City of Sugar Land Emergency Operations Update: May 10, 7 a.m.

All streets in Sugar Land are currently clear. Residents should remain alert; however, because another round of storms is nearing our area and expected to generate periods of heavy rain through Saturday. A flash flood warning for our area is in effect until 10:30 a.m.

Depending on the duration and intensity of the next round of storms, residents should plan for the possibility of more street flooding. Residents in areas with previously flooded streets – particular Greatwood and locations south of State Highway 6 in areas such as Colony Park, Austin Park, Colony Bend, Chimney Stone and Settlers Park — should closely monitor weather conditions, be prepared to act quickly and seek higher ground. High-risk people with medical conditions who may not be able to stay in their homes for up to two days should consider leaving if possible in advance of the pending weather.

City crews have been working throughout the city to clear debris and storm drains. Residents are encouraged to help ensure storm drains remain clear. It will be important to help keep storm drains clear, secure loose items around homes, report any missing manhole covers to the city and avoid parking vehicles on streets that flood.

As flood water levels continue to recede in areas affected throughout the city, we are asking residents and HOAs to ensure that irrigation systems are not in use at this time.

Republic Services is experiencing service delays due to inclement weather. Currently, all routine solid waste collection will take place today, however, trucks may be in your area later than usual. Any updates on collection cancellations will be provided as it becomes available.

Greatwood residents, see updates on Best Trash’s collection schedule for today.

We’ve already responded to reports of more than 100 abandoned vehicles since Tuesday. Residents should check nearby areas, as abandoned vehicles were towed to nearby high ground. For additional questions, call 281-275-2020. SLPD works with the following wrecker companies: Royal Wrecker Service at 713-298-8434, Wilcrest Wrecker Service at 281-932-9118, Sugar Land Services at 281-642-3135, Mike’s Wrecker Service at 281-342-0555 and Buenetello Service at 832-278-0060.

Sugar Land Memorial Park, Pawm Springs Dog, Park Brindley Trail, RiverPark Trail, Brazos River Park and the RiverPark Splash Pad are closed until further notices.  Bike to Work and Bike to School Day event will be rescheduled for Friday, May 17.

The Texas Department of Transportation has canceled this weekend’s planned closure of the northbound lanes of U.S. Highway 59 near Williams Trace due to weather.

Any registered 501c3 groups interested in offering assistance to residents impacted by the May 7 rainfall are encouraged to contact the city of Sugar Land Community Engagement office at volunteer@sugarlandtx.gov or 281-275-2401 so we can help connect your group to residents in need.

Once the weather passes and water recedes we will begin placing larvacide tablets in the ditches throughout the City. We will be reviewing the spraying for mosquitoes once the rain passes to assess the need for aerial spraying. If we deem it necessary, we would begin spraying once we have an evening without rain as it is not effective during a rain event.

Check real-time traffic updates at its.sugarlandtx.gov. For questions or concerns, contact at 311@sugarlandtx.gov, using the MySugarLand mobile app, www.sugarlandtx.gov/311 or call 311. Report homes that flooded at www.sugarlandtx.gov/OnlineTownHall.

Solid Waste Collection

Republic Services is experiencing service delays due to inclement weather. Currently, all routine solid waste collection will take place today; however, trucks may be in your area later than usual. Any updates on collection cancellations will be provided as it becomes available.
Greatwood residents, please see updates on Best Trash’s collection schedule for today.

Live-Traffic Website Update

We are aware that the background map for our live-traffic website is down. We are working to restore this feature; however, the tool continues to provide important traffic updates so continue checking its.sugarlandtx.gov for real-time traffic updates. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Volunteer Assistance

Are you a registered 501c3 group offering assistance to residents impacted by the May 7 rainfall? If so, your organization or group is encouraged to contact the city of Sugar Land Community Engagement office at volunteer@sugarlandtx.gov or 281-275-2401 so we can help connect your group to residents in need.