Fort Bend County:  Responding and Recovering from Hurricane Ike
Tropical Storm Edouard & Hurricane Gustav
Mon, Sept 1, Tropical Depression 9, 35 mph
Tues, Sept 2, Tropical Storm Ike, 65 mph
Wed, Sept 3, Hurricane Ike, 75 mph
Thurs, Sept 4, Hurricane Ike, 145 mph
Fri, Sept 5, Hurricane Ike, 120 mph
Sat, Sept 6, Hurricane Ike, 115 mph
Sun, Sept 7, Hurricane Ike, 125 mph
Mon, Sept 8, Hurricane Ike, 80 mph
Sept 8, Pre Landfall Proclamation Issued <ul><li>Readiness Level 3 </li></ul><ul><li>County HHS staff begins contacting Sp...
Tues, Sept 9, Hurricane Ike, 80 mph
Sept 9, Ike Heading Toward Corpus Christi <ul><li>Logistics staff confirmed pre-positioned contracts with debris removal c...
Wed, Sept 10, Hurricane Ike, 100 mph
Sept 10, Ike Moving East Toward Galveston <ul><li>Readiness Level 2 Declared  </li></ul><ul><li>Conditions Become More Cri...
Thurs, Sept 11, Hurricane Ike, 100 mph
Sept 11, Coastal Evacuation Underway <ul><li>County and cities declaring State of Disaster </li></ul><ul><li>Traffic Mgmt ...
Sept 11, Richmond State School Evacuates <ul><li>Begins at 0730 </li></ul><ul><li>County, FBISD, LCISD, and RSS vehicles u...
Fri, Sept 12, Hurricane Ike, 105 mph
Sept 12, Ike Aiming at Bolivar Peninsula <ul><li>Govt. Offices Closed </li></ul><ul><li>Schools Closed </li></ul><ul><li>P...
Sat, Sept 13, Hurricane Ike, 110 mph
Sat, Sept 13, Galveston Landfall, 110 mph <ul><li>Landfall in Galveston at 0200 on Saturday </li></ul><ul><li>In Fort Bend...
Sept 13, Hurricane Ike Strikes the County <ul><li>20 homes destroyed </li></ul><ul><li>7,000 homes damaged </li></ul><ul><...
Sept 14, Widespread Power Outages in County <ul><li>67% of electrical services out </li></ul><ul><li>One week later, still...
Sept 14, Debris and Debris and more Debris <ul><li>750,000 cubic yards of debris </li></ul><ul><li>FEMA grants waiver to a...
Information Sharing Emphasized During Ike <ul><li>Conf Calls – GDEM </li></ul><ul><li>Conf Calls – NWS </li></ul><ul><li>C...
Using New Technology to Send the Message <ul><li>PIER System used to send over 50 news releases and advisories </li></ul><...
Sept 15, Richmond State School Clients Return <ul><li>County Public Transportation Department coordinates the repatriation...
Sept 16, Debris Removal Plan Implemented <ul><li>First County in State to Start Debris Removal Activities </li></ul><ul><l...
Sept 16, County Recovery Actions Underway <ul><li>6 POD sites open </li></ul><ul><li>Re-supply Site at County Fairgrounds ...
Sept 23, FEMA – Blue Roof Center <ul><li>Blue Roof Registration Center opens at Sugar Land Community Center on September 2...
Sept 25, FEMA – Disaster Recovery Centers <ul><li>Three FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers opened in Fort Bend County </li></u...
FEMA – Housing Assistance Needs in County <ul><li>Fort Bend County:  Over 27,000 citizens registered for FEMA assistance; ...
Neighbors Help Neighbors in Fort Bend <ul><li>Citizens all over County assist in cleaning up streets and neighborhoods </l...
Fort Bend Helps Neighboring Counties <ul><li>685 bales of hay and 3 ½ tons of feed sent to Chambers County </li></ul><ul><...
During Ike, some things went very well….. <ul><li>“ The elected officials in this county certainly get their fair share of...
