Hurricane Ike – Katy, Tx update regarding Ft. Bend Country debris pickup

September 17, 2008
For those of you in Ft. Bend County, I thought this may be of interest to you and was sent from Fort Bend County Judge, Bob Herbert to all MUDS.


All MUD’s (Municipal Utility District) in Fort Bend County, with the exception of in-city MUD’s in Sugar Land will have debris picked up by Fort Bend County. The county is agency responsible for debris pickup in the unincorporated areas. We will have a debris management link on the county’s web site at FortBendCountyGov by 7pm tonight. That site will be updated daily around 8am until all sweeps through the county are complete. A MUD may do its own removal, but they may not be reimbursed by FEMA. They will be processing and removing debris from all public property including water plants, lift stations and WWTP’s. We will remove debris from private property if properly stacked at the curb or by the roadside. Instuctions for stacking debris from private property will be posted on the website. I hope this helps clear up any confusion.  Also remember the restrictions for pick up require brush and limbs to be bundled and no longer than 3 feet. 

Hurricane Ike – Katy, Tx update 7:15 p.m. 9/15/08

September 17, 2008

As we sit here recovering from our rather minimal effects of hurricane Ike (when compared to the other parts of the Greater Houston and Galveston Areas), we are trying to figure out how to help our less fortunate neighbors. I have had comments on ideas and one of the best is to redistribute the extra bottled water that we no longer need for survival.

I will contact Mayor White’s office tomorrow to see if there is any way we can contribute unopened bottled water for distribution to those in need. If they okay this idea, I will post a drop off point and then ask for volunteers to help us get the water to where it is needed.

If anyone out there has a better idea, I am all ears and happy to help. I appreciate any and all who are interested in this project.

I wish for you all a comfortable evening and will update this post tomorrow.