Possibility of Tropical Weather 6.3.20

The City of Sugar Land issued an update regarding the possibility of tropical weather. The LID 17 team is also watching the forecasts and making preparations for the possibility of tropical weather, particularly heavy rainfall. The team will be inspecting the outfalls to make sure there are no blockages and that the pumps are ready if needed. Currently the Brazos River level is relatively low and is forecast to remain so. This will allow for gravity flow from our lakes and ditches without the need to pump. Please keep yourselves up to date with current weather information through reliable sources. The remainder of the City of Sugar Land’s notice is below.

The City is planning for the possibility of tropical weather that could impact our region this weekend or early next week. City staff is preparing for the possibility of extended work schedules to support emergency response, planning continues with regional drainage and flood control partners and crews are working to ensure streets and storm drains are clear.

While it’s still too early to know exactly what will develop in the Gulf of Mexico this week, weather forecast experts tell us current models are shifting a projected storm track toward Louisiana; however, much of the Gulf Coast remains in play for landfall. They currently predict a large tropical storm with a cone of probability that stretches from the upper Texas coast to Alabama.

Prepare now by visiting the City of Sugar Land Emergency Management page for planning resources. Be sure to receive important alerts during emergencies by signing up for our Emergency Notification System. The emergency alert system is a communication service available to all Sugar Land residents to receive emergency alerts and city notifications. Once a subscriber, you will have the ability to customize subscription preferences. Notifications are available by email, text, and/or phone.

Other informational resources include:

Telfair District Owned Playgrounds Closed

In accordance with Fort Bend County’s “Stay Home to Save Lives Order,” Fort Bend County Levee Improvement District No. 17 has closed all of its playgrounds in the Telfair neighborhood.

Per the Fort Bend County Judge, this Order began on March 25, 2020 and will remain in effect until 11:59 p.m. on April 3, 2020, unless otherwise amended. The District’s playground facilities will remain closed through the duration of the Order and any future amendments that may extend the Order.

Please do not access or play on any playground equipment during this time. Open spaces and trails will remain available for residential use, provided residents comply with social distancing of at least six (6) feet in accordance with the Order and CDC guidelines.

Below is an excerpt from the Order for further clarification:

Section 4(A) Essential Activites

(iii) To engage in outdoor activity, (for example, walking, biking, hiking, or running). Individuals may go to public parks and open outdoor recreation areas. However, playgrounds may increase spread of COVID-19, and therefore shall be closed.

To view the full Order, please click the link below:

https://www.fortbendcountytx.gov/home/showdocument?id=53583