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.

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