Evening Update

Good evening Telfair neighbors, it’s late in the day but our operator has been working to protect us from this unproven, devastating flood. The flood levels are at 800+ year levels.  We are one of the few areas in Fort Bend County not to be ordered to evacuate. Our system is currently operating as it is supposed to.  The pumps are on,.  You may notice our lakes are filling up and some streets have ponding, as designed.   When the rain stops, our pumps will have a chance to catch up and lower the water level in our lakes north and south of I-69.

We are all very anxious and concerned. Comparatively, we are a small entity with limited resources. We will post as we can but please refer to the City of Sugar Land website for emergency updates. 

You should make decision for your family as to whether you should voluntarily evacuate.  But you should make the decision soon as possible as roads may become impassable. Please refer to the city, county  or state (TxDOT) websites for road closures. 

Voluntary Evacuation Remains

Per Fort Bend County Judge Hebert, FBL 17 (“District”) remains under a voluntary evacuation.   The District continues to monitor the levees and facilities in the District.  At this time, all facilities are functioning as designed.  The National Weather Service is projecting the Brazos River will crest at 59’.  This is a record level and it cannot be predicted how this level will impact Telfair, although it is believed the levee will not be overtopped at the projected height.  It is imperative that you consider your individual situation when making a determination as to whether to evacuate.  We will update the District’s website with any material changes, but we encourage you to visit Fort Bend County OEM and the City of Sugar Land websites for further information. 

Notice to Telfair Residents

Fort Bend County Judge Bob Hebert has just issued a call for voluntary evacuations of several subdivisions in Fort Bend County.  The Brazos River projections received by Fort Bend County from the National Weather Service indicate the level of the River at the City of Richmond gauge will rise to 59′.  These are unprecedented levels.  Based on observations and staking of water levels against the Telfair levee in the May 2016 flood events, we believe the River will not overtop the Telfair levee; however, at those levels New Territory Blvd into Telfair from New Territory must be closed by the City of Sugar Land or Fort Bend County in order to protect water from entering Telfair via New Territory Blvd. If the road cannot be closed, there will be a levee breach if the Brazos River level reaches a height of 59′ at the Richmond gauge. We have asked the County and City to make preparations for supplies in this event.

We cannot guarantee or easily predict levels of rainfall or the Brazos River levels.   If you believe your family will be better off following the Judge’s proclamation for voluntary evacuation, please make appropriate plans.  Our operators are doing whatever they can do to protect our community but the forces of the Brazos River are difficult to contain.

Please stay tune to local media and the Fort Bend County OEM site for further information.