Officials continue monitoring rise of Brazos River, local roads
UPDATE: The Brazos River has reached a level of 54.61 feet. Missouri City residents can expect water levels to rise throughout the afternoon and to see additional street flooding. Area rainfall later today and throughout the rest of the week will impact the rate of water level recession.
Early voting for City Council At Large Position 2 is still available at the Quail Valley Fund Office, 3603 Glenn Lakes Lane from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Residents can take alternate routes via West Creek Club Drive and Ridgeview Drive to get to the poll. Find out more information about early voting here: bit.ly/10ueztw.
Quail Valley Golf Course is closed to play today; however, The Grille is open for business.
The National Weather Service previously predicted a 53.5 crest, which has been surpassed. Weather reports are suggesting scattered showers the next few days with a possibility of localized rainfall in some areas. This localized rainfall could cause area flooding as drainage areas are full and the ground is saturated.
Missouri City officials have held conference calls with the Texas State Emergency Operations Center and the Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management to continue coordination of Emergency Management response to the Brazos River flooding.
Due to high-water levels, the following roads are currently closed:
- Hampton Dr. at Elms Ct. and Cobleskill Ct.
- Robinson Road at Robinson Court is impassible
- Boca Court at Kiamesha; Limited access available
- Boca Raton at Kiamesha; Limited access available
- Glenn Lakes Lane extended from Ridgeview Drive to West Creek Club Dr.; limited access available
- McKeever Road between Sienna Parkway and Steep Bank Trace
- Plum Brook Lane in Quail Valley; residents who reside on the street will be allowed entry.
- Ridgeview Drive at Hampton Drive; residents who reside on the street will be allowed entry.
- Ridgeview Drive at Rolling Green Lane; residents who reside on the street will be allowed entry.
- Thompson Ferry and Hagerson Roads have been barricaded by Fort Bend County due to water on the roadways.
City crews are currently monitoring storm drains on an hourly basis and Staff is continuing to provide updates in real-time to residents via the citizens’ communications tools.
“During the next 12 – 24 hours, as the cresting of the Brazos River makes its way south, residents can expect to see street flooding along Sienna Parkway from the Fort Bend Toll Road to McKeever Road,” said Emergency Management Coordinator Jaime Ponce De Leon.
Citizens are encouraged to be cautious about high water on neighborhood streets and potential damage to their personal property. During periods of flooding, motorists are reminded when encountering water to: Turn Around Don’t Drown. Also, citizens should avoid parking in the street to allow emergency management and public safety vehicles clear passage.