Updates on Hurricane Harvey

HURRICANE HARVEY PREPAREDNESS & RESOURCE GUIDE (See our Resource Guide webpage for the most current edition)

Find hurricane safety tips on the NWS website. https://buff.ly/2vkXn0n

Brazoria County Emergency Management will update their website as new information is available, https://buff.ly/2w4henj

Additional updates can be found at the National Hurricane Center. http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/




10:30AM - AUG. 27, 2017 - NOTICE: Mandatory Evacuations have been called for all residents living south of Highway 6 and west of HIghway 288. The only safe route for exiting the county is to go west of Highway 35 until you reach Blessing, TX then head north on Highway 71 to reach safety.


10:00AM - AUG. 27, 2017 - NOTICE: Mandatory Evacuations have been called for residents living in Sweeny.



City of Sweeny Mayor has declared a mandatory evacuation for all residents of the City of Sweeny due to the projected San Bernard River flood.

Evacuation hub is located at the Sweeny Independent School District D A E P Building located at Sixth and Elm. Please bring enough of the following for several days clothing, medications, and your personal identification. Make sure your bags can fit on your lap.

The City of Sweeny will no longer have emergency services or basic utilities for the next several days during this event.

No pets will be allowed at the evacuation hub
If you want to self- vacate and have no place to go there is a shelter at the Expo Center in Belton Texas located at 301 W. Loop 121 Belton TX

Once again the City of Sweeny is now under a mandatory evacuation – we will update FaceBook and C T Y with current conditions
Questions please call our E O C 979-548-4541


09:30AM - AUG. 27, 2017 - NOTICE: Mandatory Evacuation has been issued for residents living in West Columbia.


09:00PM - AUG. 26, 2017 - UPDATE: Mandatory Evacuations for those living west of the Brazos River and along the San Bernard RIver are imminent. Residents should remain prepared. Voluntary Evacuations are currently in effect for these areas. 


02:30PM - AUG. 26, 2017 - NOTICE: Voluntary evacuation is underway for residents living along the Brazos and San Bernard Rivers including: East Columbia, Columbia Lakes, & Bailey's Prairie.


02:00PM - AUG. 26, 2017 - NOTICE: Surfside will reopen for residents ONLY.


01:00PM - AUG. 26, 2017 - NOTICE: Holiday Lakes residents are under a Mandatory Evacuation as of Saturday afternoon, AUG. 26. Residents must be evacuated by Sunday, AUG. 27 at 12:00PM.


11:30AM - AUG. 26, 2017 - The US National Weather Service is predicting major flooding to occur along the Brazos River. Residents living along the river should prepare. 


07:00PM - AUG. 25, 2017 - NOTICE: Voluntary Evacuation called for residents living along the San Bernard River. 


02:30PM - AUG. 25, 2017 - UPDATE: Emergency Shelter Open Now (Mandatory evacuation residents ONLY) Angleton ISD Building - 1900 N. Downing, Angleton, TX 77515


11:00AM - AUG. 25, 2017 - Brazoria County will host a Facebook LIVE Press Conference. Go to the Brazoria County facebook page to view. 


08:30AM - AUG. 25, 2017 - NOTICE: A Mandatory Evacuation has been issued for residents living on the Gulf-side of the Intercoastal Canel (Coastal Communities, including the following areas: Surfside, Quintana, and Treasure Island. Previously issued Voluntary and Mandatory Evacuation notices continue to be in effect.


08:15AM - AUG. 25, 2017 - Brazoria County Emergency Management Call Center is now open, 979.864.1064.  


08:00AM - AUG. 25, 2017 - PLEASE NOTE: Emergency Shelter in Angleton is NOT open at this time. More information will be released as available.


04:00AM - AUG 25, 2017 - NOTICE: Per US National Weather Service Houston-Galveston Texas, a FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect from 04:00AM Friday, AUG. 25 through Monday AM, AUG. 28, with the possibility of further extension.


09:00PM - AUG. 24, 2017 - NOTICE: A Voluntary Evacuation has been issued for the following areas: Bridge Harbor, Hideaway on the Gulf, Demi John, Turtle Cove and Rivers End. This is a Voluntary Evacuation due to possible high storm surge in these areas. Mandatory Evacuation area continues to be in effect.


06:00PM - AUG. 24, 2017 - NOTICE: Surfside Beach will be closed at noon on Friday, August 25 due to potential storm surge per the Surfside Police Department.


05:30PM - AUG. 24, 2017 - BE PREPARED for potential localized flooding in our area. Latest Forecast from the NWS on rainfall in our area is 15 to 25 inches. Flash flooding may begin as early as Friday, August 25.

3:30PM - AUG. 24, 2017 - A VOLUNTARY EVACUATION has been called for low lying coastal areas inland of the Intracoastal Waterway.

02:15PM - AUG. 24, 2017 - IMPORTANT NOTICE: Residents living on the Gulf side of the Intercoastal Canal (Coastal Communities) are now under a Mandatory Evacuation due to expected 6-10 foot storm surge.


01:25PM - AUG. 24, 2017 - Please note that Harvey has been upgraded to Hurricane Status. Keep up-to-date with storm information through the US National Weather Service, http://www.weather.gov/. All Brazoria County ISD classes have been canceled for Friday, August 25, 2017. The UWBC offices will also be closed on Friday, August 25, 2017.


10:00AM - AUG. 24, 2017 - Please note: Brazoria County is now under a Tropical Storm Warning and a Storm Surge Warning. The Brazoria County Department of Emergency Management will continue to update as more information becomes available.