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Thank youThank You to Volunteers

OCTOBER 19, 2017 BY SIMONTON STAFF

Hurricane Harvey was a devastating event to Simonton and all of south and southeast Texas. It is in times of disaster that we see how much good there is in the world, and in our community.

During this historic event the City of Simonton had 52 volunteers that worked 1,166 hours under the leadership of our Emergency Operations Committee. We want to say THANK YOU to all of our wonderful volunteers that helped. Whether you were working pumps, logging volunteers in and out, surveying the streets for water levels and damage, checking on the safety of residents and animals, or helping in so many other ways. The City of Simonton wants you to know that we value our amazing volunteers! We are so grateful for your dedication to our hometown!

We are SIMONTON STRONG!!


Now Accepting Applications for Open Board Position for EOC

OCTOBER 17, 2017 BY SIMONTON STAFF

CITY OF SIMONTON
EMERGENCY OPERATIONS COMMITTEE
BOARD POSITION AVAILABLE

In Simonton, Emergency Management is vital to our community. This is a volunteer position that requires regular attendance at the monthly EOC Board meetings, which are public meetings, held the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6pm at City Hall. There may be some additional time needed for special training as well. This is a great opportunity to join a committee that works year round to ensure the safety of our residents in the event of an emergency. The board is looking for some representation from Section 1, but that is not a requirement.

Please email City Hall with interest and we will send you and application for the position. You can also call city hall at 281-533-9809 or stop by to pick up an application.


Ditch Cleaning Day in Valley Lodge with Simonton EOC Saturday, 11.4.17 8am-12pm

OCTOBER 17, 2017 BY SIMONTON STAFF

Ditch Cleanup Day In Valley Lodge
Saturday, November 4, 2017
8am-12pm
Presented by Simonton Emergency Operations Committee

If you are interested in volunteering to help, meet at the park at 8am. Your EOC board members and volunteers will be making the rounds to assist neighbors with cleaning out their ditches. This will be a quarterly effort with residents to keep the ditches clear of debris!

If you would like to volunteer, or if you have resources (i.e. trailers, carts, rakes, etc),

Please click here to log into the volunteer website.

Any questions, or if you know of someone that will need assistance with cleaning their ditches, please call city hall at 281-533-9809


2017.10.11 Notice of Regular EOC Meeting at 6pm

This is a notice of the regular meeting for the EOC on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 6pm at city hall.

To see the agenda, click here: 20171011 EOC Regular Meeting Agenda


Tropical System in the Gulf: Be Prepared!

JUNE 20, 2017 BY SIMONTON STAFF

As you may or may not have heard, there is a tropical disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico. The following is from NOAA:

“there is a tropical system in the Gulf that is likely to become Tropical Storm Cindy moves a bit more west of forecast and makes landfall over or west of the Galveston Bay region…bands of thunderstorms rotating around this system could lead to periods of flooding. An average 2 to 4 inches of rain is expected through Friday…generally east of the Interstate 45 corridor. Again…higher rainfall amounts can be expected if the anticipated storm moves more west of north.”

For a link to NOAA forecast click here!

There are many different resources to help you prepare for an emergency. Remember to keep:

Food and Water

  • 3-day supply of food that needs no cooking
  • 1 gallon of water per day for each person
  • Manual can opener
  • Baby items (baby food, formula, bottles)
  • Pet Supplies

More information on emergency preparedness and resource checklists can be found at:

Please be sure to keep up with local news to stay informed on current conditions.

Thank you,
The City of Simonton Emergency Management Team


5.24.17 Update on Status of Restoring Power to the Area

MAY 24, 2017 BY SIMONTON STAFF

The City has been communicating with CenterPoint Energy this morning about the status of restoring power in the area. The link to the Power Outage Tracker can be found here.

CenterPoint is currently staging lineman at the Walmart in Sealy. They have 40 contract crews, 20 internal crews and are awaiting the arrival of 20 more external crews. At this point they are giving us an estimation of 2-3 days, but they are hoping for sooner.
CenterPoint has said they will call this afternoon to try to give the City a more accurate estimate.

If you are able, please check the city website. The city will issue an update once we receive more information.


00pmNotice of Simonton EOC Meeting; April 12, 2017 at 6:00pm

APRIL 6, 2017 BY JENNIFER JONES WARD

To read the following post click here: 2017.4.12 EOC Meeting Agenda


Notice of Internal Drainage Committee Meeting Monday, April 10,2017 at 7:00 P.M.

APRIL 5, 2017 BY SIMONTON STAFF

There will be an Internal Drainage Committee Meeting on Monday, April 10,2017 at 7:00 PM at city hall.

To see the agenda, click here: 20170410 Internal Drainage Committee Meeting


Notice of Public Hearing on April 24, 2017 aty 2:30pm by the Fort Bend County Subsidence District

MARCH 27, 2017 BY SIMONTON STAFF

Public Hearing will be held at the William B Travis Building in the Sixth Floor Meeting Room, 301 Jackson Street, Richmond, Texas on April 24, 2017 at 2:30 pm.

To see the full notice, click here: 20170327 Subsidence Notice


Notice of Internal Drainage Committee Meeting on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 7:00PM

MARCH 23, 2017 BY SIMONTON STAFF

There will be an Internal Drainage Committee Meeting on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 7:00PM at city hall.

To see the agenda click here: 20170328 Internal Drainage Committee Agenda


Meeting Cancelled: Notice of Internal Drainage Committee Meeting on Thursday, March 23, 2017 @ 6:00PM

MARCH 20, 2017 BY SIMONTON STAFF

Take note that the following meeting is cancelled due to a lack of a quorum of board members to meet at the specified date and time.

Internal Drainage Committee Meeting will be held Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 6:00PM at city hall.

To see the agenda click here: 20170323 Internal Drainage Committee Agenda