Mandatory evacuation for parts of Matagorda County

Statement from the Matagorda County Sheriff's Office:

"There will be a mandatory evacuation after 8am Friday morning for the areas south of FM521 and FM2611 in the Sargent area and for all areas south of FM 521 in Matagorda County and south of Business SH35 in Palacios to where Business 35 meets SH 35 west of Palacios. Please use your time wisely today and move what you can. All children under the age of 18 must be out of the mandatory evacuation area." 

We will update this link as more information becomes available.

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