Levee Breaks South of Houston "Get Out Now" Tweeted

Officials Warn Residents South Of Houston To Leave After A Columbia Lakes Levee Breach: 'Get Out Now!'

He said that a mandatory evacuation order was issued Sunday.

Earlier on Tuesday, a report by local ABC affiliate KTRK indicated the Addicks Reservoir due west of Houston might spill over for the first time in its history.

More than 17,000 people are seeking refuge in Texas shelters, the American Red Cross said, and the number looks certain to grow.

Houston, the country's fourth largest city, has been inundated with flooding as result of Harvey, which made landfall late Friday as a Category 4 hurricane and lingered as a tropical storm over the weekend.

Brazoria County is located just south of the city of Houston, and includes cities like Pearland, Angleton and Lake Jackson.

"They need to get out". Meanwhile, the tropical storm appeared to be gathering strength once again on the Gulf coast.

The levee at Columbia Lakes has been breached!

Hurricane Harvey may not have wreaked absolute havoc as a storm, but the aftermath it left behind is disgusting for the state of Texas. Sylvester said the Coast Guard was taking more than 1,000 calls per hour.

Mr Turner has inisisted that a mass evacuation of millions of people by auto was a greater risk than enduring the storm.

Brazoria is one of 12 counties Texas Gov. Greg Abbott requested be added to the presidential disaster declaration. A shortage of beds means some people will have to sleep on chairs or the floor.

"This is something we've never faced before", Jeff Lindner of Harris County's flood control district said.

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