Saturday AM Update w/ IMPORTANT Brazos River info for Richmond, Fulshear & Simonton residents

As mentioned in our previous update, we continue to be very concerned about the projections for the Brazos River. This is due to projected rain in our area combined with rain that’s taking place upstream. Folks who live along the river (Richmond, Fulshear and Simonton) or in areas that flooded a year ago because of the river need to be prepared for potential 2016 conditions. This means these residents need to start making preparations for your homes & moving livestock away from the river now. ***This applies to residents who live in the areas impacted from the 2016 floods.***

We will have another update on this in the next hour or so, and you can also find updates pertaining to the Brazos here: www.fbcoem.org https://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=hgx&gage=rmot2

Folks in Pecan Grove.. You are protected by a levee, but may have issues accessing FM 359 from Plantation if the river crests.

We are also watching the bayou levels, and encourage residents who live near Buffalo Bayou to monitor the levels near you. You can find that information here: http://www.fortbendcountytx.gov/index.aspx?page=1045

As of 10 AM Harvey was still a category 1 hurricane centered near Victoria & is continuing to weaken. Forecasts continue to show very slow movement over the next 5 days. As of 9:00 AM Fort Bend received 5-12 inches of rain. We continue to be under a Tropical Storm Warning (even though wind threats are gradually decreasing) & a Flash Flood Watch is in effect for the entire region.

Our main concern for this area over the next several days is the potential for flash flooding, and River & Bayou flooding. We will possibly see some breaks in the rain throughout the day today, but keep in mind this is a marathon, not a sprint & we are looking at significant amounts of rain for our area over the next few days.