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Rosenberg Issues Mandatory Evacuation for Particular Areas South of Brazos River

The City of Rosenberg has called for a mandatory evacuation of residents living in certain areas south of the Brazos River along Avenue A from 1st Street to 8th Street, and along 6th Street from Avenue B to Avenue D.

According to the US Geological Survey’s reading for the Brazos River Richmond monitoring station at 3:15 p.m., the river is expected to crest at approximately 50 feet if there is no additional rainfall.

As of Friday at approximately 6 p.m., Rosenberg public safety officers will begin canvassing the areas of mandatory evacuation to make contact with residents, and advise them of the orders to evacuate. The evacuation order will be effective as of 9 p.m. Friday.

Once the order is in effect, residents will not be allowed to reenter the evacuated area until it is deemed safe to return by the City. Public safety officers will secure the evacuated areas, and residents will be allowed to return to their homes after waters subside and local officials are able to inspect structures for safety. Since the duration of the evacuation order is unknown at this point, residents are encouraged to bring anything along with them critical to their health or well-being, such as medications, personal documents, etc.

A Red Cross shelter has been set up for evacuees at First Baptist Church Richmond – 502 South Fifth Street, Richmond, Texas. Shelters will provide minimal provisions only (cots and blankets), so evacuees should prepare to bring any necessary supplies with them including bedding, clothing, personal hygiene items, etc.

City officials will continue to monitor the river, and may call for additional mandatory evacuations as required. Overall, City officials estimate approximately 50 residences (150 residents) may be affected by evacuation orders.

Individuals wanting more information are encouraged to check the City’s public information portal for the event – click here, rather than contacting Police Dispatch with basic informational questions. Public information officers will monitor and update the website at regular intervals to assist in keeping the public informed of pertinent information related to the event, allowing dispatch lines to be left clear for emergency and other emergent public safety concerns and requests for service.