Weather Alerts for Fort Bend

Issued by the National Weather Service

       Flood Warning      

Flood Warning  FLOOD WARNING   Flood Warning
FORT BEND

Areas Affected:
Brazoria, TX - Fort Bend, TX - Wharton, TX
Effective: Sun, 7/21 8:01am Updated: Sun, 7/21 8:05am Urgency: Immediate
Expires: Mon, 7/22 2:15am Severity:  Severe  Certainty: Observed

 
Details:
...The Flood Warning is extended for the following rivers in Texas...

San Bernard River near Boling affecting Wharton, Fort Bend and
Brazoria Counties.

For the San Bernard River...including Sweeny, East Bernard, Boling...
Minor flooding is forecast.

* WHAT...Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.

* WHERE...San Bernard River near Boling.

* WHEN...Until late tomorrow morning.

* IMPACTS...At 22.0 feet, Moderate lowland flooding begins upstream
from the gage with significant backwater flooding up Peach Creek
in Wharton County inundating low lying areas. Minor backwater
flooding up Snake Creek in Fort Bend County begins.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...
- At 7:15 AM CDT Sunday the stage was 20.3 feet.
- Bankfull stage is 14.0 feet.
- Recent Activity...The maximum river stage in the 24 hours
ending at 7:15 AM CDT Sunday was 20.7 feet.
- Forecast...The river is expected to fall below flood stage
late this evening and continue falling to 11.4 feet Friday
morning.
- Flood stage is 18.0 feet.
- Flood History...This crest compares to a previous crest of
20.2 feet on 05/31/2007.
- http://www.weather.gov/safety/flood

Information:
Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Motorists should not attempt to drive around barricades or drive
cars through flooded areas.

Additional information is available at www.weather.gov/hgx.

The next statement will be issued late tonight at 215 AM CDT.