5 PM 9/18 UPDATE: The latest forecast from the National Weather Service Office has another 2 to 4 inches of rain coming our way from 7 p.m. tonight through 7 p.m. Thursday night. So far we are averaging over 8 inches of rain over the last few days, though some parts of the city have received more. The City is continuing to monitor the weather. Several City departments, including Streets and Traffic, Stormwater, Police, and Fire have staff on standby ready to assist with street barricades and flooding, debris removal, and any other emergency assistance should the need arise this evening and overnight.
6:30 AM 9/18 UPDATE: The National Weather Service has issued a Flood warning for Clear Creek at 528 and Bay Area Blvd. Both of these locations are now out of bank. Clear Creek at I-45 does not yet have an active warning but we have received word that the creek has hit the top of the bank. Classes are canceled today for all Clear Creek ISD schools.Trash service will operate as normal today, but residents are asked to avoid putting trash bags and cans in or near drainage ditches and channels, and to assist neighbors with removing cans from the street once trash has been picked up.
Due to high water levels, the flowing parks are closed:
- Lynn Gripon park at Countryside with associated Bark Park and Trail alongside the creek
- Heritage Park/Butler Longhorn Museum parking Lot
- Dr. Ned & Fay Dudney Clear Creek Nature Center
- Senior programming this morning at Hometown Heroes Park has been canceled (programs and activities will run as scheduled this afternoon)
City Crews Inspecting Drains
League City Public Works crews are monitoring all areas of the City’s drainage system. This includes visual inspection of inlets, outfalls, gutter lines, and open water courses such as ditches, gullies, and canals. Citizens who observe blockages to any of these are asked to call 311 (between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.) or report their concern via the City’s request tracker at http://www.leaguecity.com/requesttracker.aspx.
What you can do to assist?
League City residents are being asked to survey their property to secure items that could be blown or float into inlets and gutter lines. This will help avoid blockages to inlets and water pathways.
Turn Around Don’t Drown
Residents are also being reminded that during extended periods of heavy rainfall, water levels on a street can quickly rise, and the rate at which water is flowing can quickly change. It only takes 6 inches of water to knock you off your feet. It takes just 12 inches of water to carry off a small car; 18 to 24 inches for larger vehicles. Do not walk or drive into water. When approaching a flooded street, turn around, don’t drown. More than half of the death’s from flooding each year occur in vehicles.