ANGLETON — Following the Brazos River’s peak on Friday, more areas in the county are seeing water over roadways, but rainfall has stopped and the river should begin receding shortly, officials said.
“The river crested a couple of nights ago at 51.4 feet ... and it has fallen about 2.5 inches and will continue to slowly recede through about Thursday and then it will start receding much quicker,” County Judge Matt Sebesta said during a live update Sunday afternoon.
The National Weather Service reported the Brazos River level near Rosharon at 51.1 feet as of Sunday afternoon with projections of the water continuing to fall throughout the week.
Brazoria County leaders posted a full list of areas that are affected by water and roads that have been closed to their Facebook and Ready Brazoria app pages and encouraged residents to stay up to date and away from closed roads.
Some areas north of Angleton as well as Bar X Ranch on Highway 35 towards West Columbia have some flooding over the roadways.
“These areas are still passable but please slow down so we don’t see any hydroplaning,” Sebesta said.
Residents of Holiday Lakes were alerted that a voluntary evacuation was in effect as of Saturday afternoon.
“We currently have standing water on North Texas Avenue where it meets Nome and North Sunset. Igloo Lane also has standing water between Nome and Corral. Please do not drive through the high-water areas, your car could stall, get damaged, and you could become trapped. Please remember turn around don’t drown,” stated the voluntary evacuation notice on the town’s website.
Sebesta said there are some roads that have come off the road closures list, but there are some new roads that have been added and residents should be cautious when traveling these routes.
He added it’s important for residents to be diligent and keep themselves informed of the changing conditions.
“The river ... will continue to
slowly recede through about
Thursday and then it will start receding much quicker.” — County Judge Matt Sebesta