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Mandatory evacuation plans come from local officials. Evacuations are based on zip codes. When the call comes, you need to be ready to evacuate.

Local officials make decisions to evacuate before a storm makes landfall. Hurricanes are extremely unpredictable and can become much more dangerous in a matter of hours. It is not safe to wait.

The first method of citizen communication will be the City's Official Facebook Page. We also have a Twitter account @LakeJacksonTX

You can also learn of evacuations through the following:

  • Cable channel 16
  • City website 
  • Local news stations and media outlets

Should you choose to stay, please remember there are no shelters in Brazoria County. Also, please know emergency crews will be unable to assist you during the storm.

Evacuation Routes

There are no mandatory routes you must take when evacuating from Lake Jackson. 

Please know the state will provide gas, water, and food on all designated evacuation routes. 

They are:  

  • State Highway 36
  • State Highway 288
  • State Highway 6
  • Interstate 45
  • State Highway 290
  • Interstate 10

If you choose to take alternate routes, essential services such as food, fuel, etc. are not guaranteed.


If you do not have a car or other vehicle and you cannot get a ride with friends, neighbors or family, you may register in advance for a ride by dialing 2-1-1.