Weather Related Update & Resources for Fort Bend County

While we are thankful for the break in rain, this is a long-haul event & we expect the rain to continue into the weekend and potentially early next week. Overly saturated grounds from yesterday’s rainfall means any additional rainfall could be quick to flood once again today. There will be a risk of strong to severe storms today through Friday.

We will continue to provide updates, and encourage you to follow:

  • https://www.facebook.com/CommissionerMeyers/

  • https://www.facebook.com/fbcoem/

  • https://www.facebook.com/judgekpgeorge/

  • https://www.facebook.com/FortBendConstable3/

  • https://www.facebook.com/FortBendCountySheriffsOffice/

As of 12:30 PM on Wednesday, May 8 our key area for concern continues to be for those in the vicinity of the Brazos River. Due to the unexpected amount of heavy rainfall received around Fort Bend County last night, the river predictions have once again changed. The Brazos River at Richmond is now at flood stage level of 46.84 feet. The new prediction for the crest is at 47.2 feet on Friday, May 10, 2019 at 1:00 PM.

For the rest of the precinct, the break in rain has helped with localized flooding, and street flooding, but we ask that all remain weather-aware over the next few days. To help you with that, we’ve pulled together a comprehensive list of resources and links to help you stay informed on what's happening in your area.

Weather Forecasts/Updates:

  • https://origin.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/metwatch/metwatch_mpd_multi.php?md=0208&yr=2019

  • https://www.facebook.com/NWSWestGul

  • https://spacecityweather.com/

  • https://radar.weather.gov/radar.php?rid=hgx

  • https://www.weather.gov/hgx/

Estimated Rainfall:

  • https://www.fbcdd.org/estimated-rainfall-1

  • https://twitter.com/usgs_texasrain/

Traffic/Road Closures:

  • https://traffic.houstontranstar.org/.../roadclosures.aspx...

  • https://twitter.com/hou_roadweather

  • https://twitter.com/FBCTraffic

  • https://drivetexas.org

  • https://www.waze.com/livemap

Barker Reservoir Updates:

  • https://waterdata.usgs.gov/tx/nwis/uv?site_no=08072500

  • https://waterdatafortexas.org/reservoirs/individual/barker

  • https://waterdata.usgs.gov/tx/nwis/uv?site_no=08072500

  • Subscribe to Water Alerts Updates via text/email:

    https://water.usgs.gov/wateralert/subscribe2/?site_no=08072500&parm=00045

Near-Real Time Data for Reservoirs Flood Stage:

  • https://waterdatafortexas.org/reservoirs/flood

  • https://waterdatafortexas.org/reservoirs/municipal/houston

  • https://www.waterdatafortexas.org/reservoirs/statewide

Upstream Reservoir Data:

  • http://www.swf-wc.usace.army.mil/cgi-bin/rcshtml.pl?page=Reports&report=fish

Brazos River:

  • https://www.BrazosBasinNOW.org.

  • https://www.facebook.com/Brazos-River-Authority-

  • https://fbcoem.org/fort-bend-county-waterways-rivers/#brazos

  • https://www.simontontexas.gov/services/pages/flood-resources

Other River Gauges:

  • Major Flooding Forecast:https://www.weather.gov/wgrfc/

  • https://fbcoem.org/fort-bend-county-waterways-rivers/

  • https://www.fbcdd.org/gauges

Local Cities:

If you have an emergency situation please call 911.

Updates for Simonton:

  • https://www.facebook.com/City-of-Simonton-TX

  • https://www.simontontexas.gov/

  • If you need assistance please contact the following:

    • City Administrator: (346) 257-7877

    • City Secretary: (346) 257-7887

    • Mayor: (346) 257-7876

  • Sign up for emergency alerts:

    • https://www.simontontexas.gov/home/pages/emergency-notifications-powered-nixle?fbclid=IwAR0UJMnSWWSXndZIzjmTl_EWCyuismjeuDAwsClJVQJRqJjuI4bZ6Jywxj0

Updates for Fulshear (including Redbird Lane)

  • https://www.facebook.com/CityofFulshear

  • http://www.fulsheartexas.gov/

Updates for Katy:

  • https://www.facebook.com/cityofkaty

Updates for Richmond:

  • http://www.richmondtx.gov

  • https://www.facebook.com/City-of-Richmond-Texas

Updates for Sugar Land:

  • https://www.facebook.com/SugarLandTXgov

  • https://www.opentownhall.com/portals/114/Issue_7497

Updates for City of Weston Lakes:

  • http://cityofwestonlakes-tx.gov/

  • City of Weston Lakes Emergency Management Coordinator:

    • Barrett Shepherd 281-612-3977

PCT 3. Schools & School Districts:

  • https://www.facebook.com/Katy-ISD-113148448705253/

  • https://www.facebook.com/LamarCISD/

  • https://www.facebook.com/FortBendISD/

  • https://www.facebook.com/simontonchristian/

  • https://www.facebook.com/HSAKaty/

Other resources:

  • https://www.fbcdd.org/lids

  • https://www.fbcdd.org/maps