Fort Bend County reports no high water, some debris and power outages following Hurricane Nicholas

At a 9:30 a.m. press conference Sept. 14, Fort Bend County Judge KP George said the effects of Hurricane Nicholas on the county were relatively minimum. (Screenshot courtesy Fort Bend County)
At a 9:30 a.m. press conference Sept. 14, Fort Bend County Judge KP George said the effects of Hurricane Nicholas on the county were relatively minimum. (Screenshot courtesy Fort Bend County)

At a 9:30 a.m. press conference Sept. 14, Fort Bend County Judge KP George said the effects of Hurricane Nicholas on the county were relatively minimum. (Screenshot courtesy Fort Bend County)

Fort Bend County Judge KP George said in a 9:30 a.m. briefing Sept. 14 that the effects of Hurricane Nicholas on the county were relatively minimum after the path of the storm shifted east.

George said the county has received no reports of high water, but is dealing with some scattered debris, downed power lines and traffic signal outages.

"Fortunately, here we are, we have a beautiful Tuesday morning today," George said.

Mark Flathouse, Fort Bend County emergency management coordinator, said county crews are working to clear debris from roadways and remain in contact with CenterPoint Energy as they restore power in the area. County officials asked residents to stay off the roads, if possible, and drive carefully, if not.

According to CenterPoint Energy's power outage tracker, outages are scattered throughout Fort Bend County. Residents near Texas Parkway and Cartwright Road in Missouri City, along with areas of Sienna and First Colony in Sugar Land are experiencing outages as of 10:15 a.m., according to the tracker.


Fort Bend County saw between a half-inch to 4 inches of rain depending on location, said Jeff Janecek with the Fort Bend County Drainage District. Janecek said local creeks, streams and reservoirs were able to handle that water well.

"We are very lucky that the storm took a different path than what was originally directed," Flathouse said.
By Claire Shoop

Reporter, Sugar Land/Missouri City

Claire joined Community Impact Newspaper in September 2019 as the reporter for the Sugar Land/Missouri City 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.



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