Hurricane Marco and Tropical Storm Laura Informational Update

Hurricane Marco (National Hurricane Center: Hurricane Marco) and Tropical Storm Laura (National Hurricane Center: Tropical Storm Laura) are currently predicted to make landfall in Louisiana/Texas on Monday and Tuesday, respectively. The Sugar Land/Missouri City area is inside the cone of likely impacted areas.

As of 1:00 p.m. Sunday August 23, 2020, the Brazos River Richmond gauge (link to Brazos River Richmond gauge) is at Stage 8.9 ft. and is expected to hold steady for the next several days.

The District’s Operator has implemented the Preparation Phase of the Emergency Action Plan. At this time, with the river predictions to be well below bank-full conditions, the District drainage facilities, both north and south of SH 6, will operate under gravity flow conditions. As conditions change over the next few days, the District will post additional updates on this website and by text and e-mails for those residents signed up for those services.

Residents should monitor their respective City and County websites for information and news releases:

Critical Elevations within the District are shown on the District’s website by viewing this PDF.

Flood Insurance is Recommended

At this time, flood insurance is not mandatory.  The FCLID Board highly recommends every property owner within the District purchase flood insurance.  Flooding is not covered by homeowner insurance policies, but can be purchased through FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).  Please contact your insurance agent to learn about NFIP.  Recent Gulf Coast storms have demonstrated that flood insurance can be valuable for recovering from a flood loss. The FCLID Board of Directors and their attorney will continue to monitor any proposed legislation regarding changes to the NFIP that may impact District residents.