Mandatory evacuation issued for Wharton residents as Colorado River flooding looms

WHARTON, TX (KTRK) -- The time to get out is now. That's the message from the mayor of Wharton as the Colorado River continues to rise. Mayor Domingo Montalvo has called for a mandatory evacuation for some residents, effective at 5:30pm.

The order affects around 30 homes on streets Outlar, Camellia, Azalea and Columbine. Officials believe only one person has stayed.

A curfew is in effect from dark until 6:30am.

Wharton ISD canceled school for Friday.

A Red Cross Shelter is opening at Wharton Junior High School. null
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