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.