Weather Update – 4:30 PM – May 7, 2019

The current Brazos River Projection at Richmond is 45.9 feet peaking Friday morning. The current 3 day precipitation forecast from the WPC is approximately 3-4 inches of rainfall. The heaviest rainfall is expected through the end of week into the weekend. Current precipitation models are showing 7-8 inches of rainfall for the area through Tuesday (7-day forecast) next week. We are continuing to monitor the precipitation projected for the region and forecasted Brazos river elevations. The Board, the District Engineer and the Operator have been in communication about the current status of the river and the rainfall that is expected. As you are aware, construction is still ongoing at the pump station. The sluice gates at the pump station have been closed. The generator and pump station are fully operational and an additional generator is being delivered to the site as backup.

Additional information please visit the Fort Bend Office of Emergency Management and the National Weather Service for updates for the Area.

For current rainfall information and stream elevation at University Boulevard and Alcorn Lake Outfall please visit Harris County Flood Warning System: Alcorn Lake Outfall (FCLID 2).

Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax Holiday

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 Texas 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.