- Flash Flood Warning for… Northeastern Brazoria County in southeastern Texas… Northeastern Fort Bend County in southeastern Texas… Northwestern Galveston County in southeastern Texas… Southwestern Harris County in southeastern Texas…
- Until 1130 PM CDT.
- At 827 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. Between 2 and 4 inches of rain have fallen. Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly.
- Some locations that will experience flash flooding include… Southwestern Pasadena, Pearland, League City, Sugar Land, Missouri City, Texas City, Friendswood, Alvin, Dickinson, Stafford, South Houston, Bellaire, West University Place, La Marque, Katy, Santa Fe, Seabrook, Richmond, Webster and Manvel.
Flash Flood Watch
AUSTIN-BRAZORIA ISLANDS-CHAMBERS-COASTAL BRAZORIA- COASTAL GALVESTON-COASTAL HARRIS-COASTAL JACKSONCOASTAL
MATAGORDA-COLORADO-FORT BEND- GALVESTON ISLAND AND BOLIVAR PENINSULA-INLAND BRAZORIA- INLAND
GALVESTON-INLAND HARRIS-INLAND JACKSON-INLAND MATAGORDA- MATAGORDA ISLANDS-MONTGOMERY-NORTHERN
LIBERTY-SOUTHERN LIBERTY- WALLER-WHARTON- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF ALVIN, ANAHUAC, ANGLETON, BAY CITY,
BAYTOWN, BELLVILLE, BROOKSHIRE, CLEVELAND, CLUTE, COLUMBUS, CONROE, DAYTON, DEVERS, DICKINSON, EAGLE LAKE,
EDNA, EL CAMPO, FIRST COLONY, FREEPORT, FRIENDSWOOD, GALVESTON, GANADO, HEMPSTEAD, HOUSTON, LA MARQUE,
LAKE JACKSON, LEAGUE CITY, LIBERTY, MISSION BEND, MISSOURI CITY, MONT BELVIEU, OLD RIVER-WINFREE, PALACIOS,
PASADENA, PEARLAND, PECAN GROVE, PRAIRIE VIEW, ROSENBERG, SEALY, STOWELL, SUGAR LAND, SURFSIDE BEACH, TEXAS
CITY, THE WOODLANDS, WALLER, WEIMAR, WHARTON, AND WINNIE 428 PM CDT SAT SEP 19 2020
…FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING…
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HOUSTON/GALVESTON HAS ISSUED A
* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS AND SOUTHEAST TEXAS…INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING
COUNTIES…IN SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS…COASTAL JACKSON AND INLAND JACKSON. IN SOUTHEAST TEXAS…AUSTIN…BRAZORIA
ISLANDS…CHAMBERS… COASTAL BRAZORIA…COASTAL GALVESTON…COASTAL HARRIS… COASTAL
MATAGORDA…COLORADO…FORT BEND…GALVESTON ISLAND AND BOLIVAR PENINSULA…INLAND BRAZORIA…INLAND
GALVESTON… INLAND HARRIS…INLAND MATAGORDA…MATAGORDA ISLANDS… MONTGOMERY…NORTHERN
LIBERTY…SOUTHERN LIBERTY…WALLER AND WHARTON.
* FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING
* PROLONGED HEAVY RAINFALL FROM TROPICAL STORM BETA WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO PRODUCE UP TO 20 INCHES OF
RAINFALL ALONG THE COAST AND AROUND 8-12 INCHES INLAND.
* THIS PROLONGED PERIOD OF RAINFALL WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO PRODUCE LIFE THREATENING STREET AND
Fort Bend County, Texas – On Monday, May 6, 2019, a rain system moved over Fort Bend County, leading to Flash Flood Warnings as the Brazos River began to rise. On Tuesday, rainfall rates began to exceed forecast levels, so the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) moved to Readiness Level III (Increased Readiness), and issued a county Disaster Declaration in anticipation of continued heavy rainfall throughout the week. By Wednesday morning, flooding had occurred in low-lying areas of the county.
On Thursday, after monitoring weather conditions and river level projections, the County increased operations to Readiness Level II (Escalated Response Conditions). By Friday, May 10, over 12 inches of rain had fallen in Fort Bend County. Several roads and schools closed within the county. The Brazos River crested Friday near 48 feet, and the San Bernard River is still experiencing moderate flooding.
On Saturday afternoon, conditions had improved sufficiently to allow the Emergency Operations Center to return to Readiness Level III and demobilize additional resources in the Joint Information Center. Fort Bend County Homeland Security & Emergency Management staff will continue to monitor weather and river conditions throughout the weekend and keep county residents updated on any new developments.
If you have suffered any impacts from this storm system, see our page on Immediate Disaster Recovery on the Fort Bend County Homeland Security & Emergency Management website: https://fbcoem.org/recover/.
The Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue has been assisting Fort Bend County in flying sUAS over flooded areas along the Brazos River.
Click on the pins below to see the 360-degree imagery gathered from their efforts.
The Office of Emergency Management, the Fort Bend County Drainage District, and the Fire Marshal’s Office have been gathering images and videos and publishing annotated versions of the videos on YouTube for the public to view as well, like the one below, filmed yesterday and published this morning:
For more videos from the Office of Emergency Management, see our YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/fbcoem
As the Brazos River continues to rise for the southern portion of Fort Bend County, some roads in the Needville area may become impassable. Residents should use detours as needed. The flooding in the following areas is limited to streets and will not affect homes:
- Cow Creek Road
- Charlie Meyer Rd. at Turkey Creek
- River Oaks in Pecan Bend
These roads should become impassable as the river rises and the water makes its way into those areas.