10pm Press Release

UPDATE:

Public safety officials are still working in the storm affected area. The Wheeler Ridge area is currently closed to everyone except emergency responders and citizens with proof of residency. A list of current road closures in the cities and the county is being maintained on the Brazos CEOC Website: http://brazosceoc.org/.  Bryan Fire Department and Texas Task Force 1 water rescue crews will be on standby overnight. Remember to turn around, don’t drown.

Law enforcement has secured the area and will continue patrols throughout the night. Residents of the affected area can seek shelter at Central Baptist Church located at 1991 FM 158, College Station, Texas 77845.  Citizens with animals evacuating to the shelter can contact 2-1-1 to coordinate temporary care for their animal with the local animal shelters.

All Bryan Independent School District (BISD) students have been released to their parents. BISD will be monitoring the weather and road closures to make a decision concerning their schools tomorrow morning. Monitor official BISD communication channels for updates and information.

Bryan Texas Utilities currently has approximately 1,800 residents without power. BTU crews will be working diligently throughout the night to restore power to its customers. An online outage map can be accessed at: outages.btutilities.com. Citizens can call 979-822-3777 to report outages.  Please do not call Brazos County Dispatch to report an outage, unless it is a medical emergency.

College Station Utilities is reporting no outages at this time.

The Incident Command Post and Brazos Community Emergency Operations Center will be activated throughout the night to coordinate emergency response efforts.

Overnight severe weather is not expected; however, storms are possible as early as 7am and severe weather is possible tomorrow afternoon.  Continue to monitor local weather outlets.

Citizens can contact 2-1-1 for information concerning shelter locations and local resources.

The following emergency response agencies are currently involved: City of Bryan Police and Fire, City of College Station Police and Fire, Brazos County Sheriff’s Office, Bryan Texas Utilities, Atmos Energy, City of Bryan Emergency Management, City of Bryan Public Works, City of College Station Emergency Management, Brazos County Emergency Management, Texas A&M University Emergency Management, the Brazos Incident Management Team, Texas Task Force 1 (Water rescue crews from the following fire departments: Austin, San Antonio, Ft. Worth, Killeen), Texas Department of Public Safety, and the American Red Cross.