Mandatory evacuation issued for area of Lake Jackson near Oyster Creek

LAKE JACKSON, Texas - As the floodwaters continue to rise in Lake Jackson, a mandatory evacuation was been issued for residents living on Dewberry Street, Dewberry Court and Strawberry Drive Friday night around 10:30 p.m.

The city has called in for extra help to stop the water.

Crews will be working through Friday night to protect what they can.

Firefighters called on the football team to help.

As some of the remaining residents of Lake Jackson evacuated, a team of city workers and volunteers came in.

The crew loaded onto heavy-duty trucks and boats and headed to back into flooded neighborhoods.

"Just trying to help out my community," Trevor Barnes said.

"It’s pretty bad. It got pretty bad pretty quick," Cody Norris said.

The crew is trying to fill sandbags and build a dam to keep the floodwaters out of as many homes as possible, but it’s an uphill battle.

Paramedics took a worker to the hospital for a foot injury and EMTs treated another worker for dehydration.

During the day, the waters had already taken over – rising by the hour as locals and their pets attempted to evacuate.

"It’s rising quicker and quicker and there’s not much more we can do but save what we can," Norris said.

Some areas are still under a mandatory evacuation order and residents are not being allowed back in to get anything.

Police said it’s too dark and too dangerous.

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