Mosquito Precautions Needed

The heavy rains from Hurricane Harvey have put the Brazos Valley in a highly susceptible position for mosquitoes. With a plethora of standing water, mosquitoes have more places to breed and lay their eggs. Mosquitoes are more than a pesky bug that leaves behind itchy bites. They also carry diseases like Zika and West Nile virus.

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Brazos County Expo Now Open as Large Animal Shelter

The Brazos County Expo is now open as a large animal shelter. Proof of Coggins is preferred but they have the capability of quarantining those without. Stalls are available for a one-time fee of $20 which includes one bag of shavings and each additional bag is $8.

If you or someone you know is in need of sheltering horses,
please call 2-1-1.

5 p.m. Update: Press Release on Tropical Storm Harvey

Hurricane Harvey
UPDATE 8/28/17 5:00pm 

The Brazos CEOC has monitored conditions throughout the day. Earlier in the day it was discovered there was structural damage to the Clifty Creek Lake Dam on Barbara T Ranch Road. Residents in the area and have been informed of the situation and advised to continue to be observant. There are several roads in Brazos County that will remain closed; a complete list is available at

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Red Cross Shelter Closing at Noon on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017

The Red Cross shelter located at Central Baptist Church in College Station will be closing at Noon on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, as larger shelters with more available resources are opened across the state.

Those people being sheltered locally will be able to transfer to one of these extended-stay shelters where they will be able to take advantage of the expanded resources these new shelters will provide.

Those still seeking shelter, should check the Red Cross website (, or call 2-1-1, for the most up-to-date list of shelters near Brazos County.

Structural Damage to Clifty Creek Lake Dam on Barbara T Ranch Rd.

Hurricane Harvey
UPDATE 8/28/17 11:00am

This is an emergency message from the Brazos County Emergency Management. There is structural damage to the Clifty Creek Lake Dam on Barbara T Ranch Rd. A partial breech has occurred causing damage to FM 159. Brazos County Sheriff’s Office and the Texas Department of Transportation are currently on scene assessing the situation.

We ask residents in the area to stay in place at this time. If you feel you need to be evacuated or are having an immediate emergency contact 911.

We also ask motorists to avoid FM 159 area.

clifty creek lake map

7:25 p.m. Update: Flash Flood Warning for Brazos County Extended Until 1:15 a.m. Monday, Aug. 28

The National Weather Service has extended a Flash Flood Warning for all of Brazos County until 1:15 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 28. A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through Wednesday evening.

If possible, do not venture out of doors as heavy rainfall and road flooding is widespread. Remember, never attempt to drive through standing water. Turn around, don’t drown.