Evacuations In Place As River Is Rising Very Fast In The Houston-Area, USA
Officials say they expect a swollen suburban Houston river to keep rising and to remain high throughout the weekend and they have suggested that those living near its banks may want to leave.
Harris County Flood Control District officials haven’t ordered residents of subdivisions along the West Fork of the San Jacinto River to leave, but they have said it may not be a bad idea.
Spokeswoman Kim Jackson said Wednesday that the district is closely monitoring the situation and is working to alert residents of the potential dangers. She says water released from the Lake Conroe dam is contributing to the surge, as is runoff from two flooded creeks.
The area has a history of flooding and many homes are elevated on stilts or mounts.
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