First Colony Levee Improvement District (FCLID) Update

During heavy rain events it is advisable NOT to park vehicles in the street or set out trash bins. Our streets are designed as part of the overall drainage system for the District, and you should expect water to drain through the streets before it drains out of the District.

November 5 is election day. Early voting is October 21 – November 1. Depending on your precinct, there are one or more bond elections addressing drainage. Affecting all members within FCLID is Ft. Bend County’s Proposition A – $83 million in drainage bonds. If approved by voters, the proposed drainage projects would allow county officials to leverage approximately $233 million in flood projects using matching funds from federal sources to repair damages from the 2015, 2016 and Hurricane Harvey floods.

As always, encourage neighbors to sign up at www.firstcolonylid.org for email and text alerts. Updates on District news and projects can be found on the website as well.

Tropical Storm Imelda

First Colony LID’s emergency response team is monitoring the Brazos River and local rainfall predictions of this event. As of 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, 9/17/2019, the accumulated rainfall in the FCLID area is less than 1.5 inches. NWS predictions are for several more inches, possibly up to 12 inches in the next two days. With Brazos River at approximately 10 feet, the District will remain in full gravity flow conditions. Should intense cells fall over the area, isolated street ponding may occur, but should clear quickly after the rains ends. All usual precautions for heavy rainfall should be taken by residents. Further postings will be made should the NWS predictions change significantly.

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