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30 August 2017, 02:03 | Franklin Nunez
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He said the county is trying to determine where the water will go, specifically from the north end of the Addicks reservoir. The downtown are has not flooded yet.
"This is something we've never seen before", he said. So far, 30,000 people have evacuated and sought shelter. Crews on the ground, however, were preparing for the grim reality that fatalities may soar once the floodwaters recede.
Harvey made landfall as a category four hurricane before diminishing, but even with the drop in strength, thousands have been displaced by the storm, which made landfall as a category four hurricane. The general area wasn't hit almost as hard as Galveston, Rockport and Port Arthur to the immediate northwest, though plants, other businesses and residential areas have largely been closed or evacuated entirely.
Brazoria County officials said the levee at Columbia Lakes had breached and told residents to "Get out Now!"
The county's official Twitter account sent this message: "GET OUT NOW!" The driver got out and urged the children to escape through the back door, Ms Saldivar said, but they could not.
The Houston metro area covers about 10,000 square miles, and is crisscrossed by about 1,700 miles of channels, creeks and bayous that drain into the Gulf of Mexico, about 50 miles to the south east.
According to CNBC, the Houston reservoirs that contained the heavy rainfall from the storm have started to overflow and officials have released additional water into the city's drainage system to limit the pressure on two dams in the counties.
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