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Flooding Of Brazos River Causes Mandatory Evacuations In Fort Bend County

Mandatory evacuations have been ordered for both Simonton and Rosenberg, as well as parts of Richmond.

This story will be updated as information becomes available.

Video of the damage and flooding which is occurring on the North side of Rosenberg. The river may crest on Tuesday at 53.5 feet.

 

The Fort Bend County Emergency Management office is at alert Level One because of the possibility the Brazos River might crest later today.

Officials say the level of the river might be water 3 1/2 feet higher than what was registered during the record flooding Fort Bend County suffered back in 1994.

river graphic

During the past two days about 60 rescue operations were performed near the town of Simonton. For the rest of today, county officials believe Richmond and Rosenberg could be the cities most affected by the flooding.

 

 

Mandatory evacuations have been ordered for both Simonton and Rosenberg, as well as parts of Richmond.

A Red Cross shelter has been set up for the area at the Richmond First Baptist Church.

Some Fort Bend County residents whose homes got flooded say it was unexpected despite the severe weather the region has experienced in the last few days.

Residents from an east section of a Richmond in neighborhood said they were surprised because they’ve never seen the river so high. They are waiting for the water to go down so they can assess the damage their homes have sustained.

Fort Bend County officials also think that as the week progresses road closures and maybe flooding might impact Missouri City and some rural areas of the county.

 

 

Resources and helpful links

Road closures in Fort Bend County

Do you live in a flood plain area?

Report Fort Bend County residential damage

Brazoria County Office of Emergency Management website.

 

 

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