New evacuations were issued today as flooding continue to worsen in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, which made landfall as a category 4 storm and lingered over Houston as a tropical storm.
“If you are in a Mandatory Evacuation zone, please leave. If you don’t, you may be in danger and we may not be able to help,” the order from a county judge reads. “A fifty-nine foot river level threatens to overtop many of the levees in our area. As a result, I am ordering both voluntary and mandatory evacuations for many of the levee improvement districts along the Brazos River, based on all specific facts pertaining to each levee.”
The Brazos is expected to crest sometime tomorrow.
The damage has been catastrophic, as already more than 9 trillion gallons of rainfall has been dumped on the city and surrounding areas, causing unprecedented flooding. Rescuers asked for help as the worst is still to come, with the forecast shows several more days of rain ahead.
Scores of people have “lost everything” and at least 5 have died in the storm. But we’ve also seen the good in humanity, with countless good Samaritans coming to the aid of strangers in need.
Like this preacher, who was searching flooded cars for possible victims.
— Sara Donchey (@KPRC2Sara) August 27, 2017
More than 50,000 911 calls have been made, completely overwhelming rescue crews. This is a SWAT team member carrying off a mother and her child.
— ABC News (@ABC) August 28, 2017
Continued prayers as the worse is still ahead. Find out how you can get involved to HELP – click HERE.