Imelda 9:30 AM Update

Imelda continues to produce severe flooding in the east and northeastern portions of the region with rainfall totals over the past 24 hours hitting over 20 inches. In Fort Bend County, our rainfall totals have come in less than anticipated. Over the past 48 hours, the peak rainfall across the County was around 4 inches in the Sugar Land Area with the majority of the County receiving on average between 0.5 to 1.5 inches.
Significant rainfall is continuing to fall in the northeast part of our region. Based on the forecasts, we could continue to see additional rain move through the entire region brining an additional 1 to 2 inches in portions of Fort Bend County. This morning the rain has picked up in the lower Brazos River Watershed, south of Bryan/College Station to Hempstead. Similar to Fort Bend County, the lower Brazos River Watershed could see 1 to 3 inches over the next 24 hours. With the possible precipitation, the WGRFC has updated their forecasts for the Brazos River, which currently shows gages from Hempstead to Richmond staying below Action Stage. Until this system completely moves out of the region, we will continue to monitor the conditions and provide updates if needed.