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“What Happens When it Rains” Flood Program
Posted on Jun 28th, 2019

Sat Jul 20th instead of Sat Jul 13th
“What Happens When it Rains” Flood Program
  • Sat Jul 20th
  • 10:00 am - Noon
  • FOR Community Center, 20450 CR 510 B
  • Public Invited - FREE
The FOR Environmental Committee presents its third public education program of 2019, “What Happens When It Rains” on Sat Jul 20th. Learn the tools available to you to help you know what to expect when the river floods. No one can predict exactly the height or timing of a flood crest at your house, but you and your neighbors can collectively learn enough to decide when to clear off the dock, pull the boat out, or in extreme cases protect things in the house and move people, pets and vehicles to high ground. 
In order to get the most out of the program, here’s four things you need to know:
First - a reference mark from the last flood on your property, maybe on your boat lift, a tree, the lawn. etc. This is used as a reference in future floods.
Second - the elevation of your lowest occupied floor.. 
Third - the elevation of the lowest point leading from your home to the highway. This may be on your driveway or on the county road two miles away. 
Fourth - if you already haven't, scroll to the bottom of the this page and click on NOAA Hydrological Prediction Service. Just be familiar with how to access it and ready to discuss at the meeting.
Program instructor is Tom Ronayne, a forty-year resident living within the Brazoria County 100 year flood plain, thirty of those years next to the San Bernard. Along the way, he became a Red Raider and acquired a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Texas Tech University.
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