Mandatory evacuation orders for the City of Rosenberg will be lifted on Wednesday, June 8, 2016.
All roads have now been re-opened and residents are able to return to their homes, if they haven’t already. Record-high water levels from the Brazos River caused damage to around 70 properties in Rosenberg. Disaster assistance will be available from the American Red Cross located at 2610 B.F. Terry Boulevard in Rosenberg on Wednesday, June 8 from noon until 7:00 p.m., and Thursday, June 9, from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Here, residents with proof of address will be able to open a case with Red Cross for assistance and information, as well as receive clean-up kits, and cleaning supplies. Red Cross suggests calling (866) 526-8300 (option 1) to make an appointment. Other resources for disaster assistance include the Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management website: www.fbcoem.org.
What to do right now:
- Pre-register with FEMA at www.disasterassistance.gov, or call (800) 621-3362
- Fill out the residential report form with www.fbcoem.org
Note: If FEMA makes a declaration of disaster, you may have to fill out forms again; however, early registration helps to make that determination
- Get power turned on, if applicable. For safety reasons, power has been disconnected in structures with significant flooding. To safely reconnect utilities, a licensed electrician must be contacted to assess the situation and obtain a permit from the City. All permit fees have been waived for flood-related issues. Call (832) 595-3500.
- For insurance purposes, take as many photos as possible.
- Highlight water-lines
- Photos comparing damage to undamaged properties are desirable
- Start removing debris and sorting for pick-up (see attached chart)
- Pick-up for flood-related debris will be provided by a contractor through the Fort Bend County Debris Management Plan. The first round of collection is scheduled to begin as early as Monday, June 13th.
- Republic trash service will return to scheduled routes on Wednesday, June 8.
- Beware of scams. Contractors should be licensed and bonded to prevent you from incurring further damages and liability
- Water treatment within City limits was not compromised
- If you live in an area with a private water well (Baker Road, Evans Road, FM 723, north of River Road), you are encouraged to have your well tested for bacteria contamination. Follow the Houston Health Department guidelines (www.houstontx.gov/health/water.html) for testing. Sterile bottles to collect water samples can be obtained from the City of Rosenberg by calling Customer Service at (832) 595-3301.
Resources are available and City staff is ready to help. For questions or concerns contact Citizen Relations at (832) 595-3301. Those interested in volunteering are encouraged to visit www.fbcoem.org for more information and to receive instructions.