Brazos River Update – September 1st at 6:30am

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.

Brazos River Update – August 31st at 6:30pm

Although Fort Bend County has not yet formally announced, the National Weather Service has revised the Brazos River crest DOWNWARD slightly from 56′ to 55.7′ at the Richmond Gauge.  Any amount of lower inches is helpful.

Our pumps are continuing to run full time and are managing the storm water for now.

On the fbcoem.org website, there is announced a press conference at 6:30 pm tonight. Please tune in to local stations tonight to see if there is coverage for updated information from Fort Bend County Judge Hebert.

https://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=hgx&gage=rmot2

County Judge Issues Curfew Order for Unincorporated Fort Bend County

FORT BEND COUNTY, TX  August 30, 2017  10:00 PM

For Immediate Release

In response to requests from Fort Bend County law enforcement officials, Judge Bob Hebert has issued a curfew order for unincorporated areas of Fort Bend County. This curfew will be in effect beginning 12:01 August 31, 2017 and will be in force until 6:00 AM on September 6.

The curfew states that the only people who may remain in or travel around on both public and private property are:

  • Law Enforcement Personnel
  • People authorized by the County Judge to assist in the protection of the health, safety, or welfare of the public
  • Owners of the property in which they are found during curfew hours
  • A person who remains or travels upon private property which is owned by him or upon which the person has been invited

This order will take effect immediately.

“This curfew,” said Judge Hebert, “is being put into effect for the safety of people in the unincorporated areas of Fort Bend County. The safety of our citizens outweighs the temporary inconvenience that results from this curfew. We want you to be safe as we face Harvey’s challenges together”.