Special Meeting on Thursday, June 27, 2019

Fort Bend County Levee Improvement District No. 17 will host a special meeting on Thursday, June 27, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. at Telfair Central Hall to update residents regarding District facilities, improvements and hurricane preparedness information. All residents are invited to attend.

June 4, 2019 Severe Weather Update

Although the National Hurricane Center has reduced the development of Invest 91L to a 40% chance over the next 48 hours, this system will bring excess rainfall across the region over then next couple of days. Based on the conditions, the US National Weather Service Houston-Galveston Texas placed our region, including Fort Bend County, in a Flash Flood Watch from 1 AM Wednesday to 7 AM Thursday. The NWS issued the watch due to potential high rainfall RATES over the next couple days.

What does this mean for you? It sounds basic, but if it seems like it’s raining hard, it probably is. If you’re driving and get caught in the heavy rainfall, exercise extreme caution. If you’re driving when the rain moves in, get off the road and to a safe, high, place since flash flooding can occur on streets and low areas.

How can you prepare?

  • First: Today and tonight before it gets dark you can clear drains, ditches, gutters, and curbs of debris that can wash into drains and cause street flooding. Stay hydrated and be mosquito smart! If you have a yard crew coming today, tell them not to blow your yard waste into the road.
  • Second: Secure anything in your yard that could wash away if it rains hard on your property.
  • Third: Check the weather before you go, since the rain is hard to predict and can quickly overwhelm drainage systems. Plan around the storms if you can since flooded roads can stall your car leading to permanent or expensive damage to your vehicle.

Drainage and Rivers

Right now our rivers are high but well within their banks. Unless the situation changes dramatically, we are not expecting any river impacts at this time. If rain falls at 3 inches per hour, isolated areas may see drainage systems overwhelmed and see some flash flooding.

Sign up for Alerts

Did you know that you can subscribe for automatic alerts like this straight from the National Weather Service from our FBC Alert system? When you register for alerts you can select what types of weather alerts you’d like, from lightning strike warnings to hurricane warnings! You can even choose quiet times so we don’t alert you at 2:00 AM unless it’s a really serious threat.

Report Structural Flooding

We received reports of structural flooding within the District. If your home and/or garage took on water during the rain event during the last 24 hours, please report it to the City of Sugar Land.

This is to report structural flooding only. Street ponding or flooded roads should report to the City via its website.

Report Structural Flooding