Houston-Area Levee Breached, Residents Told to ‘Get Out Now’
The levee at Columbia Lakes, south of Houston, has been breached, The Houston Chronicle reported Tuesday. Brazoria County officials are telling residents to “get out now.” Several Houston-area reservoirs, which have so far helped contain heavy rains from Tropical Storm Harvey, are beginning to overflow, CNBC reported. Authorities are trying to alleviate pressure on two of the dams by releasing water into the city’s already-swollen drainage system. Six neighborhoods are being monitored and officials are encouraging residents to evacuate.