Mandatory evacuation for parts of Matagorda County
Posted: Thursday, August 24, 2017 1:09 pm | Updated: 8:25 pm, Fri Aug 25, 2017.
Statement from the Matagorda County Sheriff’s Office:
“There will be a mandatory evacuation after 8am Friday morning for the areas south of FM521 and FM2611 in the Sargent area and for all areas south of FM 521 in Matagorda County and south of Business SH35 in Palacios to where Business 35 meets SH 35 west of Palacios. Please use your time wisely today and move what you can. All children under the age of 18 must be out of the mandatory evacuation area.”
We will update this link as more information becomes available.
***SOME ROADS CLOSED CALL MATAGORDA COUNTY SHERIFF OFFICE TO GET INFORMATION ON REOPENING.
Colorado River Rise and Crest Information:
Scroll down to River Levels-Current Conditions and under the NWS column “Forecast”, the predictions are shown. The predicted crest (49.9 ft) is greater than May 2015 (39.1 ft) and April 2016 (42.7 ft). The predicted crest for Wharton is historically high as well. Please take note of these predictions. Hopefully Selkirk can handle this predicted crest on Tues the 29th without harm to homes.