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Flooding anticipated on Red Bird Lane

As of May 6, 2019 at 3:00 pm, the Brazos River at Richmond is predicted to rise to 47.2 feet between Thursday (May 9th) and Friday (May 10th) and begin to subside thereafter, according to the National Weather Service - Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Chart located here: https://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php…

This prediction can, and will change often, please refer to the above link for more information.

What does this mean for Fulshear?

Historically if the Brazos River at Richmond reports a rise of the Brazos River to 41.4, then Red Bird Lane will begin to see water cross over it's lanes and could cause the street to become flooded and impassable. Residents on Country Lane and Shady Lane should take note and monitor accordingly as this is the access to these streets. We encourage residents to stay informed and pay attention to local forecasts. Preparedness is always key, so please take a moment to review your family’s emergency plan. Historically, neighbors living in the affected section will park their vehicles out of the area in order to have access to transportation.

In addition to rising levels along the Brazos River we are also watching the potential for additional rainfall over the next 7 days. Based on the current long range forecast, we should get a break from the rain with sunny to partly cloudy skies through Monday. However, starting late Monday or Tuesday we could see the rain return taking us through next weekend. The heaviest rainfall is currently shown to our east; however, we could see much of the Brazos River watershed receive another 2 to 4 inches over the next 7 days.

We will be monitoring this situation closely and update frequently and accordingly.