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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
The City of Weston Lakes will host a Town Hall Meeting on Thursday October 19, 2017, at the Irene Stern Community Center in Fulshear at 6:30 pm. The address is 6920 Katy Fulshear Road. The topic will be the proposed FEMA FIRM (Flood Insurance Rate Map).We are pleased to have just today confirmed the attendance of:
Fort Bend County Drainage – Mark Vogler
Jones and Carter (City Flood Plain Engineer) – Craig Kalkomey
FEMA/Department of Homeland Security – Gilbert Giron
We hope to see many of you at this meeting as there will be much information regarding the impact of the proposed map, how it was developed, and associated discussion.
City of Weston Lakes
City of Weston Lakes
December 7, 2016
Notice is hereby given that The City of Weston Lakes is accepting applications for an Administrative Assistance for Emergency Management. The City Emergency Management Coordinator would prefer a person with the following experience:
WebEOC experience –
a. Certificate required for formal user training or be obtained within 6 months of beginning work.
b. Prior experience using WebEOC in either a drill or actual activation.
Mission Manager experience or prior experience using MM.
Complete OEM required training within 6 months of beginning work.
Completed and passed the following FEMA courses, or complete these courses with 6 months of beginning work;
a) ICS 100,200,300,400 700, 800 and 907
Experience working in the EOC environment during a drill or actual activation:
a) In administrative capacity or
b) Supervisory capacity or
c) Manager capacity
Experience in coordinating training OEM member training and record keeping.
Experience using Office suites (MS, LibreOffice, OpenOffice, Google etc.) and working with blogging and website tools such as WordPress and Google.
Documented experience in productive interactions and interfacing with FBC OEM
Experience using Excel as a finance and budget tool, or Quickbooks or similar.
Experience maintaining income and expense accounts and ledgers and supporting use of funds documentation.
Experience in preparing periodic statements of financial position versus approved budgets and supporting OEM management to forecast budget requirements.
Experience working in an emergency planning and disaster response team environment.
The position requires good verbal and written communications skill and experience using social media to gather and disseminate information.
|Just over 7 weeks left in the 84th legislative session and transportation continues to be a priority for lawmakers from all over the state. If you missed yesterday morning’s live chat with Senator Robert Nichols and Rep. Joe Pickett, watch it here now. Both leaders provided an excellent overview of top transportation issues so far this session.This morning the Senate Transportation Committee heard testimony for and against SB 1601 which would prevent High Speed Rail projects from exercising eminent domain authority. Following testimony, it passed the committee in a 5-4 vote and has the potential to severely impair route implementation. TAG will continue to oppose this and other legislation aimed at hindering high speed rail and we ask that you take less than 2 minutes to send a letter to your legislators urging them to also oppose this legislation. If you are interested in learning more, feel free to attend an open house meeting. The full meeting tour can be found here. Our state cannot afford to lose high speed rail.
Tomorrow morning the House Transportation Committee convenes at 8 a.m. to review several bills. TAG will formally support HB 373 (Simmons), HB 1370 (Phillips) and HJR 29 (Pickett) which all aim to dedicate funds from the motor vehicle sales tax.