Some other things---  not so well
And sometimes…………  “It is what it is”
Fort Bend County – Returning to Normal
Thank You <ul><li>Questions ? </li></ul>
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Fort Bend County: Responding and Recovering from Hurricane Ike

  1. 1. Fort Bend County: Responding and Recovering from Hurricane Ike
  2. 2. Tropical Storm Edouard & Hurricane Gustav
  3. 3. Mon, Sept 1, Tropical Depression 9, 35 mph
  4. 4. Tues, Sept 2, Tropical Storm Ike, 65 mph
  5. 5. Wed, Sept 3, Hurricane Ike, 75 mph
  6. 6. Thurs, Sept 4, Hurricane Ike, 145 mph
  7. 7. Fri, Sept 5, Hurricane Ike, 120 mph
  8. 8. Sat, Sept 6, Hurricane Ike, 115 mph
  9. 9. Sun, Sept 7, Hurricane Ike, 125 mph
  10. 10. Mon, Sept 8, Hurricane Ike, 80 mph
  11. 11. Sept 8, Pre Landfall Proclamation Issued <ul><li>Readiness Level 3 </li></ul><ul><li>County HHS staff begins contacting Special Needs Individuals </li></ul><ul><li>HHS Coordinates with Other Jurisdictions </li></ul>
  12. 12. Tues, Sept 9, Hurricane Ike, 80 mph
  13. 13. Sept 9, Ike Heading Toward Corpus Christi <ul><li>Logistics staff confirmed pre-positioned contracts with debris removal contractor and monitoring firm </li></ul><ul><li>Also, confirmed contracts for fuel and water </li></ul>
  14. 14. Wed, Sept 10, Hurricane Ike, 100 mph
  15. 15. Sept 10, Ike Moving East Toward Galveston <ul><li>Readiness Level 2 Declared </li></ul><ul><li>Conditions Become More Critical </li></ul><ul><li>Readiness Level 1 Declared </li></ul><ul><li>County EOC Fully Activated at 1900 </li></ul>
  16. 16. Thurs, Sept 11, Hurricane Ike, 100 mph
  17. 17. Sept 11, Coastal Evacuation Underway <ul><li>County and cities declaring State of Disaster </li></ul><ul><li>Traffic Mgmt Plan Implemented at 1300 </li></ul><ul><li>Hurricane Force Winds Predicted for Fort Bend County </li></ul>
  18. 18. Sept 11, Richmond State School Evacuates <ul><li>Begins at 0730 </li></ul><ul><li>County, FBISD, LCISD, and RSS vehicles used </li></ul><ul><li>923 people moved in 54 vehicles </li></ul><ul><li>Takes about 13 hours to complete </li></ul>
  19. 19. Fri, Sept 12, Hurricane Ike, 105 mph
  20. 20. Sept 12, Ike Aiming at Bolivar Peninsula <ul><li>Govt. Offices Closed </li></ul><ul><li>Schools Closed </li></ul><ul><li>Public Transportation suspended </li></ul><ul><li>Shelters being set up by some cities </li></ul><ul><li>Fuel Outages reported </li></ul>
  21. 21. Sat, Sept 13, Hurricane Ike, 110 mph
  22. 22. Sat, Sept 13, Galveston Landfall, 110 mph <ul><li>Landfall in Galveston at 0200 on Saturday </li></ul><ul><li>In Fort Bend County, duration of tropical storm force winds approximately 14 hours </li></ul>
  23. 23. Sept 13, Hurricane Ike Strikes the County <ul><li>20 homes destroyed </li></ul><ul><li>7,000 homes damaged </li></ul><ul><li>130,000 homes affected </li></ul><ul><li>3 dead, 8 injured, 4 hospitalized </li></ul>
  24. 24. Sept 14, Widespread Power Outages in County <ul><li>67% of electrical services out </li></ul><ul><li>One week later, still 25% of services out </li></ul><ul><li>Impacts water and wastewater utilities severely </li></ul><ul><li>Impacts traffic signals severely </li></ul>
  25. 25. Sept 14, Debris and Debris and more Debris <ul><li>750,000 cubic yards of debris </li></ul><ul><li>FEMA grants waiver to allow County to pickup from Gated Communities </li></ul><ul><li>County and cities move quickly to activate debris plan </li></ul>
