RICHMOND, TX (KTRK) --Inside the City of Richwood, the water has risen to a level in the areas of Audubon Woods I and Glenwood Bayou Section II to the point many of the roads are impassable by vehicle.
Now that the sun is up, Courtney Fischer show's a better look at the flooding in Richwood and Lake Jackson.
The entrance to Audubon Woods at FM 2004 has been closed.
The sign below is an voluntary evacuation notice posted to his door.
We are seeing water rising fast and the city is asking people in the Audubon Woods and Glenwood Bayou section II for voluntary evacuations.
They want people to remove their vehicles from the street to prevent damage and please do not drive around the barricades.
"We are going to restrict vehicle traffic in the flooded area and will enact a curfew from dusk to dawn tonight," says Bryan Corp, Richwood Police Chief.
In Lake Jackson, Joe Juarez looks at his next door neighbor's house in disbelief. He's feeling pretty lucky Wednesday afternoon.
"She has it bad," Juarez said, pointing to the water surrounding her home. "We still have another foot probably."
Water is at Juarez's doorstep, but not inside his home. Not yet, anyway.
"I guess that's the penalty we pay for living on the bayou," he said.
The Bastrop Bayou is what's causing the flooding. But normally, you can't see the water from these homes. Now, it's surrounding them like a river.
Juarez and his wife packed sandbags around their house. Across the street, Gabriel Moreno did the same.
"The water looks like it's staying stead so hopefully we can keep it from coming in," Moreno said.
Some good news for residents in nearby Richwood. No homes there are flooded. But the Richwood police chief says 15 neighborhoods have at least two feet of water or less.
"It's really kind of hard to predict where this water is going to end up going," said Chief Bryan Corb. "We knew it was coming but we didn't know to what extent."
Which is why the city is suggesting some residents evacuate. Fliers were posted on homes along Wisteria Street.
"The evacuation notice has us a little worried," James Fisher said, showing ABC 13 one of those fliers.
Fisher says he and his wife will spend the night somewhere else tonight. A decision made as the water crept closer and closer to his front door.
"Number one is our safety, the animals safety," Fisher said.
Here are the current mandatory evacuations for Brazoria County.
- Residents living on County Road 400 from County Road 304 (including CR 304) to State Highway 36. The dusk to dawn curfew will go into effect today.
- Residents living on County Road 400 from FM 521 to FM 2004. The dusk to dawn curfew will go into effect today.
- Residents in Sugar Mill Subdivision and Buffalo Camp Farms. The dusk to dawn curfew goes into effect today.
- Residents living along County Road 674 in the Brazoria area. The dusk to dawn curfew goes into effect today
- Residents in Bar X Ranch
- Resident living in Bailey's Prairie south of State Highway 35 and surrounding areas south of State Highway 35. This area is west of the Angleton Protection Levee.
- Residents in the Longhorn Estates and County Road 28.
Keep up with all Brazoria County mandatory evacuations here
Keep up with all the Brazoria County road closures here
Also, a voluntary evacuation is recommended for residents on County Road 400 from FM 2004 to State Highway 36.
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