Oyster Creek & Brazos River
Due to the immense rainfall the region received in the past few days, numerous area rivers, creeks and bayous including Brazos River and Oyster Creek remain elevated. As such, a portion of the Edible Arbor Trail and Mosley Park is closed due to high water.
In addition, a Flood Warning has been extended until late Sunday, May 12 for the Brazos River at Richmond. As of today, Wednesday, May 8 at 3:15 p.m., the Brazos River at Richmond is at 47.06 feet which is in minor flood stage. MCTX Emergency Management officials are tracking all weather developments and working with regional partners in monitoring the river levels.
In the meantime, residents are encouraged to stay away from the high waterways, to take precautions if necessary, to monitor local weather reports before travelling around the area and to sign up for emergency alerts on www.MissouriCityReady.com and Twitter—@MissouriCityEM.
The National Weather Service predicts additional showers/thunderstorms that may even accompany tornadoes or strong damaging winds, hail and street flooding later this afternoon (Wednesday, May 8) and tonight.Additional strong storms are expected from Thursday and into the weekend. Damaging winds, hail, and isolated tornadoes will also be possible during this time frame.
Due to the forecasted inclement weather, the Barbeque Cook-Off event that was planned for Friday, May 10 as part of Public Service Recognition Week for City employees has been postponed.
As such, all City offices will be open for regular business hours on Friday.
Also, given the interest in the third annual Mother’s Day Cake Decorating event, it will take place as scheduled on Saturday, May 11 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Community Center, 1522 Texas Pkwy. View details: http://bit.ly/2DXGZt3.
Watch the City’s citizen communication tools for updates.
Additionally, keep the streets clear of vehicles/debris to allow safe passage for our Public Safety and Public Works vehicles, keep the drainage system clean and protect your vehicle. Avoid traveling through flooded areas, and remember: Turn Around, Don’t Drown.
City staff will be monitoring all roadway conditions. If there are areas of concern in your community, please call 281.403.8700. 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, please watch the City websites: www.missouricitytx.gov and www.missouricityready.com , like us on Facebook—fb/MissouriCityTX, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat—@MissouriCityTX and Nextdoor, watch Missouri City Television (Ch. 16 on Comcast and Ch. 99 on AT&T U-verse) or download the MCTX Mobile app (available for free in Google Play and the Apple app store).