Emergency Operations Update – Tropical Storm Nicholas

8:29 AM

Fort Bend County Levee Improvement District No. 15 (LID 15) is actively monitoring Tropical Storm Nicholas in the Gulf of Mexico.  The latest forecast and information from the National Weather Service is included below.  The probable path of Tropical Storm Nicholas includes LID 15, with a 50-60% probability of tropical storm force winds of 39 mph.   The District is currently forecasted to receive 5-10 inches of rain.  Fortunately, the Brazos River is 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