Judge Hebert River Flooding Video Update Wednesday Morning August 30, 2017

Fort Bend County Judge Hebert gave a video update this morning, which is loaded to YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CwLD9ed6Tc

Our first priority is the safety of our residents and our employees

  • Please be prudent and don’t take risks that could threaten your safety or the safety of first responders who may have to rescue you.

Our focus today remains on:

  • Rescuing those who need immediate assistance and seeing to their safety
  • Preparing our county and our residents for possible challenges to come

The situation with rising flood waters remains dynamic.

  • We hit a dangerous peak during the flash flooding over the weekend
  • We are headed toward another dangerous peak now
  • The sun is shining today, but the water is rising and danger is near
  • It is critical that all residents pay close attention to the latest news

I want to be very clear about current evacuation orders

  • All evacuation orders remain in place
  • Evacuation orders will only be lifted by me
  • Evacuation orders will stand until it is safe for residents to return
  • Shelters are available for residents who need a place to stay

We will keep you informed

  • We are using Facebook, Twitter and our emergency management website to share latest information and answer questions

This incident will test our community for weeks to come

  • But we’ve been here before, and we have persevered – and we will persevere
  • We appreciate your support and ask for your continued patience
  • We will do our best to keep you informed as we work through the many challenging weeks that lay ahead.

Good News!

The National Weather Service has decreased the Brazos River peak to 56′ at the Richmond gauge. Best news of the day. We are still in emergency operations though until the river starts receding.

District Update – August 30 at 10:10am

Pecan Grove along with large portions of Fort Bend County remain under mandatory evacuation. While the weather looks to be clearing somewhat, the Brazos River has not yet peaked through Fort Bend County.

We understand the desire and need to begin clean up on those houses that flooded, but please wait until the County judge has lifted the mandatory evacuation notice. We know everyone is anxious but most of all we want our residents to be safe.

Official word will come through Fort Bend OEM and Pecan Grove MUD will work to post announcement when OEM issues the clearance.

We know how frustrating this is. Please be as patient as you can as our operations are still in emergency mode.