May 2019 Rainfall Event

Recovery Resources

See a list of recovery resources.

Street Sweeping and Mosquito Control Efforts

Sugar Land will increase street sweeping in areas most heavily impacted by last week' s street flooding. This will include Greatwood and areas of First Colony south of State Highway 6. In addition, mosquito spraying will begin on Friday. An additional spraying has been scheduled for May 21. Ditches and storm drains will be treated with Environmental Protection Agency-approved Altosid briquettes. Read more about mosquito control at

Missing Water Meter Lids

During rain events when water ponds on the streets, the lids on top of water meter boxes can float away and be lost. The meter box is usually located in the front of your home. 

If you are missing your meter lid call 311 or 281-275-2900. You can also start a service request through our MySugarLand mobile app or report a concern feature on our website.

Meter boxes with missing lids

Water Meter Box

Reporting a lost garbage or recycling cart

If your cart was lost during the rain event or if you see a cart laying around in your neighborhood, there are several convenient ways to report it:

  1. Start a service request through our MySugarLand mobile app or report a concern feature on our website (choose Solid Waste & Recycling then "Found/Lost Cart")
  2. Call 311 or 281-275-2900
  3. Contact Republic at 713-726-7307 or

Please note that if you are looking for a replacement cart, you will need to include the size of the cart. ( 35, 65, or 95-gallon cart)

View information specific FOR GREATWOOD residents.

Update: May 13

Latest rainfall analysis indicates that Sugar Land received more than 9 inches of rain over a six-hour period on May 7. By comparison, the highest intensity of rainfall during Hurricane Harvey was close to half of this amount throughout that event. City storm drains are functioning normally, but the large amount of rain we received in a short period of time exceeded the capacity of our storm drains.

 No additional reports of structural flooding have been received as of this morning.Report homes that flooded at

If your home was impacted by this rain event and you are in need of assistance, please contact the City of Sugar Land Community Engagement office at or 281-275-2401 so we can help connect you to non-profit services.

Recovery Resources

Fort Bend United Way

Crisis Cleanup is an online database used by local faith-based organizations and disaster relief agencies to coordinate cleanup efforts after a disaster. There are no guarantees for service, but all disaster survivors with cleanup needs are asked to register. Residents who are selected to receive cleanup assistance from a faith-based or disaster relief organizations will receive a call from the organization to schedule a date and time for assistance to be provided.

Residents that need cleanup assistance due to the severe weather and flooding in May 2019 are encouraged to register their home with Crisis Cleanup by calling 844-965-1386.  The Crisis Cleanup line will be open Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, through May 24, 2019.

Red Cross Cleaning kits

Cleanup kits are available for those who are dealing with the effects of water in homes. The kits, provided by the American Red Cross, contain work gloves, rubber gloves, a scrubbing sponge, plastic bags, mop, scrub brush, squeegee, and cleaning and disinfecting solution.

Please contact the City of Sugar Land Community Engagement at or 281-275-2401 and kits will be distributed to you. Kits can also be distributed through your HOA. 


Cleanup Resources and Tips

Additional Information and Safety Tips

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Keep Storm Drains Clear

Please help us keep storm drains clear in between storms passing through our area. If you notice a storm drain that's blocked with debris, please clear the obstruction. It's also important to report missing manhole covers. Should we receive more sustained rainfall, this will help keep our community safe.

Turn Around, Don’t Drown

Flooding is the number one cause of severe weather death. Whether on foot or in a vehicle, stay out of flooded areas. The depth of flood water is often impossible to gauge. Just six inches of moving water is enough to knock a person off their feet; one foot of flood water can sweep vehicles – even large SUVs – from roadways. Play it smart: Turn Around, Don’t Drown.

Check Road Conditions

Use Sugar Land's Real-Time Traffic Conditions Map to check for flooded roads before you head out.

Be Cautious of Wildlife

As the ground saturates and the river rises, keep an eye out for wildlife seeking higher ground. This includes poisonous snakes and other unwanted animals.

If rain or flood waters get into your home

Take steps to prevent mold growth. First, wash surfaces with soap and warm clean water to remove dirt and debris. Next, sanitize surfaces with household bleach. Clean it with a solution of 1 cup household liquid bleach per 5 gallons of water. 


  • Keep children and pets out of the affected area until cleanup has been completed
  • Wear rubber boots, rubber gloves, and goggles during cleanup of affected area.
  • Remove and discard items that cannot be washed and disinfected (such as, mattresses, carpeting, carpet padding, rugs, upholstered furniture, cosmetics, stuffed animals, baby toys, pillows, foam-rubber items, books, wall coverings, and most paper products).
  • Remove and discard drywall and insulation that has been contaminated with sewage or flood waters.
  • Thoroughly clean all hard surfaces (such as flooring, concrete, molding, wood and metal furniture, countertops, appliances, sinks, and other plumbing fixtures) with hot water and laundry or dish detergent.
  • Help the drying process by using fans, air conditioning units, and dehumidifiers.