Changes to Evacuation Areas in Fort Bend County

FORT BEND COUNTY, TX – As water continues to drain from the Barker reservoir, more and more areas become safe to enter, and residents can begin the long road to recovery. In order to help residents get into their homes more quickly, Fort Bend County Judge Robert Hebert is modifying the evacuation orders for the Fort Bend County portion of the Barker Reservoir in order to allow residents access to their homes once it is safe, while ensuring the Sheriff’s Office retains enforcement power which allow them to protect unoccupied properties which evacuees have left behind as they fled the rising waters days ago.

“This is the most careful and pragmatic approach to balancing safety and security for residents with the need to allow people to begin their recovery process.” says Judge Hebert.

With the recent changes in the river and weather forecasts and after careful consideration and consultation with Levee improvement Districts in Fort Bend County, County Judge Bob Hebert has also adjusted some of the evacuation areas in the low-laying areas along the Brazos River to allow citizens to reenter their neighborhoods.

These changes are made at the request of the Levee Districts after their careful consideration for the safety of their communities.

 Updated August 31, 2017 – 6:30 P.M.

For a real-time view of the current evacuation orders in Fort Bend County, check the interactive evacuation zone map below where residents can enter their address to see if they are in an evacuation zone or not:

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The full list of neighborhoods and subdivisions in the Barker reservoir currently under either a voluntary or mandatory evacuation can be found here:

Barker Reservoir Mandatory:

  • CANYON GATE CINCO RANCH, SECTIONS 1-8
  • CINCO AT WILLOW FORK, SECTION 1 (South of Camden Bend)
  • CINCO RANCH BAYOU PARK ESTATES, SECTION 1
  • CINCO RANCH EQUESTRIAN VILLAGE, SECTION 3
  • CINCO RANCH GREENWAY VILLAGE, SECTIONS 10-12
  • CINCO RANCH MEADOW PLACE, SECTION 5
  • CINCO RANCH NORTH LAKE VILLAGE, SECTION 13
  • CINCO RANCH SOUTHPARK, SECTIONS 1 and 3
  • FAIRWAYS AT KELLIWOOD, SECTION 1
  • GRAND LAKES PHASE 3, SECTIONS 7-11 (lower areas in Section 8)
  • GREENS AT WILLOW FORK, SECTIONS 1 and 2
  • KELLIWOOD COURTS, SECTION 1
  • KELLIWOOD GREENS, SECTIONS 1 and 2
  • KELLIWOOD PARK
  • LEGENDS AT CINCO RANCH APARTMENTS
  • RICEFIELD VILLAGE, SECTION 1
  • WILLOW FORK, SECTION 1

Barker Reservoir Voluntary:

  • CINCO AT WILLOW FORK, SECTION 1 (North of Camden Bend)
  • CINCO AT WILLOW FORK, SECTION 2
  • CINCO RANCH CINCO FOREST, SECTIONS 1 and 2
  • CINCO RANCH FOUNTAIN VIEW, SECTION 3
  • GRAND LAKES PHASE 2, SECTIONS 1 – 6
  • GRAND LAKES PHASE 3, SECTIONS 1 – 6
  • GRAND LAKES PHASE 3, SECTION 8 (Portions Mandatory)
  • GRAND LAKES, SECTIONS 3, 5, 8, 9, and 14
  • KELLIWOOD COURTS, SECTION 1
  • KELLIWOOD LINKS, SECTION 1
  • WILLOW PARK GREENS, SECTION 1

The full list of neighborhoods and subdivisions in the in the low-laying areas along the Brazos River currently under either a voluntary or mandatory evacuation can be found here:

Districts Changing From Mandatory to Voluntary Evacuation:

  • FORT BEND LID NO. 6
  • FORT BEND LID NO. 15
  • FORT BEND MUD NO 121

Portions of Districts Changing From Mandatory To Voluntary Evacuation:

  • FIRST COLONY LID NO. 1 – NORTH OF HIGHWAY 6
  • FORT BEND LID NO. 19 – NORTH OF HAGERSON RD.

