Brazos County Road Update at 12:50 PM

Brazos County Roads closed as of May 27th, 2016 at 12:50 a.m.
Koppe Bridge Road at River Place Subdivision open
Royder Road (close to the dead end) open
Cherokee Road at Hwy 6 open
Peach Creek Road at Hwy 6
Peach Creek Road at Lick Creek
Sulphur Springs Road at Hickory
Weedon Loop at the Bridge
Elmo Weedon Road at Wickson Creek
Grassbur Road at Wickson Creek
Old Reliance Road at Mathis Creek
Old Reliance Road at Bowman Creek
Old Reliance Road at Wickson Creek
Oak Lake Road between FM 2038 and Democrat Road
Democrat Road at Hwy 21
Kurten Cemetery Road at Mathis Creek
Dilly Shaw Tap Road at Wickson Creek
Wilcox at Wickson Creek
Woodville at Rabbit
Rabbit Lane at Thurman
Democrat Road at Navasota River
Dick Elliott Road at FM 974 (Wickson Creek)
Dick Elliott Road at OSR
Old Hearne Road at OSR open
Mumford Road at FM 2818 open
Mumford Road at Saunders open
Burt Road at the bridge open
Silver Hill Road at Thompson Creek open
Old Bundick Road at McDonald Creek
Macey Road at the Bridge
Edge Cutoff Road at Rocky Creek
Edge Cutoff Road at OSR
Edge Schoolhouse Road at Rocky Creek
FM 1179 at Grassbur
Long Trussel Road at the Navasota River
FM 159 at Matt Wright Road (TXDOT)
FM 159 at Whiteswitch Road (TXDOT)
Hopes Creek Road at the Bridge

Press Release May 27, 2016 – Noon

 

PRESS RELEASE

5/27/2016 – 1200pm

Severe Weather Incident

VOLUNTEERS:

Numerous people are asking what they can do to help the victims from yesterday’s tornado. While the volunteer offers are greatly appreciated, only emergency workers and residents are being allowed into the Wheeler Ridge neighborhood by Bryan Police at this time.

Residents who wish to help those affected by the severe weather can donate money to the United Way of the Brazos Valley. http://uwbv.org/bvstorms, or text the word “bvstorms” to 91999.

More rain is expected this afternoon and the potential for additional flooding still exists. Local departments will maintain increased staffing levels to enable a swift response to any additional problems that arise. Most of the flooded roadways within the cities have reopened at this time. However, there are still numerous roadways closed in the county. A list of current road closures is being maintained on the Brazos CEOC Website: http://brazosceoc.org/.  Remember to turn around, don’t drown.

Bryan Texas Utilities currently has about 1,200 customers without power. BTU crews will continue to work diligently throughout the day 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.

Citizens needing assistance can contact 2-1-1 to be put in contact with the appropriate agency.

Initial damage assessment estimates approximately 50-60 homes were affected by the tornado.  Response efforts today are focusing on more detailed damage assessment and clearing the roadways of debris. The Incident Command Post and the Brazos Community Emergency Operations Center continue to coordinate emergency response efforts.

 

Road Closures in Brazos County May 27, 2016 11:00 AM

Koppe Bridge Road at River Place Subdivision

Royder Road (close to the dead end)

Cherokee Road at Hwy 6

Peach Creek Road at Hwy 6

Peach Creek Road at Lick Creek

Sulphur Springs Road at Hickory

Weedon Loop at the Bridge

Elmo Weedon Road at Wickson Creek

Grassbur Road at Wickson Creek

Old Reliance Road at Mathis Creek

Old Reliance Road at Bowman Creek

Old Reliance Road at Wickson Creek

Oak Lake Road between FM 2038 and Democrat Road

Democrat Road at Hwy 21

Kurten Cemetery Road at Mathis Creek

Dilly Shaw Tap Road at Wickson Creek

Wilcox at Wickson Creek

Woodville at Rabbit

Rabbit Lane at Thurmun

Democrat Road at Navasota River

Dick Elliot Road at FM 974 (Wickson Creek)

Dick Elliot Road at OSR

Old Hearne Road at OSR

Mumford Road at FM 2818

Mumford Road at Saunders

Burt Road at the bridge

Silver Hill Road at Thompson Creek

Old Bundick Road at McDonald Creek

Macey Road at the Bridge

Edge Cuttoff Road at Rocky Creek

Edge Cuttoff Road at OSR

Edge Schoolhouse Road at Rocky Creek

FM 1179 at Grassbur

In College Station

Bird Pond Road

Wilderness Drive in Raintree Drive

In the City of Bryan

Dumas & MLK

Road Closures as of 8am

BRAZOS COUNTY

FM 1179 at Grassbur is closed. For additional updates visit: http://j.mp/brazosroads.

