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Jackson County Sheriff's Office
115 W. Main, Room 104
Edna, TX 77957
Administration:   361-782-3371
Dispatch:          361-782-3541
Fax:                361-782-7574
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Jackson Emergency Management Coordinator 
115 W. Main, Room 104 
Edna, TX 77957 
Phone: 361-782-3398 
Fax: 361-782-3071

E-Mail Allan Friedrich (Click Here)


Jackson County Electric Co-Op (361) 771-4400


Jackson County Evacuation Routes

Jackson County Evacuation Routes



Hurricane WatchHarvey Local Watch/Warning Statement/Advisory Number 12 National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX AL092017 1014 AM CDT Wed Aug 23 2017 TXZ236-232315- /O.NEW.KHGX.SS.A.1009.170823T1514Z-000000T0000Z/ /O.NEW.KHGX.HU.A.1009.170823T1514Z-000000T0000Z/ Matagorda- 1014 AM CDT Wed Aug 23 2017 ...HURRICANE WATCH IN EFFECT... ...STORM SURGE WATCH IN EFFECT... A Hurricane Watch means Hurricane wind conditions are possible somewhere within this area and within the next 48 hours A Storm Surge Watch means life-threatening inundation levels are possible somewhere within this area and within the next 48 hours * WIND - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Equivalent Tropical Storm force wind - Peak Wind Forecast: 30-40 mph with gusts to 55 mph - Window for Tropical Storm force winds: Friday morning until Saturday morning - CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: Moderate - Emergency planning should include a reasonable threat for strong tropical storm force wind of 58 to 73 mph. - To be safe, earnestly prepare for the potential of significant wind impacts. Efforts should now be underway to secure all properties. - Dangerous wind is possible. Failure to adequately shelter may result in injury. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Significant - Some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with damage to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. A few buildings experiencing window, door, and garage door failures. Mobile homes damaged, especially if unanchored. Unsecured lightweight objects become dangerous projectiles. - Several large trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Several fences and roadway signs blown over. - Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban or heavily wooded places. A few bridges, causeways, and access routes impassable. - Scattered power and communications outages, but more prevalent in areas with above ground lines. * STORM SURGE - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Life-threatening storm surge possible - Peak Storm Surge Inundation: The potential for 4-6 feet above ground somewhere within surge prone areas - Window of concern: Begins Friday morning - CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: Moderate - Emergency planning should include a reasonable threat for dangerous storm surge flooding of greater than 3 feet above ground. - To be safe, earnestly prepare for the potential of significant storm surge flooding impacts. Evacuation efforts should now be underway. - Life-threatening inundation is possible. Failure to heed evacuation orders may result in serious injury or loss of life. Leave if evacuation orders are given for your area. Consider voluntary evacuation if recommended. Poor decisions may needlessly risk lives. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Significant - Areas of inundation with storm surge flooding accentuated by waves. Damage to several buildings, mainly near the coast. - Sections of near-shore escape routes and secondary roads become weakened or washed out, especially in usually vulnerable low spots. - Major beach erosion with heavy surf breaching dunes. Strong and numerous rip currents. - Moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers. Several small craft broken away from moorings, especially in unprotected anchorages. * FLOODING RAIN - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: - Peak Rainfall Amounts: Additional 8-12 inches, with locally higher amounts - CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: Elevated - Emergency planning should include a reasonable threat for minor flooding where peak rainfall totals are near amounts conducive for localized flash flooding and rapid inundation. - To be safe, prepare for the potential of limited flooding rain impacts. - Localized flooding is possible. If flood related watches and warnings are issued, heed recommended actions. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited - Localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations. - Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter currents. Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may become swollen and overflow in spots. - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds become near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief road and bridge closures.