Katy Emergency Advisories - FORT BEND COUNTY


POSTED 9:25 AM

Here are a few important advisories, alerts and notes from Harris County.

FORT BEND COUNTY ROAD CLOSURES (CLICK)

Most of the roads marked impassable are marked such because conditions are dangerous. DO NOT DRIVE AROUND BARRICADES (EVEN IF THERE IS NO WATER VISIBLE ON ROADWAY) OR DRIVE OR WADE INTO FLOODED ROADWAYS.

FLASH FLOOD WARNING

For Fort Bend County in effect today until 10:45 AM.

TOLLS HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED

Stay off all feeder roads. Tolls have been suspended so if you MUST drive, stay off feeder roads.

HIGH WATER AT S. MASON AND S. FRY

Avoid this area! Do not drive through water.

HIGH WATER AT FM 1093 FROM PEAK TO S. MASON RD.

Please use alternate route.

ONGOING TORNADO ALERTS

There have been many tornado alerts threatening the Fort Bend County areas. Here are Fort Bend County's links for INDOOR tornado safety and OUTDOOR tornado safety.

CANYON GATE RESIDENTS ON HIGH ALERT

Judge Robert Hebert has issued an advisory for Fort Bend residents in and near the Barker Reservoir in northeast Fort Bend County.

“At the time of this release, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers forecasts that the water elevation within the Barker Reservoir will reach record levels,” said County Judge Hebert. “This level would exceed last year’s Tax Day flood event by several feet. We are clearly very concerned with the potential additional rainfall tonight that could push the reservoir level higher and our Office of Emergency Management will be constantly monitoring these levels during the next 24 hours.”

Local residents are advised that when the elevation of the water reaches 95 feet in the reservoir, water will then begin to flow out of government land into the Cinco Ranch / Canyon Gate areas located within its western boundaries. This escaped flow will immediately begin to impact local roadways and private property. If Harvey produces at or above NWS forecasted rainfall amounts tonight and early Sunday, many streets will become impassable and the water will begin to threaten several thousand homes as it advances past the reservoir boundaries.

Judge Hebert stated: "Harvey continues to batter our county with its power. The potential rainfall in the next 18 hours could have long-lasting effects on the surrounding community, with water levels remaining at high levels for up to a month. We will work closely with our local law enforcement and the Army Corps of Engineers as we watch these developments.”

Call OEM at 281-342-6185 with questions.

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