In May of 2019, Fort Bend County was affected by waves of strong thunderstorms which dumped inches of rain onto the County while the Brazos River was already experiencing minor flooding. Some of the thunderstorms were so powerful that they set record levels in Dry Creek and broke all post 1961 records for Big Creek.
Residents and businesses across Fort Bend County were impacted by these storms, which caused flash flooding, river and creek flooding, and house fires. The County declared a State of Disaster, but the State of Texas nor the Federal Government issued a declaration. This means that federal disaster assistance (like FEMA assistance and low-interest SBA loans) is NOT available this time around. Fort Bend County is relying on the generosity of local service and faith-based organizations to provide recovery resources.