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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations for Fort Bend County, Texas and Incorporated Areas
The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has issued a preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM), and where applicable, Flood Insurance Study (FIS) report, reflecting proposed flood hazard determinations within the Cities of Fulshear, Simonton, and Weston Lakes; the Villages of Pleak and Fairchilds; and the unincorporated areas of Fort Bend County. These flood hazard determinations may include the addition or modification of Base Flood Elevations, base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area boundaries or zone designations, or the regulatory floodway. Technical information or comments are solicited on the proposed flood hazard determinations shown on the preliminary FIRM and/or FIS report for the aforementioned communities. These flood hazard determinations are the basis for the floodplain management measures that your community is required to either adopt or show evidence of being already in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program. However, before these determinations are effective for floodplain management purposes, you will be provided an opportunity to appeal the proposed information. This appeal period will commence on the second publication date of this notice scheduled on or about February 1 5, 2018. For information on the statutory 90-day period provided for appeals, as well as a complete listing of the communities affected and the locations where copies of the FIRM are available for review, please visit FEMA’s website at www.fema.gov/plan/prevent/fhm/bfe or call the FEMA Map Information exchange toll free at 1-877-FEMA MA P (1-877-336-2627).
Although no changes have occurred in the flood hazard in formation for the Cities of Needville and Rosenberg; and the Town of Thompsons; a 90-day comment period is being provided to these communities to allow for comments and concerns found within the new/updated FIRM panels and FIS report released on January 30, 201 7. This comment period will commence on the second publication of this notice scheduled on or about February 15, 201 8.
The Preliminary FIRM and FIS report have been mailed to the local Floodplain Administrators . In addition, the FIRM and FIS report are available for review through an interactive mapping site on-line at
EMC Board Positions Available
Weston Lakes Emergency Management is seeking individuals interested in participating on our EMC Board as well as other volunteer areas within Emergency Management. If you have an interest please fill out a volunteer application form located on this website and return it to City Hall. The application can be scanned and emailed to either of the following addresses; email@example.com and/or firstname.lastname@example.org The application can also be mailed or delivered personally to the City office. Mailing address is PO Box 1082 Weston Lakes 77441
The positions available are as follows; Public Information Officer, Safety Officer, Liaison Officer, Operations Section Chief, Planning Section Chief, Logistics Section Chief. Full descriptions and guidelines of all these positions are available through our office or they can be located on the FEMA website.
**Volunteer Applications can be found under the City Government tab and then proceed to Documents and Forms
Information regarding training through the County and FEMA as well as other helpful guides can be found on the Emergency Management tab at the top of the page under Emergency Preparedness.
To go directly to the Emergency Management website;
Weston Lakes Emergency Management is in the process of planning future training events that will perhaps better serve the needs of the community. We are looking into more weekend training possibilities and venues that are closer to our immediate area. If you have questions and or suggestions regarding training please let us know.
Below you will notice a “Volunteer with Us” hotlink. We are asking that all residents that wish to volunteer register on this website to aid in the creation of a more cohesive database. Thank you.