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On Wednesday, Fort Bend County officials issued a nighttime curfew for its residents, one day after the city of Houston’s mayor announced one for Harris County residents.


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According to Major Chad Norvell with the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office, residents of the west Houston-area county will not be allowed to travel between 12:00 and 6:00 a.m.

The curfew went into effect at 12:00 a.m. this morning and is scheduled to end at 6:00 a.m. on Wed., Sept. 6.

In a Tweet, County emergency management officials reminded residents their latest curfew orders only applies to unincorporated areas of the county, as many cities already issued their own nightly policies.

Like the western neighboring county, Mayor Sylvester Turner issued a curfew for Houston residents, under which people are not allowed to leave their homes between 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m.

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Like Houston’s curfew, Fort Bend County is instituting a similar policy for the time being Image courtesy of the Fort Bend County Sherif's Office, via Twitter
Anna Caplan contributes to Rare Houston and Rare Animals. 
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