Mayor Cynthia McConathy signed orders declaring a State of Disaster for the City of Rosenberg on Saturday May 28, 2016. This puts Mandatory Evacuations in effect as of 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 29, 2016.
The recent rains have caused the Brazos to reach record elevations and it is predicted to crest at over 53 ft. on Tuesday morning. Floods impact the northernmost part of the City closest to the river at an elevation of 52 ft.
Mandatory Evacuations are in effect for the River Road area, Baker Road area, and several properties north of the railroad.
- River Road area: All properties north of River Road, adjacent to the river
- Baker Road area: All properties south of Baker Road, adjacent to the river
- North Rosenberg: All properties on the north side of the railroad tracks from 5th Street to 8th Street (west to east) AND from the Brazos River to Avenue B (north to south)
Residents under mandatory evacuation are advised to seek shelter at the First Baptist Church in Richmond, located at 502 S. 5th Street.
Transportation to the shelter will be available from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at A.W. Jackson Elementary School. Please keep bags to a minimum (one or two) and bring any required medications as well as car seats for children.
All residents are urged to be cautious as the river continues to rise and flood waters become an imminent concern. Roads on the north side of Rosenberg will be closed as water levels increase, as well as the WoW Cemetery, Tony Becerra, Brazos, and River Bend Parks.
“From Sunday afternoon on, we’ll be in new territory,” Judge Hebert said during a Fort Bend County Emergency Operations Center conference call on Saturday morning. “We just don’t know how high it will go.”