The city of Sugar Land announced that due to inclement weather expected from Tropical Storm Nicholas, city offices closed at 3 p.m. on Sept 13.
Sugar Land Mayor Joe Zimmerman said that Sugar Land is looking at the possibility of receiving up to 14 inches of rain.
"We could receive a very heavy concentration in a short period of time, but the Brazos River is expected to remain below flood stage throughout the event," Zimmerman said.
Zimmerman said the primary threat to Sugar Land will be widespread street flooding and possible power outages.
"We have already taken a number of actions in anticipation of the weather that is expected this afternoon," Zimmerman said. "City crews have fortified city infrastructure, and we are fully staffed and ready to respond as needed."
Zimmerman said the city expects road conditions to deteriorate this afternoon.
"Please plan to be off the road later today. Please stay home and shelter in place until this threat passes. Should you need to leave your home, check local road conditions," Zimmerman said. www.sugarlandtx.gov/tsnicholas, www.sugarlandtx.gov/em