This weekend is the 2019 Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax Holiday in the State of Texas. You can purchase certain emergency preparation supplies tax free beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, April 27, and ending at midnight on Monday, April 29. There is no limit on the number of qualifying items you can purchase, and you do not need to issue an exemption certificate to claim the exemption. Please visit the Tax’s Comptroller’s Website for more information, including a list of qualifying and excluded supplies. Hurricane Season is just around the corner. Don’t wait until the next storm is in the Gulf before preparing yourself and your family.
The Board, the District Engineer and the Operator have all been in communication about the storm that is approaching late this evening into tomorrow morning. As many of you are aware there is ongoing construction at the pump station. The pump station and generator are fully operational. The prediction is that we will receive 3-6 inches of rain with isolated areas around the area receiving 8-10 inches.
Additional information can be found on Fort Bend Office of Emergency Management about the storm: http://fbcoem.org.
For information on the Brazos River projections please visit: https://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?gage=rmot2&wfo=hgx.
The FCLID2 gage is also up and running on the Harris County FWS website: https://www.harriscountyfws.org.
The Board, Engineer, and Operator will continue to monitor the rainfall and river elevation through the weekend.