Weather Update

The NWS has upgraded the low pressure system off the coast to Tropical Storm Imelda. TS Imelda has made landfall over Brazoria County and is forecast to move northward across the Houston metropolitan region over the course of the next few days and will bring moderate wind and significant rainfall to the area.

Your LID 17 team will continue to monitor the situation and respond as necessary should any issues arise.

For your part, please be mindful of the situation and exercise caution if you encounter heavy rainfall or ponding on the streets. As we observed in the May 7th rainfall event some streets, such as portions of Telfair Avenue, Westcott, Meadowcroft or Chatham Avenue, are more susceptible to ponding. Please avoids those areas to minimize your risks.

For up-to-date weather information, please visit the National Weather Service: NWS Forecast for Sugar Land, TX.

Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Rate

The Fort Bend County Levee Improvement District No. 17 will hold a public hearing on a proposed tax rate for the tax year 2019 on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 11:30 a.m., at the offices of Allen Boone Humphries Robinson LLP, 3200 Southwest Freeway, Suite 2400, Houston, Texas. Your individual taxes may increase or decrease, depending on the change in the taxable value of your property in relation to the change in taxable value on all other property and the tax rate that is adopted.

Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Rate (PDF)

Gulf System Update 07/11 @ 8AM

Over the past 24 hours, Potential Tropical Cyclone Two has continued to slowly develop and is expected to become a tropical depression later today. Based on this morning’s forecast, it could develop into a Tropical Storm on Friday and possibly a Hurricane late Friday or Saturday morning. There still remains some uncertainty in the ultimate track; however, confidence continues to grow that the system will make landfill near the central part of Louisiana. Flooding as already occurred in portions of Louisiana with an additional 10 to 15 inches with isolated amounts of 20 inches as the result of this system expected over the next several days.

Locally, the impacts to Fort Bend County and the areas west of Houston should be minimal. This morning’s forecast is showing our area receiving less than one inch through Tuesday morning. We will continue to monitor for any changes in the track and intensity which can have an impact on final rainfall amounts.

Although this system is showing signs of being less impactful to our area, we continue to encourage residents to: