Weekly Brazos River Outlook / FBC HMP Assistance Needed / HGAC CDBG-MIT Public Comment – Mar 28, 2023

Currently, the Brazos River in Richmond is at Gage Elevation 8.6 feet. The NWS forecast includes the possibility of showers and thunderstorms tonight which will bring a couple of cooler days to the Houston Region. The overnight threats include large hail, localized rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches, gusty winds, and frequent lighting. The rainfall could occur over short duration which can produce minor street flooding. The remainder of the week should consist of mostly sunny to mostly cloudy skies with low rain chances. The 7-Day Quantitative Precipitation Forecast (QPF) is showing the lower Brazos River Watershed receiving between ½ to 1 inch of rainfall over the next 7 days. The majority of this rainfall could occur Monday night into Tuesday morning. Based on the current forecast, no flooding due to the Brazos River through Fort Bend County is anticipated.

Please note, forecasts and conditions can change. Everyone is encouraged to stay weather aware by following their favorite local weather source, including the National Weather Service 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.

See the attached Flood Risk Report.

Fort Bend County HMP Update

Fort Bend County is updating its Hazard Mitigation Plan, and they are looking for your input! If you live or work in Fort Bend County, they would appreciate your contribution to help them better understand the hazards that impact our community. Take a few minutes to complete the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FortBendHMPPublic

Houston-Galveston Area Council CDBG-MIT Public Comment

The Houston-Galveston Area Council, in partnership with several local governments, will apply to the Texas General Land Office for approval to fund a selection of regional priority projects under a $62,000,200 allocation of Community Development Block Grant – Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) funds established by the approved Method of Distribution for Regional Mitigation Program funding for the Houston-Galveston region. H-GAC is seeking public comment on these applications. Public comments will be accepted from noon on March 21, 2023, to noon on April 3, 2023.

If funded, these projects will help enhance storm resilience and recovery for local communities. Project Brazos is a major project included in H-GAC’s Application.

More details about this project, including scope of work, budget, and beneficiaries, are available online. To provide comment, please visit the website at https://www.h-gac.com/community-development-block-grant-mitigation-funds, leave a voice mail at 877-442-2777, or send an email to CDBGMitigation@h-gac.com.