Reservoirs being released; residents concerned

Thanks to the rains from Harvey, officials deciding to release water from the Addicks and Barker reservoirs in West Harris and Fort Bend counties. Bill Spencer from our TV partner KPRC 2 told KTRH that many residents are concerned.

“The water that is being released is going to flood their homes and their streets tonight into tomorrow morning,” Spencer said.

Residents immediately adjacent to the Addicks and Barker reservoirs are urged to remain alert and take precautionary measures.

The city of Conroe called for evacuations in some neighborhoods, including McDade Estates, around Lake Conroe as record levels of water are being released from the dam, according to a press release from the city.

Fort Bend County has issued a mandatory evacuation order for residents in low lying areas surrounding the Brazos Rover. This includes several areas in Missouri City.

As for the storm, we are also looking at a possible second landfall from Harvey as he moves back towards the Gulf of Mexico. Richard Pasche at the National Hurricane center says forget about the center of Harvey. Prepare for more rain.

“This is a rain event. The motion of the center is insignificant to the flooding that’s occurring,” Pasche stated.

Officials are calling Harvey an “800 year storm.”

In other news, President Donald Trump may be visiting Texas as early as Tuesday.

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