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The safety of our residents is our utmost concern. As the floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey recede, we wanted to provide information to those affected, and the community at-large, of the general risks associated with re-entering disaster and flood areas.

If you will be entering areas that were under floodwaters in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey (property owners or those who will be assisting in clean-up efforts in Fulshear or elsewhere), please review the resources available at the following links, be aware of the dangers present as well as how to protect yourself.

Some general concerns include:

  • displaced wildlife, snakes, and insects (like fire ants)
  • risk of electrical shock (power lines hidden in debris/sediment, electrical appliances, home electrical systems)
  • compromised water well and septic systems (for those NOT on City water/wastewater systems)
  • personal health and safety including necessary protective equipment and potentially vaccinations for working in and around flood water
  • counseling resources to help deal with the natural stresses of being in a disaster situation

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THERE IS A POSSIBLITY OF MISSING MANHOLE COVERS AND INLET GRATES THROUGHOUT FLOODED AREAS. PLEASE REPORT THESE TO THE CITY AT 281-346-1796 ASAP AND WE WILL ADDRESS.

Fort Bend County is working to establish a website with volunteer and donation information for what will undoubtedly be a longer-term ongoing operation across the county. We will be sure to include this information in our resource page as it becomes available. More information will also be forthcoming regarding filing for assistance from various agencies.  

Be Safe During Re-Entry
https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/hurricanes/be-safe-after.html
https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/floods/after.html
https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/returnhome.html

Ensuring Your Water Is Safe To Drink (Private Wells – non-City water)
http://twon.tamu.edu/
https://www.epa.gov/privatewells/protect-your-homes-water#what
https://www.tceq.texas.gov/drinkingwater/homeland_security/flood/flood_safewater.html

Septic System Information (Non-City wastewater)
https://www.epa.gov/ground-water-and-drinking-water/septic-systems-what-do-after-flood

Cleaning Up Your Home
https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/mold/reenter.html
https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/floods/cleanupwater.html
https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/hurricanes/cleanup-home.html
Debris Management Program Information – City of Fulshear

Homeowners Guide to Mold Clean-Up
https://www.cdc.gov/mold/pdfs/Homeowners_and_Renters_Guide.pdf