Emergency Operations Update – May 8, 2019 at 3:30 PM

The following is a status update for Fort Bend County Levee Improvement District No. 2 (FBCLID2) Emergency Operations:

Heavy rainfall in Sugar Land has resulted in continued street flooding in parts of LID 2, particularly south of State Highway 6 in areas including Colony Bend, Chimney Stone and Settlers Park. Sugar Land received more than 9 inches of rain over a five-hour period. By comparison, the highest intensity of rainfall during Hurricane Harvey was about half of this amount throughout that event. Additional heavy rain is expected from Thursday through Saturday that could contribute to continued street flooding. Residents in these areas should closely monitor weather conditions, be prepared to act quickly and seek higher ground. High-risk people with medical conditions who may not be able to stay in their homes for up to two days should consider leaving, if possible, in advance of the pending weather.

Pump stations continue to pump at capacity and the water levels within FBCLID2 have been pumped down approximately 15” since the highest recorded levels last night/early this morning. The Pump Stations will continue to run at full capacity until the water level has returned to the lowest possible level. FBCLID 2 is bringing in auxiliary pumps to support operations.

It is anticipated major thoroughfares may be passible or dry by midnight tonight if no additional or minimal rainfall is received. The District will continue to post updated information on the website through the duration of this event.

For additional information about FBCLID 2:

For additional information about Emergency Management:

City of Sugar Land Resources

Fort Bend County Resources