Hurricane Laura Update

Hurricane Laura is expected to make landfall early Thursday morning. Nothing has changed from our readiness report previously concerning Tropical Storm Marco.

Our district retention (the amount of water we can hold in the district) is much higher than the anticipated rainfall. The river levels are below action stage, so if we have to pump water out of the district, we can do so without complication. All pumps (including the portable pumps) are fully operational, fueled up, and ready to perform if needed.

As with all high rain potential events, there may be street ponding or flooding when the storm drains back up. When the rain lessens, the storm sewers will catch up, and any water in the streets will recede. Never drive into high waters.

The current projection has the hurricane landing near the Texas / Louisiana border. We will update this information if the forecast changes.

Upcoming Storm Notice 1 (Expect Bad Weather/General Preparation)

With severe weather expected in our area, Fort Bend County Levee Improvement District No. 15 would like to update you regarding the steps we are taking to protect our community. Currently, all pumps are fully functional (including our portable pumps), and we have full retention available if needed.

The storm is expected to make landfall Tuesday evening; as such, please remove all trash receptacles from the street and avoid parking vehicles in the street until after the event has passed. As you know, our roads act as drainage channels during storm events.

Please be aware that the sewer drains may back up, and street ponding / temporary street flooding is possible in times of torrential downpours. While they will ebb as the rain slows, it is critical that you do not drive into high waters.

If there is an emergency and you need immediate assistance, please call 911.

If conditions change, we will provide updates on the district websiteFacebook page, and, if needed, through emergency texts and emails.

For additional information, visit the City of Sugar Land and the Fort Bend County Emergency Management websites.