To clarify Fort Bend County’s recent post on fbcoem.org that the mandatory evacuation had been changed to voluntary for PORTIONS of Pecan Grove, we want to make sure people know Plantation place is still NOT accessible as the entrance off FM 359 is still under water. When FM 359 water recedes from that intersection, Plantation Place will be changed to voluntary. We apologize for the confusion caused by the county’s post.
The Fort Bend County Commissioner’s Court has special sessions scheduled for Saturday, September 2 and Monday, September 4 at 1:00 p.m. to discuss the impact of the disaster declaration on August 24 as a result of Hurricane Harvey.
Good Morning neighbors.
We have the best news yet – according to the latest updated graphs from the National Weather Service (NWS), the Brazos River appears to have crested at the Richmond gauge at a high of 55.19! This is a still new record, up from last year’s record level of 54.7′. We know projections can still change and we aren’t completely out of the woods until the river level goes way down. But at the new lower projected peak level, our levee system will be able to handle this level.
Our operators have been out and inspected our plugs and pumping and everything appears to be stable. There is no evidence of additional infiltration.
As the water is pumped out, now that the Brazos River appears to have crested, our lake, channel and street ponding levels will return to near normal more quickly.
Thank you to our board members, consultants and operators for their commitment to our safety through this challenging event.
Please continue to check fbcoem.org for the latest official Fort Bend County updates.