Fort Bend ISD will halt device distribution at 2 p.m. April 9 due to thunderstorm forecasts

Severe thunderstorms are possible in Sugar Land and Missouri City Thursday afternoon and evening, according to the National Weather Service. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Severe thunderstorms are possible in Sugar Land and Missouri City Thursday afternoon and evening, according to the National Weather Service. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Severe thunderstorms are possible in Sugar Land and Missouri City Thursday afternoon and evening, according to the National Weather Service. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Due to forecasts of severe thunderstorms in the area, Fort Bend ISD will close its device distribution locations at 2 p.m. April 9, the district announced on Twitter and in a news release.

Device distribution is happening on-site at Austin and Marshall high schools. The district said in the release that families who are unable to pick up devices prior to 2 p.m. will be able to do so next week.




Over the last several weeks, the district has reached out to students and families to assess what technology needs exist in the community. FBISD began online learning April 3 after concerns over the spread of the coronavirus forced schools across the state to close.


Severe thunderstorms in Sugar Land and Missouri City are possible heading into the afternoon and evening of April 9, according to the National Weather Service.

Rain remains in the forecast for the area throughout the Easter weekend and into Sunday.

Residents can sign up for Fort Bend County’s Alert text notification system to receive weather-related updates and other emergency information.


By Claire Shoop

Reporter, Northwest Austin

Claire joined Community Impact Newspaper in September 2019 as the reporter for the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition and in December 2021 moved to Austin to become the reporter for the Northwest Austin edition. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in May 2019 where she studied journalism, government and Arabic. While in school, Claire was a fellow for The Texas Tribune, worked for the student newspaper, The Daily Texan, and spent a semester in Washington, D.C. She enjoys playing cards with her family and listening to the Boss, Bruce Springsteen.