  26. 26. Information Sharing Emphasized During Ike <ul><li>Conf Calls – GDEM </li></ul><ul><li>Conf Calls – NWS </li></ul><ul><li>Conf Calls – Mayors </li></ul><ul><li>Conf Calls – Debris </li></ul><ul><li>County Phone Bank Handled 4500 calls </li></ul><ul><li>Press Conferences </li></ul>
  27. 27. Using New Technology to Send the Message <ul><li>PIER System used to send over 50 news releases and advisories </li></ul><ul><li>PIER System received over 600,000 hits </li></ul><ul><li>Judge recorded 15 messages for playback on 1670 AM </li></ul>
  28. 28. Sept 15, Richmond State School Clients Return <ul><li>County Public Transportation Department coordinates the repatriation of 848 clients and staff back to Richmond from Brenham </li></ul><ul><li>111 vehicles are utilized to complete the transfer </li></ul>
  29. 29. Sept 16, Debris Removal Plan Implemented <ul><li>First County in State to Start Debris Removal Activities </li></ul><ul><li>5 TDSRS Sites </li></ul><ul><li>Over 16,000 truck loads transported </li></ul>
  30. 30. Sept 16, County Recovery Actions Underway <ul><li>6 POD sites open </li></ul><ul><li>Re-supply Site at County Fairgrounds </li></ul><ul><li>Stafford POD site serves over 150,000 people </li></ul><ul><li>Red Cross Opens 2 shelters in County </li></ul>
  31. 31. Sept 23, FEMA – Blue Roof Center <ul><li>Blue Roof Registration Center opens at Sugar Land Community Center on September 23 rd </li></ul><ul><li>Center closes on October 13 th </li></ul><ul><li>Over 875 blue tarps installed in Fort Bend County! </li></ul>
  32. 32. Sept 25, FEMA – Disaster Recovery Centers <ul><li>Three FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers opened in Fort Bend County </li></ul><ul><li>Rosenberg, Sugar Land, Missouri City </li></ul><ul><li>September 25, 2008 to January 16, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Over 1,750 individuals assisted </li></ul>
  33. 33. FEMA – Housing Assistance Needs in County <ul><li>Fort Bend County: Over 27,000 citizens registered for FEMA assistance; over $5 million in assistance has been approved; but for comparison……….. </li></ul><ul><li>Galveston County: Over 72,000 citizens registered for FEMA assistance; over $180 million in assistance has been approved </li></ul>
  34. 34. Neighbors Help Neighbors in Fort Bend <ul><li>Citizens all over County assist in cleaning up streets and neighborhoods </li></ul><ul><li>Social service agencies assist in debris removal, providing food, home repair, and more! </li></ul>
  35. 35. Fort Bend Helps Neighboring Counties <ul><li>685 bales of hay and 3 ½ tons of feed sent to Chambers County </li></ul><ul><li>42 pallets of ice/water/MREs sent to City of Manvel </li></ul><ul><li>Fire Apparatus and crews sent to Galveston County </li></ul>
  36. 36. During Ike, some things went very well….. <ul><li>“ The elected officials in this county certainly get their fair share of criticism throughout their tenure from the media…. Over the past week, as the County endured Hurricane Ike…. All of them deserve a huge round of applause.” </li></ul><ul><li>- Cheryl Skinner, Fort Bend Star </li></ul>
  37. 37. Some other things--- not so well
  38. 38. And sometimes………… “It is what it is”
  39. 39. Fort Bend County – Returning to Normal
  40. 40. Thank You <ul><li>Questions ? </li></ul>

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