Update for Residents Affected by the Barker Reservoir Flooding

Fort Bend County is working with U.S. Congressman Pete Olson and U.S. Senators Cornyn and Cruz to seek additional help from FEMA for our residents impacted by Harvey, particularly those behind the Barker Reservoir.

Per County Judge Bob Hebert, the immediate actions we want to obtain are administrative or legislative remedies from FEMA to make our residents eligible for all available Federal assistance including the programs administered by FEMA. Further assistance requests are also in the works, and you can expect more Harvey recovery updates and news in the upcoming days and weeks from both legislative and administrative actions at the federal level.

To assist local residents in step-by-step actions to speed up recovery and restoration, Congressman Pete Olson's office has provided a comprehensive document available at: http://bit.ly/2xQ8zno & http://www.precinctthree.com/harvey

For now there are immediate steps that individuals can take to begin documenting and applying for recovery. You can contact any of the Congressman Olson's offices to ask for additional assistance with these resources: https://olson.house.gov/contact-us

Fort Bend County will continue to press forward with our efforts in seeking additional funds and remedies to help our community recover, and the Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management continues to reach out to the community for FEMA registration assistance.

They can be contacted at 281-342-6185 or online via FBCOEM.org