Fort Bend County Homeland Security & Emergency Management is monitoring the rainfall today and has heard reports of road closures and isolated structural flooding in portions of the County near Kendleton and Needville.
The National Weather Service issued a Flood Advisory for western portion of the County this morning due to heavy rainfall. There is also a Flood Warning along San Bernard River due to heavy rainfall amounts causing very rapid rises in river levels. The Flood Warning for the entire region continues through tonight.
Drainage and Rivers
The San Bernard River is rising and the office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management is monitoring with the Fort Bend County Drainage District. Over six inches of rain fell last night along the western border of the County, and the river has risen by almost nine feet over the past four hours. The Brazos River is high but well within it’s banks. Unless the situation changes dramatically, we are not expecting any river impacts along the Brazos at this time. Isolated areas may continue to see drainage systems overwhelmed and see some flash flooding.
The San Bernard river is rising near East Bernard and Boling river gauges. National Weather Service forecasts for over 40 feet in Boling on the afternoon of June 6, which would be significantly higher than last month’s crest. The low-water crossing into the Tierra Grande subdivision will probably flood later today, June 5. The Fort Bend County Emergency Operations Center is watching the river, you should too. Check on family and friends. Take action, stay safe.
More information about the rivers in the County can be found here: https://fbcoem.org/fort-bend-county-waterways-rivers/
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