The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Central and Southeast Texas including Missouri City from noon today (Friday, Dec. 7), through noon tomorrow (Saturday, Dec. 8).
MCTX Emergency Management staff is closely monitoring NWS forecasts that show the potential for heavy rain, severe thunderstorms, street flooding, cold temperatures, strong winds and possible tornadoes late this afternoon and tomorrow.
As officials here track weather developments, local waterway levels and road conditions, they advise citizens to be cautious about high water on neighborhood streets and should they encounter water to: Turn Around, Don’t Drown. And, residents should avoid parking on the street to allow emergency management and public safety vehicles clear passage.
Additionally, crews are also monitoring City storm drains and Staff will continue to provide weather updates in real-time to residents via the citizens’ communications tools.
The 2018 Runoff Election for Mayor and Council At-Large Position #2 with terms of office from November, 2018 to November, 2020, will still take place citywide tomorrow, Saturday Dec. 8 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
MCTX Fort Bend County voters may vote at any of the following countywide polling locations:
- Elkins High School, 7007 Knights Court
- Hightower High School, 3333 Hurricane Lane
- Hunters Glen Elementary School, 695 Independence Blvd.
- Lake Olympia Marina Clubhouse, 180 Island Blvd.
- Lantern Lane Elementary School, 3323 Mission Valley Dr.
- Lexington Creek Elementary School, 2335 Dulles Ave.
- Missouri City Community Center, 1522 Texas Pkwy.
- Quail Valley Elementary School, 3500 Quail Village Dr.
- Quail Valley Fund Office, 3603 Glenn Lakes Lane
MCTX Harris County voters must vote in their precinct (#506) where registered to vote which is:
- Fondren Park Community Center, 11800 McLain Blvd.
For additional information, please visit the City website: http://bit.ly/2FDjqJ4.
Quail Valley Golf Course, 2880 La Quinta Dr., will make a determination on tee times for tomorrow based on the weather; however, the City Centre and The Grille will be open regular business hours.
The Recreation & Tennis Center, 2701 Cypress Point Dr., will be open regular business hours as well.
Residents who participate in the Municipal Solid Waste Program will receive regular pickup service from WCA Waste Corp. Friday, Dec. 7 and Saturday, Dec. 8. Homeowners who have questions regarding pickup of trash or recyclables may contact WCA directly at 281.403.5800.
“Due to the severe weather predictions and potential flooding, it is critical that residents use caution and heed advisories from local officials,” said City Manager Anthony J. Snipes. “And, we want to assure residents that Missouri City EOC officials are receiving timely weather updates and are prepared to respond and assist citizens should there be a need.”
City officials also stress the importance of keeping a list of informational resources for reference. Recommendations for City residents include:
- Police and Fire Departments: 911 or 281.403.8700
- CenterPoint Energy: 713.207.2222
- American Red Cross – Fort Bend County Branch: 281.342.9480, Greater Houston Branch: 713.526.8300
- Ready Harris (www.readyharris.org); 713.881.3100; the Harris County Office of Emergency Management’s official website.
- Enable Fort Bend (www.enablefortbend.com); 281.238.3514; the agency assists individuals with functional and medical needs during an emergency or disaster.
- MCTV: Comcast Ch. 16; AT&T U-verse Ch. 99
- WQMN – 1690 AM: Emergency advisory radio station
- MCTX Mobile App: Download it in the Apple App store or on Google Play
For updates, residents are encouraged to monitor local weather reports, to watch the City websites: www.MissouriCityReady.com and www.missouricitytx.gov, like us on Facebook—fb/MissouriCityTX, follow us on the Emergency Management Twitter—@MissouriCityEM, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter—@MissouriCityTX and Nextdoor, to watch Missouri City Television (Ch. 16 on Comcast and Ch. 99 on AT&T U-verse) and to call 281.403.8700 to report any high water levels or street flooding.