Brazos River Update – August 29 at 1:00 pm

The National Weather Service has just changed the expected crest level to 57.5′ at the Richmond gauge. This is below the previous estimate of 59′. We are expecting the County to issue this change shortly. Please follow the Fort Bend County OEM website for river updates as it is difficult for forecasters to predict the Brazos River forces with certainty.

Some roads in our MUD are still impassable.

Our pumps are in full operations and are pumping water out as quickly as they can. We need more breaks in rainfall to allow our pump systems to get ahead of this rainfall.

If the Brazos River does not exceed the new forecast of 57.5′ our levee and the precautions we have taken should mean our levee should not overtop. But we cannot predict the river level with certainty. But this lower projection is really good news.

Our certified divers are still working to place the 2 plugs in the outside detention pond. Water has slowed down coming through that leak due to the one plug we were able to get in the larger inlet last. We will update if we are able to get the other plugs in.

Here is a link for helpful tips for finding out road conditions.  http://static.drivetexas.org/?from=timeline&isappinstalled=0#8/31.431/-96.012

Also Fort Bend County has driving and road info out on its website.

District Update – August 29 at 9:15am

We hope everyone is safe inside your home or hopefully at a location outside the MUD. Last night, we were able to get a plug in the largest (60″) of the 3 pipes from the detention pond outside the levee that was allowing flood water from Oyster Creek into our system.  That slowed down the entrance of flood water from Oyster Creek. We are heading out this morning with our certified dive team who battled the conditions to make it to us to try to install two more plugs to cover the other smaller two pipes. Our stormwater pump stations are pumping and we are trying to keep up with the amount of rainfall. The Brazos River is still rising. The National Weather Service forecasts show the Brazos to crest at 59′ on Thursday morning. According to the Pecan Grove Baptist Church they are full of evacuees and cannot accept more. A list of shelters can be found on the Fort Bend County OEM website.

Emergency Shelters for Fort Bend County Residents

Shelters are opened in Fort Bend County to help support evacuees as conditions warrant. This list will be updated regularly as shelter statuses change.  The current shelter list is listed below and updated constantly on http://fbcoem.org.

Shelters Not Allowing Pets :

  • Red Cross Shelter at the George R. Brown, 1001 Avenida de La Americas Houston
  • Contact: 1-800-733-2767

Shelters Accepting Pets*:

  • Gallery Furniture, 6006 North Freeway, Houston, TX
  • Contact Information: 713-694-5570
  • Gallery Furniture, 7227 W. Grand Parkway  South., Richmond, TX
  • Contact Information: 281-407-7161
  • Red Cross Shelter at B.F. Terry High School 5500 Avenue N. Rosenberg, TX

*Please bring food, medicine, and crates for your pets.

Shelters outside Fort Bend County

For persons who are looking for Red Cross shelter locations outside Fort Bend County you can find a listing on the Red Cross Shelters Website.

Austin:

  • LB Johnson High School – 7309 Lazy Creek Dr, Austin, TX 78724
  • 956-473-5100
  • Tony Burger Activity Center – 3200 Jones Rd, Austin, TX 78745
  • 512-414-1050

Bastrop:

  • First United Methodist Church – 1201 Main St, Bastrop, TX 78602
  • 512-21-2201

La Grange:

  • 2nd Baptist Church – 1010 N Von Minden St, La Grange, TX 78945
  • 979-968-5953

Luling:

  • Luling Civic Center – 333 E Austin St, Luling, TX 78648
  • 830-875-2411

Sequin:

  • Victoria Christian Center – 735 E Kingsbury St, Seguin, TX 78155
  • 830-401-0848

New Braunfels:

  • NB 9th Grade Center – 659 S Guenther Ave, New Braunfels, TX 78130
  • 830-643-5700
  • Church Middle School – 1275 I-35BL, New Braunfels, TX 78130
  • 830-221-2800

Universal City:

  • New Life Fellowship Church – 11225 E Loop 1604 N, Universal City, TX 78148
  • 210-945-8098

Dallas:

  • Tommie N. Allen Recreation Center – 7071 Bonnie View Rd, Dallas, TX 75241
  • 214-647-0986
  • Samuell Grand Recreation Center – 6200 E Grand Ave, Dallas, TX 75223
  • 214-670-1383
  • Walnut Hill Recreation Center – 10011 Midway Rd, Dallas, TX 75229
  • 214-670-7112

Houston:

  • George R Brown convention Center – 1001 Avanida De Las Americans Houston, TX 77010
  • 73-853-8000

Huntsville:

  • Walker County Storm Shelter – 455 State Hwy 75 N, Huntsville, TX 77320
  • Huntsville High School – 515 Farm to Market Rd 2821, Huntsville, TX 77320

For a list of evacuations within Fort Bend County, view the Fort Bend County Emergency Evacuations page.