Weather experts expect the possibility of heavy rainfall beginning Sunday and extending into mid week. The National Weather Service says a tropical system currently expected to remain well south of us could still result in rainfall totals of 3 to 8 inches for this region with the possibility of 2 to 3 inches of rain per hour at times. The Brazos River is expected to remain below flood stage, but this city should expect the possibility of street flooding should we receive excessive rainfall in a short period of time. You know the drill – avoid parking on streets, secure loose items around homes and HELP US KEEP STORM DRAINS CLEAR. The City of Sugar Land recently launched an Integrated Stormwater Management Model (ISWMM) map, an informational tool that provides real-time street flooding information during storms. Combined with other tools like interactive local flood gauges, their real-time traffic website and their emergency alert system, you have information at your fingertips to make informed decisions to protect your family and property.
The City emergency planners are working with city staff to maintain situational awareness and prepare for hazardous conditions. They are also maintaining close coordination with their flood control partners, including Levee Improvement Districts responsible for maintaining flood gates and operating pumps. As a reminder, we remain in the height of hurricane season, so remain vigilant and stay prepared! Visit www.sugarlandtx.gov/ 105/Emergency-Manage ment for emergency planning resources.