Tropical Storm Beryl – July 6, 2024

Fort Bend County Levee Improvement District No. 14 is actively monitoring Tropical Storm Beryl in the Gulf of Mexico. The current forecast for the Sugar Land area, including much of the lower Brazos River watershed, is showing widespread rainfall amounts between 5 to 7 inches with the possibility of higher amounts in some areas. During periods of heavy rainfall, there may be instances of street ponding or flooding if storm drains become overwhelmed and back up. As the rainfall subsides, storm sewers will catch up, and water on the streets will gradually recede. It is crucial to avoid driving into high water at any time.

After an extended period of elevated levels along the Brazos River, the river has recede to low enough levels to minimize impacts to the District’s drainage facilities. Based on the current forecast, the District does not foresee the need to operate the pump station; however, the District’s operator remains on standby in case of any changes in the forecast.

Forecasts and conditions can change. Everyone is encouraged to stay weather aware by following their favorite local weather source, including the National Weather Service, the National Hurricane Center, and the West Gulf River Forecast Center. If you have not ready done so, please remember to sign up for Emergency Updates from Fort Bend County.

If residents have any concerns or questions, please contact the District at