Emergency Operations Update for Tropical Storm Ida – August 27, 2021

Fort Bend County Levee Improvement District No. 15 (LID 15) is actively monitoring Tropical Storm Ida in the Gulf of Mexico.  The latest forecast and information from the National Weather Service is included below.  Fortunately, the probable path of Tropical Storm Ida does not include LID 15, and the District is currently forecasted to receive less than 1 inch of rain over the next week.  The Brazos River is also at low levels that do not impact drainage inside the LID 15 levee.  The LID 15 pump stations and portable pumps are exercised monthly, and operators are available to run the pumps, if needed.  Based on the current forecast, the District does not anticipate that the pumps will be operated.

During any heavy rain event there may be street ponding or flooding if the storm drains are overwhelmed and back up.  As rainfall decreases, the storm sewers will catch up, and any water in the streets will recede.  Never drive into high water.

National Hurricane Center
National Weather Service