Brazos River Forecast Update – 5/6/2019 @ 10AM

Your LID 17 team has been monitoring the Brazos River levels, the past two weeks rain and forecasted rainfall for this week. Currently, the NWS estimates the Brazos River cresting at a gage elevation of approximately 47.4 on Friday May 10th. This is in the minor flood stage, below the moderate flood stage. Rain forecast for in the watershed north of us will be monitored by the NWS and updates may be issued.

The LID 17 team will continue to monitor the river and weather forecasts to maintain preparedness for situations that may arise and potentially impact our community.

Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax Holiday

This weekend is the 2019 Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax Holiday in the State of Texas. You can purchase certain emergency preparation supplies tax free beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, April 27, and ending at midnight on Monday, April 29. There is no limit on the number of qualifying items you can purchase, and you do not need to issue an exemption certificate to claim the exemption. Please visit the Texas Comptroller’s Website for more information, including a list of qualifying and excluded supplies. Hurricane Season is just around the corner. Don’t wait until the next storm is in the Gulf before preparing yourself and your family.

Brazos River Forecast Update – 4/10/2019 @ 10AM

As anticipated, the NWS revised the earlier forecasts and now forecast the Brazos River cresting at a gage elevation of approximately 34.5 on Friday April 12th. This is 10 feet below minor flood stage. Rains forecast for the region on Saturday and Sunday are expected to be heaviest north and east of town, outside of the Brazos River basin.

The LID 17 team will continue to monitor the river and weather forecasts to maintain preparedness for situations that may arise and potentially impact our community.