Currently, the Brazos River water level is at 54.51 feet. Meteorologists predict “a slow moving storm system [is bringing] rounds of showers and thunderstorms to the region today through Saturday.” And, the National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Watch until 7 p.m. today (Friday, June 3).
Missouri City Office of Emergency Management officials are closely monitoring forecasts, waterway levels and road conditions. Due to high-water levels that have saturated the area this week, officials have closed the following roads to through traffic:
- FM 1092 at Covey Trail
- Hampton Drive from Ridgeview to West Creek Club Drive; residents on Oyster Cove Drive will be allowed to exit west-bound on Hampton Drive.
- Glenn Lakes Lane from Highway 6 to West Creek Club Drive
- Ridgeview Drive from Hampton Drive to Summit Lane
- Robinson Road at Robinson Court
- Boca Court at Kiamesha Drive
- Boca Raton at Kiamesha Drive
- Kiamesha Drive at Panorama Drive
- Glen Echo Lane at Robinson Road
- McKeever Road between Sienna Parkway and Steep Bank Trace
- Plum Brook Lane; east side is accessible, west side is not. Residents who reside on the street will be allowed entry.
- Thompson Ferry and Hagerson Roads have been barricaded by Fort Bend County due to water on the roadways.
City crews are currently monitoring storm drains on an hourly basis and Staff is continuing to provide updates in real-time to residents via the citizens’ communications tools.
Early voting is still taking place citywide; for a list of polling places, please visit the City website, www.missouricitytx.gov. For questions regarding voting, please contact venues directly.
Quail Valley Golf Course is again closed to play today; The Grille will open for business at 11 a.m.
Residents who participate in the Municipal Solid Waste Program will receive regular pickup service from WCA Waste Corp. Homeowners who have questions regarding pickup of trash or recyclables may contact WCA at 281.403.5800.
Fort Bend Independent School District is operating on its regular schedule today.
Earlier this week, Gov. Greg Abbott declared a State of Disaster for 31 Texas counties, including Fort Bend County.
“As our state continues to face waves of severe weather and potential flooding, it is crucial that Texans remain vigilant and heed warnings and any evacuation notices from local officials in their areas,” said Gov. Abbott. “The State of Texas stands ready to assist all counties affected by severe weather and has dedicated the resources necessary to ensure the safety of those at risk. I would like to thank the first responders who have rescued residents from rising waters and ask all Texans to keep those affected in their thoughts and prayers.”
Given the number of local road closures, citizens are encouraged to be cautious about high water on neighborhood streets and potential damage to their personal property. When encountering water, residents are reminded to: Turn Around Don’t Drown. Also, citizens should avoid parking in the street to allow emergency management and public safety vehicles clear passage.
To receive news and alerts on flood safety, road closures and other emergency management issues in real-time, visit www.missouricityready.com and www.missouricitytx.gov, tune into 1690 AM, follow us @MissouriCityEM and @MissouriCityTX on Twitter, visit and watch Missouri City Television (Ch. 16 on Comcast and Ch. 99 on AT&T U-verse).