Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 142 (FBMUD 142) would like keep residents informed as to District preparedness regarding storm event rainfall and cautions residents to secure their trash and recycling containers to prevent wind-borne debris.
Environmental Development Partners (EDP), the District operator, has enacted the District’s Emergency Preparedness Plan. They are checking all District facilities to confirm backup generator and alarm system operation. EDP’s team will be out working the event when conditions allow for safe outside movement. Office customer service staff will be answering phones at their main office. If the forecasted conditions worsen, they have the added ability for customer service staff to take calls remotely. In addition, EDP’s “overflow” call center is prepared to handle emergency calls remotely.
Tropical Storm Beta is predicted to make landfall near Matagorda Bay without strengthening to a hurricane. As shown in the forecasts, TS Beta is likely to make Landfall on Tuesday. EDP doesn’t expect this to be a severe wind event but because the current forecast and models continue to show TS Beta to be a relatively slow-moving storm, and the forecasted landfall West of the Houston metro area, there is potential for local flash flooding and street flooding.
Waste Management (WM) is monitoring the potential impacts of Tropical Storm Beta to the Greater Houston area over the coming days. Residential collection service will continue as scheduled. WM will notify residents in the event of a change in service due to impassable roadways, storm debris, or high water.
All residents are encouraged to secure their garbage carts, recycle carts, and other trash and recycle containers in a safe location. In addition, all loose trash, such as tree limbs, should be bundled, tied down, and placed in an area where the debris cannot become a hazard to homes and automobiles in the event of high winds.
Service Alerts will be available on www.wm.com.