UPDATE: An areal flood warning is in effect for the region until 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 8; please watch the City’s websites and social media outlets for future updates. Residents are also advised to monitor local media prior to your morning commutes as some streets, underpasses as well as other drainage areas and low lying spots might still have water.
UPDATE: The flash flood warning for the region has been extended again until 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 8; please watch the City’s websites and social media outlets for future updates.
Also, Fort Bend County judge KP George has issued a Disaster Declaration for flash flooding and potential Brazos River flooding. Learn more
UPDATE: The flash flood warning for the region has been extended again until 11:15 p.m. today—May 7; please watch the City’s websites and social media outlets for future updates.
Few high water areas reported in Missouri City are below:
- Lexington from Bluestone to Brightwater
- Cartwright and Murphy
- Bluestone and Forest Leaf
- Lexington and FM 1092
- Some areas on McLain
- Some areas on Gregory
- Independence from 5th Street to FM 1092
- Some areas on Cartwright Road
UPDATE: The flash flood warning for the region has been extended again until 10:30 p.m. today—May 7; please watch the City’s websites and social media outlets for future updates.
UPDATE: The flash flood warning for the region is extended until 8:15 p.m. today—May 7; please watch the City’s websites and social media outlets for future updates.
The National Weather Service predicts widespread showers and thunderstorms from this afternoon (Tuesday, May 7) until Thursday, May 9 in the Southeast Texas region including Missouri City. The storms may even accompany tornadoes or strong damaging winds, hail and street flooding. Additional rain is also expected Friday and into the weekend.
Due to the recent rainfall in the region, numerous area rivers, creeks and bayous including Brazos River and Oyster Creek remains elevated. This additional rain could contribute to the rapid rise in Oyster Creek in Missouri City and may leave a portion of the Edible Arbor Trail inaccessible.
Residents are encouraged to take precautions if necessary and monitor local weather reports before travelling around the area and sign up for emergency alerts on www.MissouriCityReady.com and Twitter—@MissouriCityEM.
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 (readyharris.org); 713.881.3100; the Harris County Office of Emergency Management’s official website.
- Enable Fort Bend (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 website: www.missouricitytx.gov, 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).