City of Bryan – Intersections around Wheeler Ridge which are closed:

Boonville Rd / Cedar Hill Dr

Woodcrest Dr / Willow Oaks St

Woodcrest Dr /  Green Valley Dr

Ravenwood Dr / Meadowbrook Dr

Meadowbrook Dr / Woodcrest Dr

Green Valley Dr / Willow Oaks St

 

 

7:45 AM Press Release

 

PRESS RELEASE

5/27/2016 – 0745hrs

Additional Information – Severe Weather Incident

 

Media are welcome at the Community Emergency Operations Center (CEOC) between 9:30am and 11:00am. The CEOC is located at 110 N. Main Street, Suite 100, Bryan, Texas 77843. Contact PIO on Duty: 979-436-2843.

 

 

Emergency calls from 5/26/2016 at 10am through 5am on 5/27/2016

Stalled Vehicles    
City of Bryan Brazos County City of College Station
10am-10pm 10pm-5am 10am-10pm 10pm-5am 10am-10pm 10pm-5am
29 5 9 2 8 4

 

Minor Accidents    
City of Bryan Brazos County City of College Station
10am-10pm 10pm-5am 10am-10pm 10pm-5am 10am-10pm 10pm-5am
12 1 1 0 9 0

 

Major Accidents    
City of Bryan Brazos County City of College Station
10am-10pm 10pm-5am 10am-10pm 10pm-5am 10am-10pm 10pm-5am
23 1 18 0 5 0

 

Water Rescue Tone Outs*    
City of Bryan Brazos County City of College Station
10am-10pm 10pm-5am 10am-10pm 10pm-5am 10am-10pm 10pm-5am
25 0 16 0 3 0

*May not reflect actual number of rescues.

7am Press Release

PRESS RELEASE
5/27/2016 – 0645hrs
Severe Weather Incident

Overnight law enforcement maintained a perimeter around the Wheeler Ridge area. We ask that the public refrain from going into the storm affected area, unless they have proof of residency. Bryan and College Station Police Departments patrolled the area and there were no calls for service overnight.

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning until 8:30am. More rain is expected after 12:00pm. The potential for additional flooding still exists. Local departments will maintain increased staffing levels to enable a swift response to any additional problems that arise. Most of the flooded roadways within the cities have reopened at this time. However, there are still numerous roadways closed in the county. A list of current road closures is being maintained on the Brazos CEOC Website: http://brazosceoc.org/. Remember to turn around, don’t drown.

Bryan Texas Utilities currently has approximately 1,000 customers without power. BTU crews will continue to work diligently throughout the day 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.

Most residents affected sought shelter with family, friends, and at local hotels. Overnight American Red Cross maintained a shelter at Central Baptist Church for approximately 10 citizens. Citizens needing assistance can contact 2-1-1 to be put in contact with the appropriate agency.

Initial damage assessment estimate approximately 50-60 homes were affected by the tornado. Response efforts today will focus on more detailed damage assessment and clearing the roadways of debris. The Incident Command Post and the Brazos Community Emergency Operations Center continue to coordinate emergency response efforts.

Bryan Independent School District has cancelled classes for the day. Monitor local media outlets for additional school closings.

Road closure update (05/26/16 22:00)

Brazos County Road Closures

http://j.mp/brazosroads

21 and Wixon Creek will be open within the hour

 

City of Bryan Road Closures

MLK @ Dumas

The following intersections in the Wheeler Ridge subdivision will be closed tonight.

Boonville Rd / Cedar Hill Dr

Woodcrest Dr / Willow Oaks St

Woodcrest Dr /  Green Valley Dr

Ravenwood Dr / Meadowbrook Dr

Meadowbrook Dr / Woodcrest Dr

Green Valley Dr / Willow Oaks St

Traffic Lights are out at the following intersections and it is difficult to see the officers directing traffic:

Boonville Rd / Copperfield Dr  (temporary stops signs are in the works)

Briarcrest Dr / Boonville Rd

 

City of College Station Road Closures

FM 2154 @ Greens Prairie

Flagstone @ Greens Prairie Tr

 

TAMU Road Closures

All roadways open all this time.

 

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.