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.


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, the FBC OEM Facebook page, the FBC OEM Twitter account, or call 281-342-6185.