Telfair District Owned Playgrounds Closed

In accordance with Fort Bend County’s “Stay Home to Save Lives Order,” Fort Bend County Levee Improvement District No. 17 has closed all of its playgrounds in the Telfair neighborhood.

Per the Fort Bend County Judge, this Order began on March 25, 2020 and will remain in effect until 11:59 p.m. on April 3, 2020, unless otherwise amended. The District’s playground facilities will remain closed through the duration of the Order and any future amendments that may extend the Order.

Please do not access or play on any playground equipment during this time. Open spaces and trails will remain available for residential use, provided residents comply with social distancing of at least six (6) feet in accordance with the Order and CDC guidelines.

Below is an excerpt from the Order for further clarification:

Section 4(A) Essential Activites

(iii) To engage in outdoor activity, (for example, walking, biking, hiking, or running). Individuals may go to public parks and open outdoor recreation areas. However, playgrounds may increase spread of COVID-19, and therefore shall be closed.

To view the full Order, please click the link below:

https://www.fortbendcountytx.gov/home/showdocument?id=53583

Extension of the Grace Period for NFIP Premiums Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

To avoid a lapse in coverage, there is typically a 30-day grace period to renew policies. However, due to the widespread economic disruption arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, FEMA recognizes that flood insurance policyholders may not meet the standard policy renewal deadline.

To help serve its National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) customers who may be experiencing financial hardships, the agency is extending the grace period to renew flood insurance policies from 30 to 120 days. This extension applies to NFIP flood insurance policies with an expiration date between February 13-June 15, 2020.

Click here to read the National Flood Insurance Program bulletin: https://nfipservices.floodsmart.gov/wyobull2020.html.

Click here to read the FEMA news release: https://www.fema.gov/news-release/2020/03/29/fema-extends-grace-period-flood-insurance-renewal-premiums.