Official City Update: Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 6 pm
Throughout the day we have continued to see the flood waters recede. The city is still working on getting the impacted sections of the sewer system back up and running. So, at this time all the evacuation orders are still in place.
HEB is donating cleaning supplies for those effected by the flooding. Anyone needing these supplies may go to the Lake Jackson Recreation Center Friday, September 8, 2017 beginning at 12 pm to 6 pm and Saturday, September 9, 2017 beginning at 8 am until supplies are gone. Â There will also be a tractor trailer truck full of ice we will also be distributing out to those in need.
Lowe's will be distributing their Blue Buckets to those effected by the storm beginning Monday, September 11, 2017 beginning at 7 am until supplies are gone.
The mandatory curfew is still in effect from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Throughout the night we will have additional personnel patrolling the City and keeping their eyes out for any more rising water.
Please continue to follow the updates being posted to the City's website, www.richwoodtx.gov, and on the City's Facebook accounts. If you have any questions, you can call City Hall at (979) 265-2082. We will be staffing the phones at City Hall around the clock throughout the emergency.
Official City Update: Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 11 am
The flood water continues to recede and the city is continuing its pumping operations to help move the water out as quickly as possible.
Roads in Audubon Woods 2 & 3, which includes Cardinal Drive, Eagle Nest Ct, Hummingbird Ct, Gold Finch Ct, Jay Ct, Meadowlark Ct, Blue Jay Ct. and Cardinal Ct, are now open and passable. Highway 2004 from Old Angleton Road to 288B is now open.
All of the roads in Audubon Woods 1 subdivision, while they have seen recession, still remain under water and impassable. We are asking all residents to not enter barricaded streets with vehicles as there is still water on the roads in those areas.
Currently, all evacuation orders remain in place, while city crews work to ensure that the sewer system is operating at full capacity.
Safety assessments have been completed on all commercial areas off of 2004 and 288B and residential areas in the 200 of block of Moore and San Saba. We will continue updates as they are reported back to us.
The city has received a lot of calls from residents asking about their water bills. Due to the storm, there was a delay in sending out the current bill. However, there will be no late fees or penalties for the bills due on September 10.
Please continue to follow the updates being posted to the City’s website, www.richwoodtx.gov, and on the City’s Facebook accounts. If you have any questions, you can call City Hall at (979) 265-2082. We will be staffing the phones at City Hall around the clock throughout the emergency.