September 20, 2020 7:29 PM
Residents that live in low-lying areas should be prepared to leave their homes should flooding occur. Pack a bag, gather essential items, and pay attention to local creeks.
Are you in a low-lying area? A great resource is available on the City website...
September 22, 2020 2:33 PM
Flood risk remains high in Friendswood
Residents that are located in the 100-year flood plain should be prepared to evacuate if it becomes necessary. If you live in low-lying areas, you are encouraged to stay with family or friends outside of the flood plain until the risk of flooding passes.
As of 1pm today Clear Creek continues to rise and remains out of its banks at all points within the City. We are expecting additional heavy rains this afternoon and evening. The National Weather Service has indicated that an additional 5 to 10 inches of rainfall is expected with an additional 15 inches of rain in isolated areas. As of 1pm the City has already received between 7.28 and 12.28 inches of rainfall, depending on your location within the City.
A great tool is located on the City website to view flood maps within the City: https://bit.ly/3hPNij8. You can also use the FEMA Flood map service to determine if you are in a flood plain: https://msc.fema.gov/portal/search.
The City would like to remind residents of the City’s No Wake Ordinance (Sec 82-110). It is unlawful for any person to operate a motor vehicle or boat on a flooded street in such a manner that causes damage to vehicles or property. You should avoid driving through flood waters, but those in larger vehicles that do drive through water should do so slowly as to avoid creating a wake that can push water into homes or parked vehicles. A violation of this ordinance is a class C misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $2,000.
Link road is closed at the bridge over Clear Creek due to flooding. Please use alternate routes and remember never drive through flood waters, Turn Around Don’t Drown. To view current road conditions in Friendswood go to http://bit.ly/FWDRoadConditions.