Levee Breaks South of Houston "Get Out Now" Tweeted

Get out now;’ Harvey floodwaters breach key levees threaten neighborhoods

Hurricane Harvey may not have wreaked absolute havoc as a storm, but the aftermath it left behind is terrible for the state of Texas.

A levee in Texas's Brazoria County has been breached, with local officials urging residents to "get out now" as Tropical Storm Harvey continues to hammer the Lone Star State.

The downtown areas of Brazoria, Sweeny and West Columbia were clear of major flooding Tuesday morning, Trower 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.

However, the levees were not created to handle the expected 59 foot (18 meters) crest of the Brazos River which authorities say represented an 800 year flood event.

One Houston woman said she presumes six members of a family, including four of her grandchildren, died after their van sank into Greens Bayou in East Houston. It's expected to dump up to two more feet of rain before the storm dissipates, which has authorities saying the worst could still be ahead, reported CBS Dallas / Fort Worth. The system will then head north and lose its tropical strength. He said that a mandatory evacuation order was issued Sunday. Mayor Turner put the number saved by police at more than 3,000, while the Coast Guard said it had also rescued more than 3,000 by boat and air and was taking more than 1,000 calls per hour. So we can assume the stark message above was intended for people who did not leave in the face of the warning.

The US president and his wife, Melania, set off for Texas earlier on Tuesday, although they were not scheduled to visit Houston itself. A shortage of beds means some people will have to sleep on chairs or the floor.

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