Fort Bend County Levee Improvement District No. 2 (FBCLID 2) is actively monitoring tropical activity in the Gulf of Mexico. The FBCLID 2 pump stations have been tested and operators are on stand-by to run the pumps, if needed. Fortunately, the Brazos River and Ditch H are at low levels that do not impact drainage inside the FBCLID 2 levee. The latest forecast and information from the National Weather Service is included below:
The National Hurricane Center is forecasting a 70% chance of tropical development over the next two days as this system moves northwest Thursday and Friday. Regardless of development, increasing winds and seas across the Upper Texas Coastal waters should begin on Thursday and the threat of heavy rainfall spreads into Southeast Texas Friday through Sunday.
FBCLID 2 recently launched a new Emergency Operations Website. The webpage continually streams live information about rainfall and water levels in the area. All the information is intended to increase awareness during emergencies and help inform decision-making for residents.
FBCLID2.com/emergency features include:
- Live graphic of levee operations
- 24-hour rainfall total
- Ditch water levels inside and outside the levee
- Brazos River Forecast (if flood stages are predicted)
- Pump Station operations
- Rainfall & stream gauges
- Live camera views with hourly updates
- Links to City of Sugar Land and Fort Bend County Emergency Management
Residents are encouraged to sign up for email and text alerts through the District’s website to stay up-to-date on the latest news.