Portions of Districts That Will Remain Mandatory:

  • FIRST COLONY LID NO. 1 – SOUTH OF HIGHWAY 6
  • FORT BEND LID NO. 19 – SOUTH OF HAGERSON RD.

Districts Remaining Mandatory Evacuation:

  • FORT BEND LID NO. 7
  • FORT BEND LID NO. 20
  • SIENNA PLANTATION LID
  • PECAN GROVE MUD
  • FORT BEND MUD NO. 46
  • FORT BEND MUD NO. 49
  • FORT BEND MUD NO. 115
  • PALMER PLANTATION MUD NO. 1
  • PALMER PLANTATION MUD NO. 2

Districts Remaining Voluntary Evacuation:

  • FORT BEND LID NO. 2
  • FORT BEND LID NO. 10
  • FORT BEND LID NO. 11
  • FORT BEND LID NO. 14
  • FORT BEND LID NO. 17
  • FIRST COLONY LID NO. 2

The Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management continues to monitor the Barker Reservoir and the Brazos River and encourages residents to exercise caution in this still-dangerous situation. While the water has begun to drain in the Barker Reservoir, the Brazos River continues to rise, and we have not yet seen the full extent of the flooding in areas along the Brazos River.

For updates on the flooding situation, and information about recovery from this ongoing disaster, check the Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management website:

http://fbcoem.org/changes-to-evacuation-areas-in-fort-bend-county/

Barker Reservoir Area Evacuations (UPDATE)

Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management – Barker Reservoir Revised Mandatory Evacuation Map as of 8/31/2017 Effective 9:00 a.m.

UPDATE on 8/31/2017 effective 9:00 a.m.

The voluntary evacuation order previously put in place for neighborhoods in the Fort Bend County portion of the Barker reservoir has been lifted. A smaller mandatory evacuation area was ordered last night for neighborhoods near the Barker reservoir to provide the Sheriff’s Office the authority they need to ensure the safety and security of residents in the evacuation area.

As the water levels recede in the neighborhoods near the Barker Reservoir, we will continue to reduce the size of the mandatory evacuation zone as quickly as possible. We will update this page regularly.

Brazos River Threat Continues

There is an increasing threat to Fort Bend County residents as the Brazos River continues to rise. River crest is now expected sometime on Saturday.

We encourage all residents to use extreme caution if moving about, to respect all evacuation orders, and to follow instructions of local Law Enforcement. The sun is shining today, but the river continues to rise and we all need to be vigilant for changing situations.


A PDF copy of the Barker evacuation area can be downloaded here.

The evacuation area can be seen in the northern portion of this interactive map:

August 29, 2017

Interactive Map for Evacuation Zones / Mapa Interactivo de zonas de evacuación

The interactive map of evacuation zones for  the Brazos and San Bernard Rivers is above. You can search your address to see if you are part of an evacuation order.

PLEASE SHARE WITH ANYONE WHO MIGHT LIVE IN THESE AREAS.


Mapa interactivo de las zonas de evacuación para los Ríos Brazos y San Bernard. Usted puede buscar su dirección para ver si es parte de una de las ordenes de evacuación.

Por favor comparte con cuál quiera que viva en estas áreas!


Fort Bend County’s unincorporated area is currently under a curfew from 12:00 AM to 6:00AM and it is best not to travel on these roadways until daylight.   Residents are advised to make preparations now to remove all persons and pets out of the neighborhoods.  All evacuees should take their important documents and medication with them when they leave.  Additional vehicles can be parked at the Cinco Ranch High School.

If you are a resident in the evacuation zones and you do not have transportation or a place to go – PLEASE CALL Fort Bend Office of Emergency Management at 281-342-6185 and request assistance with the evacuation.

For current shelters in Fort Bend County go to Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management’s Road Closures page. Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management’s Shelter page.

For an up-to-date lists of road closures and traffic issues, please visit the Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management’s Road Closures page. Do not assume that your route will be clear and do not return home until officials say it is safe.

For more information or if you have questions, check the Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management website at fbcoem.org, the FBC OEM Facebook page, the FBC OEM Twitter account, or call 281-342-6185.