UPDATE: The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch through Friday, June 3 at 7 p.m. Governor Greg Abbott has also 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. Greg 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.”
To read Governor Abbott’s disaster declaration, click here.
The State Operations Center continues to coordinate with the National Weather Service and their West Gulf River Forecast Center to monitor river conditions. The SOC also continues to coordinate with the Texas Emergency Management Council and is providing state resources and assistance to local leaders as requested.
The Brazos River has reached a level of 54.71 feet. Missouri City residents can expect water levels to rise throughout the evening and to see additional street flooding. Area rainfall today and throughout the rest of the week will impact the rate of water level recession.
Early voting for City Council At Large Position 2 is still available at the Quail Valley Fund Office, 3603 Glenn Lakes Lane. Residents can take alternate routes via West Creek Club Drive and Ridgeview Drive to get to the poll. Find out more information about early voting here: bit.ly/10ueztw.
Quail Valley Golf Course is closed to play today; however, The Grille is open for business.
The National Weather Service previously predicted a 53.5 crest, which has been surpassed. Weather reports are suggesting scattered showers the next few days with a possibility of localized rainfall in some areas. This localized rainfall could cause area flooding as drainage areas are full and the ground is saturated.
Missouri City officials have held conference calls with the Texas State Emergency Operations Center and the Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management to continue coordination of Emergency Management response to the Brazos River flooding.
Due to high-water levels, the following roads are currently closed:
- Covey Trail; the eastern portion of the road is impassable
- Hampton Dr. at Elms Ct. and Cobleskill Ct.
- Robinson Road at Robinson Court is impassible
- Boca Court at Kiamesha; Limited access available
- Boca Raton at Kiamesha; Limited access available
- Kiamesha at Panorama Drive; Limited access available
- Glen Echo at Robinson Road; Limited access available
- Glenn Lakes Lane extended from Ridgeview Drive to West Creek Club Dr.; limited access available
- McKeever Road between Sienna Parkway and Steep Bank Trace
- Plum Brook Lane in Quail Valley; residents who reside on the street will be allowed entry.
- Ridgeview Drive at Hampton Drive; residents who reside on the street will be allowed entry.
- Ridgeview Drive at Rolling Green Lane; 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.
“During the next 12 – 24 hours, as the cresting of the Brazos River makes its way south, residents can expect to see street flooding along Sienna Parkway from the Fort Bend Toll Road to McKeever Road,” said Emergency Management Coordinator Jaime Ponce De Leon.
Citizens are encouraged to be cautious about high water on neighborhood streets and potential damage to their personal property. During periods of flooding, motorists are reminded when encountering water 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, the City’s official emergency management website, tune into 1690 AM, follow us @MissouriCityEM and @MissouriCityTX on Twitter, visit www.missouricitytx.gov and watch Missouri City Television (Ch. 16 on Comcast and Ch. 99 on AT&T U-verse).