'This is a nightmare event': Levee breached south of Houston

30 August, 2017, 02:03 | Author: Colin Gill
  • The Columbia lakes area lies south of Houston large parts of which remain under water four days after Harvey made landfall on the US Gulf Coast triggering widespread flooding

Volunteers and officers from the neighborhood security patrol help to rescue residents in the upscale River Oaks neighborhood after it was inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey on August 27, 2017, in Houston, Texas.

Levees at Columbia Lakes in Brazoria County have been breached, according to the official Brazoria County website.

Houston reservoirs full from storm Harvey's heavy rains are starting to overflow, forcing authorities to release more water into the city's swollen drainage system to alleviate pressure on two dams. "GET OUT NOW!" the county posted on Twitter at 10:30.

The releases will add to flooding in areas close to Buffalo Bayou, which flows through the centre of Houston, said Jeff Linder of Harris County's flood control district. Hurricane Harvey left a trail of devastation Saturday after the most powerful storm to hit the US mainland in over a decade slammed into Texas, destroying homes, severing power supplies, and forcing tens of thousands of residents to flee.

Officials told CBS News any residents who have not already evacuated should leave immediately.

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Harvey dropped almost 125 centimetres of rain - a record for a tropical storm in the continental United States - in Pearland, Texas, south-east of Houston, the National Weather Service said.

Harvey's havoc has continued to pour down, three days after the storm rammed Texas as a Category 4 hurricane, unleashing a torrent of rain, turning streets into rivers, and leaving thousands of residents stranded in flooded homes. Officials say that so far, over 3,500 people have been rescued.

The disaster is unfolding on an epic scale, with the nation's fourth-largest city mostly paralysed by the storm that parked itself over the Gulf Coast.

"We've got a lot of low-lying areas that are experiencing flooding", Trower said.

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