently located over the Yucatan Peninsula and adjacent waters this morning. 

NHC gives it a 90% chance of development over the next 5 days as the disturbance continues tracking over the Yucatan and into the Bay of Campeche early Wednesday.  NHC has shifted the hatched red area slightly northward toward the lower to middle Texas coast, as indicated in the attached Tropical Weather Outlook graphic.  NHC expects a tropical depression to form over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday or Thursday.

Given this potential shift northward, there could be an increase in risk for higher rainfall amounts Thursday through Sunday. WPC has placed the lower to middle Texas coastline under a marginal to slight risk of excessive rainfall for Thursday morning through Friday Morning, as indicated in the attached Day 3 Excessive Rainfall Outlook. 

Depending on the track and development of this system, parts of the Upper Texas coast could see increasing winds and seas.

Please continue to monitor future outlook updates from NHC.

NWS Tropicals Storm Advisory

posted Jun 19, 2017, 6:43 AM by Weston Lakes Emergency Management

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ABNT20 KNHC 191134
TWOAT 

Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
800 AM EDT Mon Jun 19 2017

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Potential
Tropical Cyclone Two, located several hundred miles east-southeast
of the southern Windward Islands.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...high...90 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...high...90 percent.

A broad area of low pressure extending from the Yucatan Peninsula
across adjacent portions of the southeastern Gulf of Mexico
continues to produce a large area of disorganized showers and
thunderstorms along with winds to gale force several hundred miles
east and northeast of the estimated center. While the low still
lacks a well-defined center of circulation, gradual development is
expected today through Tuesday while it moves across the southern
and central Gulf of Mexico, and a tropical or subtropical cyclone is
likely to form. Regardless of development, heavy rains are expected
to continue over portions of Central America, the Yucatan Peninsula,
the Cayman Islands, and western Cuba during the next day or two. An
Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft is scheduled to
investigate this system later today, if necessary. For more
information on this system, please see the High Seas Forecasts
issued by the National Weather Service.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...high...80 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...high...90 percent.

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