Riverstone Community Assistance & Recovery Efforts (Riverstone CAREs) – September 1st at 1:00pm

Although it may be several more days before homes are fully drained, the LIDs and the HOA are working together to coordinate a recovery task force to assist our residents in need.

Here’s what we’re doing:

  • Setting up recovery supply collection and drop-off.
    • Where:  Riverstone Rec Center (18353 University Blvd., Sugar Land, Texas)
    • When:  now thru 5pm, and continuing daily 9am through 5pm
    • What we need:
      • Masks
      • Work and latex gloves
      • Heavy trash bags (contract bags)
      • Wheelbarrows
      • Fans
      • Plastic bins, cardboard moving boxes for people to pack up & move
      • Hammers
      • Wet vacs
      • Bleach
      • Heavy paper towels/shop rags/large sponges
      • Powerwashing equipment
      • Utility knives/drywall cutters
      • Squeegees
      • Circular saws
      • Spray bottles & buckets
      • Water
      • Cooler
    • What we DON’T need (at this time):
      • Food
      • Clothing
      • Toiletries & personal hygiene items
    • If you donate supplies, please donate them with the understanding they will not be returned.  If you have large equipment (shop vac, power-washer), please tag it clearly and permanently with your name and phone #, and we will do our best to return it to you.
    • Supply Coordinator:  Julie Kveton of Riverstone HOA — 281-778-2222 or juliek@rshoa.org
  • Coordinating community volunteers.
    • The HOA will send an email requesting community volunteers.  There will be an online sign-up sheet that will be available later today.
    • Volunteer Coordinator:  Nick Deacon of Riverstone HOA – 281-738-2222 or ndeacon@riverstone.com
  • Distributing recovery information and supplies.
    • Rec Center will serve as the central coordination center, and we will try to set up information and supply kiosks in areas south of Hagerson Rd. and at the Rec Center
    • Exact hours and locations of satellite kiosks still TBD as water recedes, but we hope to have initial operations underway tomorrow morning.  We may not have all the supplies we need, but we can at least try to provide some preliminary recovery information.
  • Working with Riverstone’s home builders and contractors to provide assistance for our residents.
  • Setting up a community informational meeting.
    • We are still working to finalize date, location, and time. 
  • Sharing informational resources regarding recovery steps for flooded homes.

We will keep you posted as we obtain additional information and resources for recovery.

District Update – September 1st at 11:00am

Brazos River

According to the National Weather Service, the Brazos River has CRESTED, and the river level is slowly starting to go down! As soon as we receive word from the County, we will post any changes to evacuation orders here.


Steep Bank Creek – Water Levels

We are making progress – we have unofficial reports of an estimated amount of 8 more inches down overnight. The third delivery of supplemental pumps received overnight are almost online.

Also, based on the best information we currently have available, it is our estimate that it will may take 3 to 5 more days before homes are fully drained. Again, this is only an estimate, but we felt it important to share the best estimate we could provide.

LID 15 – Prestwick

We have received unconfirmed reports of approximately 10-15 homes in Prestwick with water inside the homes. Please extend your support and assistance to those families, as well.

Return Home and Recovery

We are actively working with the HOA to coordinate volunteers and supplies for residents needing assistance with the recovery process. Later today, we will post a list of needed supplies, drop-off location, and a call for volunteers. Stay tuned. We will also post preliminary informational material to assist homeowners with recovery. The most important thing for you to remember as you enter your homes is to BE SAFE!

Limited Trash Pickup

Best Trash will resume limited trash pickup in Riverstone. Storm and flood debris will not be collected, and they are requesting that it not be placed with regular household trash. No service will be provided in areas whose access is limited by impassable streets. Recycling pickup has also been temporarily suspended. Please see www.best-trash.com for full details.

We are working with other governmental agencies and OEM on heavy trash and flood debris. Stay tuned.