Preparing Today for Tomorrow's Challenges
 
 
 
In an effort to better protect and prepare our community's residents and visitors, the Brazos County Department of Emergency Management has developed this website to provide information about getting prepared for emergencies and disasters in our County. There is information on sheltering in place or evacuation for a hazardous materials incident to links on family preparedness activities - don't forget to plan for your animals! - to information on disaster volunteer training and the emergency notification system.

 
News & Announcements
 
 
 
August 24, 2017 5 PM Update

 

PRESS RELEASE

8/24/2017

Hurricane Harvey

 

The City of Bryan, The City of College Station, Wixon Valley, Kurten, Brazos County, and Texas A&M University are closely monitoring the progression of Hurricane Harvey. We are in direct communication with the National Weather Service and the State Operations Center concerning this storm and its potential impacts to the Brazos Valley.

While the impacts across the state and along the coast may vary, locally, we are expecting heavy rains and flooding conditions beginning late Friday with the potential to continue through the weekend and into early next week.

We urge our local citizens to prepare by taking the following actions:

·         Prepare a disaster supply kit, to include a flashlight, batteries, cash, first aid supplies, medications, food and water. For a list of what to include in your disaster kit, visit: www.ready.gov/build-a-kit

·         Please bring in or have in place a shelter for outside animals.

·         Drive only if necessary, and avoid flooded roads and washed out bridges. Remember to turn around, don’t drown. For information about road closures visit: www.drivetexas.org (TxDot Roads) and https://brazoscountytx.gov/Index.aspx?NID=177

·         Bring anything in that could be picked up by strong winds.  

·         Check with neighbors/family members and make sure they are aware of your safety plans.

·         Make a family emergency communication plan.

·         Continue to monitor local weather

 

As we monitor this storm, we will continue to release information as it becomes available. 

HURRICANE & SEVERE WEATHER GUIDE

Southeast Texas is prone to many types severe weather. Flash flooding may be the most dangerous hazard we face. Click here to download the Hurricane & Severe Weather Guide.

 

 

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