Experts are warning of more severe damage as the impact of flood waters from Hurricane Harvey is causing infrastructure to collapse. According to the Houston Press, residents of Brazoria County, south of Houston, have been told to evacuate immediately due to a breach in the Columbia Lakes levee.
The photo above shows the area around the Brazos River flooded as the river reached a new record of 59 feet.
This comes after the Brazos River rose to historic levels on Monday, a development that made it highly unlikely the levee would hold for the duration of the Harvey flooding. The area endangered is West Columbia, a town of about 4,000 people located about 60 miles outside of Houston alongside the Columbia Lakes, a levee system built to hold back the Brazos River, a part of the section outside of Houston that has seen some of the most intense destruction in the wake of Harvey.
“The Brazos River is being pounded, and all of that water is coming down from the tributaries and creeks into the river,” a Brazoria County official told CNN. “All the roads around us are flooded. We don’t have any evacuation routes to tell people to take.”
CNN reports more details in this 11-minute video.
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