Fort Bend County, TXFort Bend Flood Management Association   February 12, 2013Fort Bend County:Levee Readiness 2013
Status of On-going Projects           Ten    separate projects comprise the               County’s effort to improve leve...
Project 1: LID Contact Database                                                                    OEM has developed     ...
Project 2: New Gauge                                                                    Drainage District has held       ...
Project 3: Internet Portal                                                                    Creation of a website      ...
Project 4: Emergency Action Plan Template                                                                    County staff...
Project 5: LID Emergency Action Plans                                                                    Each LID needs t...
Project 6: Flood Fight Training                                                                    Initial Flood Fight Tr...
Project 7: Resource Issues                                                                    Specific issues about resou...
Project 8: Update County EOP                                                                     This project involves   ...
Project 9: Exercises / Workshops                                                                     Workshop being held ...
Project 10: LID Readiness Program                                                                     OEM would like to d...
Wrapping Up……               Discussion               Is your LID prepared…                     For a “real” emergency? ...
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Fort Bend County Flood Management Association Conclusion

  1. 1. Fort Bend County, TXFort Bend Flood Management Association February 12, 2013Fort Bend County:Levee Readiness 2013
  2. 2. Status of On-going Projects  Ten separate projects comprise the County’s effort to improve levee readiness  Levee readiness efforts are a collaborative effort of the Levee Improvement Districts, the FBFMA, Fort Bend County and local cities  The goal is to make significant progress in readiness during 20132 Fort Bend Flood Management Association – February 12, 2013
  3. 3. Project 1: LID Contact Database  OEM has developed contact distribution lists for LID Board Members, LID Engineers, LID Operators, and LID Attorneys.  OEM will keep database updated  Project is complete.3 Fort Bend Flood Management Association – February 12, 2013
  4. 4. Project 2: New Gauge  Drainage District has held multiple meetings with a variety of entities to determine feasibility of locating a new gauge on Brazos River.  A gauge on FM 1458 appears to be best option.  Financial options being reviewed; project about 75% complete.  Jeff Janecek is Lead.4 Fort Bend Flood Management Association – February 12, 2013
  5. 5. Project 3: Internet Portal  Creation of a website to be a portal for FBC Flood Warning Information is under development.  “Proof of Concept” site is being built by County I.T. Department.  This project is about 50% complete.5 Fort Bend Flood Management Association – February 12, 2013
  6. 6. Project 4: Emergency Action Plan Template  County staff created an EAP template for use by LIDs  Intent is the template is a “guide” that can be used by LIDs as they create their own individualized EAPs  Guide was sent out in late 2012  Project is complete.6 Fort Bend Flood Management Association – February 12, 2013
  7. 7. Project 5: LID Emergency Action Plans  Each LID needs to develop its own Emergency Action Plan.  Some LIDs are well on their way to creating Emergency Action Plan.  It is estimated that this project is only about 10% complete.7 Fort Bend Flood Management Association – February 12, 2013
  8. 8. Project 6: Flood Fight Training  Initial Flood Fight Training session will be held on February 26, 2013, hosted by Drainage District  Over 60 persons have registered for the training session  Speaker is George Sills, retired engineer with 36 years’ experience with US Army Corps of Engineers  Project is 90% complete.8 Fort Bend Flood Management Association – February 12, 2013
  9. 9. Project 7: Resource Issues  Specific issues about resources need to be addressed  Initial discussion about resources held on October 3, 2012  Following completion of LID EAPS more discussion can occur  Mark Vogler and Marc Grant are leads.  Project is 20% complete9 Fort Bend Flood Management Association – February 12, 2013
  10. 10. Project 8: Update County EOP  This project involves updating Annex K of the County’s Emergency Operations Plan  Information from LID EAPs will be used to assist in developing a County-wide plan for levee emergencies  Alan Spears is the lead  Project is estimated to be 10% complete at this time10 Fort Bend Flood Management Association – February 12, 2013
  11. 11. Project 9: Exercises / Workshops  Workshop being held on February 12, 2013  In May or June 2013, a Tabletop Exercise will be held to test LID Emergency Action Plans  Alan Spears is the lead  Project is 20% complete11 Fort Bend Flood Management Association – February 12, 2013
  12. 12. Project 10: LID Readiness Program  OEM would like to develop an annual program where each LID would complete certain preparedness task to ensure readiness for a levee emergency  This would be similar to the County’s MUD Readiness Program  Alan Spears and Jeff Braun are the leads.  This project has not been started.12 Fort Bend Flood Management Association – February 12, 2013
  13. 13. Wrapping Up……  Discussion  Is your LID prepared…  For a “real” emergency?  For a test of your Emergency Action Plan?  Updates from Partners  Next Meeting….  April 9, 2013  Missouri City13 Fort Bend Flood Management Association – February 12, 2013

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