Severe Weather Update – 06/04/2019 @ 8 AM

Although the National Hurricane Center has reduced the development of Invest 91L to a 40% chance over the next 48 hours, this system will bring excess rainfall across the region over then next couple of days. Based on the conditions, the NWS will place our region, including Fort Bend County, in a Flash Flood Watch from 1 AM Wednesday to 7 AM Thursday.

Based on this morning’s forecast, the region could see widespread rainfall amounts between 2 to 4 inches with isolated totals up to 6 inches. Rainfall rates from this storm could reach 2 to 3 inches per hour which can cause rapid street flooding and creek rises in some areas. As stated by the NWS, these forecasts are subject to change due to the environmental conditions throughout the event. We will continue to monitor and provide updates when possible, but we encourage everyone to stay informed through the National Weather Service and Fort Bend County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management as changes in these forecast could occur within a relatively short period of time.

Friday Morning Update

Good Friday morning, Greatwood. This morning we wake up to see that our drainage system was able to handle the rains from last night. We have no new reports of structural flooding and only minor street ponding that quickly dissipated when the rain intensity lessened. The channel and basins are approximately 75% and the pump stations are fully operational in getting the water out of Greatwood.

We are watching the weather this morning but right now but, as of this morning, the forecast is starting to trend in our favor. Of course things can change, so please monitor closely.

The River projections continue to fluctuate based on actual rain fall, but at no point has there been any river projection that our levee could not handle.

Please continue to monitor Fort Bend County OEM, City of Sugar Land, and

Upcoming Rains

As most of you know, the National Weather Service and Fort Bend County are expecting intense rainfalls over the next three days, beginning around 7 p.m. tonight.  Given that we received very heavy rain on Tuesday evening, and flooding occurred, the ground is saturated and any rain will immediately run off into the storm sewers, detention ponds and drainage channels, and then to the 2 pump stations. 
Here are some ways that you can assist and help us drain as efficiently as possible:
  • Bring in any trash cans, bags or other items that could get caught in rising street water. These items can float and block the inlet preventing or restricting any water from entering the storm drains.
  • If you typically have a car parked in the street, consider pulling it up into your driveway as close to your house as possible, or better, into your garage.  Face the engine towards the house.  If unable to pull the car into the driveway, consider asking a neighbor to use any unoccupied space.
  • Be sure to monitor official announcements from Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management (, the City of Sugar Land and the National Weather Service ( for official updates.