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Brazoria County
Brazoria County Judge's Office
News Release
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Brazoria County Update

Major river flooding is occurring in Brazoria County. Many cities and communities are being devastated by the Brazos River and San Bernard River as they both spill out of their banks into low lying areas.

Currently, the County has a mandatory evacuation and voluntary evacuation for residents living west of SH 288, excluding Lake Jackson and the Brazosport Area. Residents within the county mandatory and voluntary evacuation areas are under a curfew from dusk to dawn.

Roads are continuing to be closed around the area. Please continue to monitor the Brazoria County website and Facebook and Twitter for road closures and updates at https://brazoria.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=590070ea3df148ef98a8940d830df16b

The Brazos River has crested and according to the National Weather Service the Brazos River will stay in flood stage for several days. The river will continue to spill out of its banks and into the floodplain. This river has surpassed the 2016 3rd highest crest on record. Residents should be aware that this is a major and devastating event. Those that saw flooding in 2016 will see flooding again and those that were close with see flooding this time.

The San Bernard River is spilling out of its banks. According to the National Weather Service, the San Bernard will not reach it crest for another 2-3 days. Residents in these areas need to evacuate. The San Bernard is spreading out and flooding low lying areas as well as cities and communities in and around the river.

County Officials are warning residents to stay out of the water and stay safe. This is a wide spread river flood from areas South of Hwy 6 and West of SH 288 down through the Brazosport area. Please heed warning and do not go around road blocks. Waters are high and dangerous. For updates in your city and community, please refer to City websites and social media. The County continues to update road closures and provide information as received.




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