Several residents threatened by rising flood waters in South Texas due to near feet of rain over the last several days
Many local rivers and creeks are swollen due to so much rain over such a short period of time. Some major rivers, such as the Bravos near Richmond and Rosenberg along with the West Fork San Jacinto near Conroe, TX, have already breached their banks and are flooding many nearby homes and subdivisions.
Many local residents from Rosenberg, TX , where the flooding threat from the Brazos River seems more imminent, say this is the highest they’ve ever seen flood waters. Mandatory evacuations went into effect early Monday and a record-breaking crest is expected Tuesday at more than a foot and a half above previous record.
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Sections of I-59 could potentially shut down later today and water is already creeping up quickly. Local officials are asking all residents to plan your routes carefully and exercise vigilance until flood waters begin to recede late Wednesday.
More Rain in the Forecast?
Unfortunately, yes more afternoon showers and storms are expected today and tomorrow as as potent upper-level low pressure system ejecting out of New Mexico and into the mid-south pumping in more Gulf moisture aiding in the development of more rain in the coming days. Flash Flood Watches remain in effect until Thursday.