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Emergency Management Division
Office of Emergency Management - Washington County and The City of Brenham

Hurricane Harvey Information

Press Release Evacuee Information 08/29/2017 2:00 pm English

Press Release 08/29/2017 11:00 am English

Shelter Information:

Washington County has been designated by the state as a “pass-through” area and we are currently routing people to shelters in larger areas that have additional resources to get evacuees assistance they need. Washington County and The City of Brenham Office of Emergency Management is preparing our community to stage first responders.

State Shelter Information:

Austin: Delco Center 4601 Pecan Brook Drive, Austin, TX 78724

Dallas: "Mega Shelter" - Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas 650 S Griffin St, Dallas, TX 75202

  Evacuation Route Map from Brenham

Road Closures Status

Green means the road has been reopened. Red means the road is still closed. Reload/refresh this page to update this listing.

Additional Road Closures on

Lake and River Levels

Brazos River

Somerville Lake

Past Press Releases

Contact Information:

To Report a Power Outage:

  • City of Brenham Power Outage: 979-337-7400
  • Bluebonnet Electric Outage Hotline: 800-949-4414 (View Outage Map)
  • Entergy Customers Outage line: 800-968-8243 (View Outage Map)

To Report Debris Blocking Roadway or Creating a Hazardous Situation:

  • City of Brenham: 979-337-7400
  • Washington County: 979-277-7373
  • For Life Threatening Emergencies call: 9-1-1

City of Brenham Phones Online.
			Our phones are back online. Thank you for your patience.

To report outages and debris in roadway please call 979-337-7400
For all other City Services 8am-5pm call 979-337-7410 until repairs can be made

Emergency Management Division

The Emergency Management Division provides protection for the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Brenham, particularly in times of disaster. This is accomplished through:

  • Effective contingency planning.
  • Coordination of local agencies
  • Education of the public
  • Provision of emergency information services
  • Renovating of Emergency Operation Center
  • Training of staff in disaster preparedness

The City's Emergency Management Division is responsible for coordinating all components of the emergency management system in the city. These include fire, police, public works, public utilities, volunteers and other groups contributing to the management of major emergencies or disasters. The EMC also works closely with county agencies and organizations, Emergency Medical Services, the Washington County Sheriff's Office and state agencies to coordinate emergency management services and to ensure the safety of all residents within the city and county.

Stay Informed with Citizen Alert Notifications:

CodeRED signup

Everbridge is used to better communicate to the public in the event of an emergency. This is an opt-in type communication system. for more information you can visit Emergency Communications. - Displays statewide conditions affecting travel. - Hurricane Evacuation Information


Family Flood Safety Brochure
Contraflow brochure for U.S. 290
 DPS' Traffic Management Plan, which includes Washington County.
In-depth guide for preparedness from FEMA.

Emergency Supplies Checklists:

Preparedness Checklist Emergency
Checklist for People with Mobility Problems
Family Disaster Supplies Kit
Emergency Food & Water Supplies

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