Mayor of Wharton calls for mandatory evacuation

The mayor of the City of Wharton has called for a mandatory evacuation as of 9 a.m. on 4/21. The city is in Wharton County about 60 miles southwest of Houston.

The evacuation is for the area bounded by S. Sheppard on the East, N. Hendon on the North, Highway 59 on the West and Camellia on the South and from S. Sunset from Bell St. to Cloud due to the rise of the Colorado River.

Those in the mandatory evacuation area aer asked to make preparations now to leave.

A shelter is available at the Wharton Junior High School Gymnasium. 

Get more information here.

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