Swollen stream feeds flooding nearby Houston as residents flee

Large swaths of suburban communities southwest of Houston were underwater and hundreds of people were evacuated from their homes before a Brazos River reached 54.37 feet in Fort Bend County, only dual years after it had run dry in places since of drought.

Scott Overpeck, a National Weather Service meteorologist, pronounced that a Brazos will incline in a entrance days though that the levels will sojourn high for adult to 3 weeks, in partial since H2O will need to be expelled from distended reservoirs upriver.

About 40 people were discovered Sunday and Monday from low-lying homes in a flooded area of Simonton, a Fort Bend County village of about 800 residents.

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