The City continues to closely monitor the Brazos River levels, current weather conditions, and localized flooding. According to National Weather Service forecasts at approximately 3 p.m. this afternoon, April 18, 2016, rainfall amounts are expected to lessen, but continue throughout the week. River levels are expected to remain at flood stage throughout the week, and any additional rainfall will have an adverse impact on current flood levels. Residents should continue to actively monitor conditions.
Based on the National Weather Service projections, we currently anticipate Red Bird Lane becoming impassable as soon as midnight tonight. Residents in that area should take the necessary precautions and prepare for a closure of Red Bird Lane to motor vehicles. The current Brazos River projections show the river staying at flood levels for several days and Red Bird Lane is anticipated to be closed during that time.
Even if your property is unaffected, floodwaters can contain numerous hazards. According to the Centers for Disease Control, flood waters and standing waters pose various risks, including infectious diseases, chemical hazards, and injuries. Additionally, critters such as fire ants, snakes, and alligators, all become displaced during floods. Residents should exercise caution when outside, and avoid floodwaters.
For ongoing updates, stay tuned to Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management and the National Weather Service. Periodic updates will be posted on the City’s website as the situation progresses. Please continue to report concerns to the City so we may follow up on them as required.
STAY TUNED TO LOCAL MEDIA, AND THE FOLLOWING RESOURCES FOR ONGOING DETAILS. FOLLOW FULSHEAR PD ON FACEBOOK, AND CHECK THE CITY WEBSITE, AS WELL, FOR LOCAL INFO. IF YOU HAVEN’T SIGNED UP FOR EMERGENCY NOTIFICATIONS, DO SO NOW!
The City of Fulshear is actively monitoring the weather and Brazos River conditions. We are experiencing flooded streets and some downed trees.
We advise individuals to stay at home today, be mindful of your neighbors, and not venture out unless absolutely necessary.
Should evacuations become necessary we will notify individuals affected. We will provide updates here as they become available.
A FLASH FLOOD WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR FULSHEAR UNTIL AT LEAST 1 P.M. FOR FORT BEND COUNTY INCLUDING FULSHEAR.
ROADWAY CONDITIONS ARE HAZARDOUS. IF YOU MUST DRIVE, USE EXTREME CAUTION AND DO NOT ATTEMPT TO PASS IF YOU SEE WATER THE ROAD. TURN AROUND DON'T DROWN!
FULSHEAR POLICE REPORT WATER OVER THE ROAD ON BOIS D'ARC AND SEVERAL STREETS WITHIN CROSS CREEK RANCH.
ALL CITY OF FULSHEAR FACILITIES WILL BE DELAYED IN OPENING UNTIL PASSAGE IS SAFE.