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.

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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