New Mandatory Evacuation for Barker Reservoir Area Communities


The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers is forecasting a record pool elevation in the Barker Reservoir to reach several feet above the levels in the Tax Day flood of 2016. The reservoir has risen to 101.1 feet, and imminent flooding is expected some areas. 

As a result, Fort Bend County has changed the voluntary evacuation to a mandatory evacuation for the following subdivisions:

  • CANYON GATE - all sections
  • CINCO RANCH - following sections:
    • Bayou Park Estates
    • Cinco Forest
    • Equestrian Village
    • Fountain View
    • Greenway Village
    • Institutional Core
    • Southpark Meadow Place
    • North Lake Village
    • Plaza Subdivision
    • West, Section 7
    • Willow Fork
  • GRAND LAKES - all sections
  • KELLIWOOD – following sections:
    • Courts
    • Fairways
    • Greens
    • Links
    • Park
    • Pointe Terrace
  • RICEFIELD VILLAGE
  • WILLOW FORK - Greens, Section 1

The Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management Evacuation Interactive Map allows residents to enter an address to learn if it is in a manaditory evacuation zone.

Fort Bend County's unincorporated area is currently under a curfew from midnight to 6 a.m. Residents are advised to make preparations now to leave with their pets, important documents and medication. Additional vehicles can be parked at the Cinco Ranch High School.

Residents in the evacuation zones without transportation or a place to go should call the Fort Bend Office of Emergency Management at 281-342-6185 for assistance.

For current shelters in Fort Bend County, see the Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management’s Shelter page.

For an up-to-date list of road closures and traffic issues, please see the Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management's Road Closures page. Authorities warn residents not to assume that a route will be clear and not to return home until officials say it is safe.


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