Emergency Operations Update – January 25, 2024

LID 2 received more than 4 inches of rain this week, but the forecast dries out beginning Thursday, January 25. Over the weekend, the Brazos River is forecasted to crest at 42.3 feet. Based on the National Weather Service forecast the LID 2 flood gates will close, but restricted gravity drainage through the flood gates is still possible. Fortunately, there is a low possibility of rain over the weekend while the Brazos River is elevated.

However, LID 2 is prepared if the situation changes. The ditches are currently being pumped to the lowest possible level to maximize the amount of storage in the drainage system. The pump stations have been tested and operators are on stand-by over the weekend if needed. LID 2 residents are encouraged to bookmark the Emergency Operations website to receive the latest information: https://www.fbclid2.com/emergency/

During any heavy rain event there may be street ponding or flooding if the storm drains are overwhelmed and back up.  As rainfall decreases, the storm sewers will catch up, and any water in the streets will recede.  Never drive into high water.