Frayed Nerves on the Rising Brazos

While most of the Houston area is enjoying dry weather down river on the Brazos there are residents sweating out the rising water.

Mike Fipps lives in Bar X Ranch south of where major flooding had occurred earlier and has installed a water-filled barrier all around his home to keep the water out. “Until the Rosharon area falls below the 47 foot mark we’re going to continue to see a rise in water. Right now it’s rising slowly and hopefully will come to crest in our area soon, and we can all have a big sigh of relief here shortly.”

Angleton Mayor Jason Perez says his city is doing okay but the community to the north is underwater. “It’s the Longhorn subdivision and Oakwood Estates, just off Highway 35 on the west side of the city. There are some homes there that do have water in them.”

Sharon Trower, Public Information Officer for Brazoria County, says areas around Rosharon are receding and 1462 is now dry. She says flooding is reported around Holiday Lake and the areas near Angleton.

At 1pm Wednesday the Brazos at Richmond was at 39 feet.

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