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Brazos River Flooding

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Brazos River in Fort Bend County has surged to its highest level in over a century. The river is located about 30 miles southwest of Houston.

After days of heavy rain, flooding continues to occur in the area outside of Houston which has killed six people and damaged many homes.

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch for the week in Houston, Dallas, Austin, Fort Worth, and San Antonio. Due to the thunderstorms, “10 inches of rain could fall in the Houston area in the coming days.”

The city of Houston has “activated its emergency operations center and opened evacuation shelters” in case more heavy rain causes flooding.

via: Reuters