Brazos River Levels Continue to Rise Near Richmond
NEAR RICHMOND – River levels continue to rise at the Brazos River in Richmond, southwest of Houston.
A CHANNEL 5 NEWS crew had to abandon a spot near some evacuated homes due to the river rising so quickly.
Officials are advising people in the Houston area if they are in a safe place, to stay there.
Two of the city’s major reservoirs are almost full as the water level continues to rise.
So, instead of letting the water go over the spillways, they began a controlled release. That is sending more water into some of Houston’s bayous.
The flooding in Richmond is unprecedented and catastrophic. There are many power outages in the throughout southeast Texas.
The Harris County fire marshal is asking for anyone in the area with a high-profile vehicle to call in so they can help with rescues.
The city is now calling this a one-thousand year flood.
The river is expected to rise at least ten more feet by Tuesday afternoon. They said things will get much worse before they get better.