Fort Bend Levee Improvement District No. 6 and Fort Bend County are planning on experiencing heavy rainfall over the next 24-48 hours. We are monitoring the situation and have personnel inspecting the drainage facilities. Please remove all trash cans from the street and check your outfall drains to make sure everything is clear. If you see significant street flooding, do not drive through it. Residents should monitor the Fort Bend County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management at https://fbcoem.org for up to date weather and flooding notices.
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 NWS will place our region, including Fort Bend County, in a Flash Flood Watch from 1 AM Wednesday to 7 AM Thursday.
Based on this morning’s forecast, the region could see widespread rainfall amounts between 2 to 4 inches with isolated totals up to 6 inches. Rainfall rates from this storm could reach 2 to 3 inches per hour which can cause rapid street flooding and creek rises in some areas. As stated by the NWS, these forecasts are subject to change due to the environmental conditions throughout the event. We will continue to monitor and provide updates when possible, but we encourage everyone to stay informed through the National Weather Service and Fort Bend County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management as changes in these forecast could occur within a relatively short period of time.
Last night’s rainfall was less than expected and was approximately 3 inches based on resident rain gages in the district. The drainage system is still slowly draining due to higher flood levels within Rabbs Bayou.
The Fort Bend Office of Emergency Management has rainfall predictions of 2 to 3 inches through Saturday. This will result in a rise in the water levels of the detention ponds, but we expect the flood levels to be contained within the ponds. Street ponding may occur during times of intense rainfall. Please move cars and trash cans from the street to higher grounds.
The ponds within the district are draining but very slowly as Rabbs Bayou is limiting discharge from district facilities. There is intense rain predicted tonight and the LID expects there to be similar flooding conditions within the District as to the Tuesday evening storms. Please move all cars out of streets to higher ground and be prepared for inundation of the streets and drainage system.
The district is monitoring the conditions and will update as things occur.
Fort Bend Levee Improvement District No. 6 and Fort Bend County have experienced heavy rainfall over the past 24 hours. Everything is draining as designed, but we are expecting additional rainfall in the next couple of days. Please remove all trash cans from the street and check your outfall drains to make sure everything is clear. If you see significant street flooding, do not drive through it. Residents should monitor the Fort Bend County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management at https://fbcoem.org for up to date weather and flooding notices.
For more information about Fort Bend County LID 6’s stormwater management plan, please visit: cleanbayous.org.
Did you know that the stormwater currently receives no treatment?
Water that flows into your storm water drainage system goes directly into our creeks, bayous, rivers, and bays. Because standards of water quality affect every resident in Fort Bend County LID 6, remembering “only rain down the drain” and adhering to this approach will help improve the water quality of our streams, rivers and lakes.
Non-allowable discharges, such as out waste, grass clippings, tree trimmings, oils and grease are a violation of a state-issued stormwater permit. Making an illegal discharge into the storm sewer may be punishable by fines and/or water service termination, per your District’s rate order.
Remember, whatever is put down the storm drain is untreated and flows into the Waters of the USA!
If you see any spills or illegal dumping into the storm drains, Fort Bend County LID 6’s Operator, or Storm Water Solutions should be contacted as soon as possible. Call the Storm Water Solutions 24-hour phone number at 713.935.1044, or you can use cleanbayous.org to file a report.
To find additional information about stormwater quality, please visit www.cleanbayous.org.