UPDATE Aug. 26 10:30 p.m.:
Tropical Storm Warning for Fort Bend County is now cancelled.
UPDATES Aug. 25 3 p.m.:
Hurricane Laura is expected to make landfall as a major hurricane (category 3) late Wednesday (Aug. 26) and early Thursday (Aug. 27). As of 10 a.m. today, a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Missouri City. Residents encouraged to stay prepared and follow the official emergency communication outlets for the latest updates.
Fort Bend is designated as a “Pass Through” county for evacuations. Thus, coastal communities that are part of today’s voluntary evacuations, could be passing through State Highway 6 and there could be increased traffic. In addition, to support with any evacuations, all tolls in the area are waived until Friday, Aug. 28.
Fort Bend Independent School District is closing their facilities and cancelling online classes for Wednesday and Thursday.
Southeast Texas is preparing for consecutive storms in the coming days. Tropical Storm Marco is projected to cross the region between Tuesday (Aug. 25) night and Wednesday (Aug. 26) morning. The current track shows Marco decreasing to a Tropical Depression by the time it reaches the area.
Tropical Storm Laura is expected to become a hurricane when it makes landfall over the Texas/Louisiana border between Wednesday (Aug. 26) night and Thursday (Aug. 27) morning.
Missouri City is on the edge of both current cones for Marco and Laura, and the trajectory is subject to change. Marco is expected to bring rain to the area. However, Laura is expected to bring rain and strong winds with possible flash flooding.
To be properly prepared for inclement weather, residents should:
- Have food, water and medicine for each member of the house for minimum of three days
- Remember to include essential COVID-19 supplies like masks, hand sanitizers etc.
- Know any possible evacuation plans
- Keep important documents nearby
- Follow the City’s official emergency management outlets: www.missouricityready.com and www.twitter.com/MissouriCityEM
City staff will closely monitor updates from the National Weather Service and the National Hurricane Center, and will also monitor roadway conditions throughout the City. If you experience high water or flooding, please call 281.403.8700.
Residents are discouraged to drive through high water areas, and remember: Turn Around, Don’t Drown.