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Officials Continue to Monitor Brazos River; It Is Expected to Crest Today; Flooding Could Occur Along Sienna Parkway From Toll Road to McKeever

Image courtesy of Missouri City Emergency Management Officials have closed McKeever Road between Sienna Parkway and Steep Bank Trace due to high water levels on and along the roadway.

Image courtesy of Missouri City
Emergency Management Officials have closed McKeever Road between Sienna Parkway and Steep Bank Trace due to high water levels on and along the roadway.

 

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.

 

River levels are expected to crest in Richmond at the predicted 53.5-foot level today. Public Works officials are currently monitoring storm drains in the City on an hourly basis and Staff is continuing to provide updates in real-time to residents via citizens’ communications tools.

 

City Officials are encouraging residents to sign up for updates via MissouriCityReady.com and Twitter.com/MissouriCityEM to receive notifications.

 

The following roads are currently closed:

 

  • 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.

 

“During the next 12 to 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.

 

To alert residents of potential homes flooding in their areas, Mayor Allen Owen issued a “voluntary evacuation order” on Sunday, May 29, and Missouri City Police Officers personally notified homeowners in some subdivisions that the “City is experiencing or is under threat of experiencing flooding resulting from extensive rainfall that has placed the Brazos River into flood stage.”

 

“Safety of the citizens is paramount and we want them to be prepared in advance of any emergency to assure their families and property are protected,” Mayor Owen said.

Homeowners who live in the following subdivisions and on the following streets may be impacted and have been notified:

 

Lake Olympia Subdivisions:

  • Flamingo Island
  • Jade Island
  • Swan Isle

 

Lake Olympia Streets:

  • Chappell Lane
  • Peninsulas Drive
  • Woodlake Lane

 

Quail Valley Streets:

  • Boca Court
  • Covey Trail
  • Kiamesha Drive
  • Tamarisk Lane
  • Thunderbird Street

 

To receive updates and alerts on flood safety and other emergency management issues, visitwww.MissouriCityReady.com, the City’s official emergency management website and tune into1690 AM. News about current flood updates and road closures is available in real-time via@MissouriCityEM on Twitter.

 

For more information about Missouri City, please watch the City website: www.missouricitytx.gov,like us on Facebook—fb/MissouriCityTX, follow us on Twitter and Instagram—@MissouriCityTXand watch Missouri City Television (Ch. 16 on Comcast and Ch. 99 on AT&T U-verse).

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