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April 18 rain event

posted Apr 18, 2016, 11:57 AM by Westbury Civic Club President

To Westbury residents: If you have water in your home or dangerously close to your home could you please report your street and hundred block to the WCC at westburycc@sbcglobal.net. Feel free to include pictures.  Our streets are designed to hold water. But our storm system is designed to keep it out of our homes. There is a meeting April 21st at Westbury High (6PM) hosted by the City to gain input for our storm drainage project that is in the planning stages. I want each of you to know that we are not alone: I had a call before 8am from our Tx State Rep Borris MIles office. Our CM Larry Green called me as the mayor specifically wanted to know what was happening in Westbury.

Much of Houston was hard hit. Brays Bayou left its banks and the neighborhoods along Brays will be hard hit again. .

The two new detention basins along the Willow Waterhole Bayou (WWB) are full and hopefully that will save some of our homes. The WWB is now at 55.44 at Landsdowne which is higher than the April 2013 storm but has not reached the 56.7 of Memorial day. We have had as much rain, but the work the county has done seems to have provided some relief. The other basins at the WW are not full. The WCC office manager just got pictures of all the basins. We will be sharing all this information as well as anything you share here with the City and the County.

It is my belief that improving our city storm sewers will also alleviate flooding. I hope all of you will come out Thursday night.

Stay safe! Prayers for everyone watching the water rise and the rain fall.