MISSOURI CITY (Covering Fort Bend News) – Missouri City Emergency Management officials are monitoring National Weather Service forecasts that show numerous showers and thunderstorms are possible through the weekend, as a tropical disturbance moves inland along the Texas coast. Locally, heavy rainfall is possible, and flooding could develop mainly along the coastal areas.
Hurricane Season runs through Nov. 30 and this month is peak time. Currently, meteorologists are watching multiple storms in the Tropics, noting that the 2018 season is one of the most active forecasters have witnessed in a long time. As emergency management experts here track weather developments, they caution citizens to make sure their families are prepared for any disaster that may impact the area.
This Saturday, Sept. 15 is “National Day of Action” for emergency preparedness, and local officials urge citizens to take time this weekend to:
- Make an emergency plan and practice it
- Prepare a supply kit and stock up on non-perishable food items and water
- Learn lifesaving skills to protect your family and home
- Check and review your insurance coverage
- Plan and save financially for the possibility of a disaster
Residents are encouraged to visit our emergency management website, www.missouricityready.com to learn more details and to sign up for emergency alerts. Residents are also encouraged to sign up to receive emergency alerts via Twitter.com/MissouriCityEM.
City officials also stress the importance of keeping a list of informational resources for reference. Recommendations for city residents include:
- Police and Fire Departments: 911 or 281-403-8700
- CenterPoint Energy: 713-207-2222
- American Red Cross – Fort Bend County Branch: 281-342-9480, Greater Houston Branch: 713-526-8300
- Ready Harris (www.readyharris.org); 713-881-3100; the Harris County Office of Emergency Management’s official website.
- Enable Fort Bend (www.enablefortbend.com); 281-238-3514; the agency assists individuals with functional and medical needs during an emergency or disaster.
- MCTV: Comcast Ch. 16; AT&T U-verse Ch. 99
- WQMN – 1690 AM: Emergency advisory radio station
- MCTX Mobile App: Download it in the Apple App store or on Google Play