Houston floods: Evacuation order after levee breaks

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On Monday, officials in Fort Bend County ordered the first mandatory evacuations along the Brazos River in Houston amid fears that the levees might collapse.

Brazoria County Judge Matt Sebesta says that the water has come over the levee in the northeast part of the subdivision and is starting to fill the area.

The Addicks and Barker reservoirs outside Houston hit record levels on Tuesday.

Officials of Brazoria County, Texas have urged residents in the Columbia Lakes area, South of Houston, to evacuate immediately following a breach of the levee at the Brazos river.

More than four days after the storm ravaged the Texas coastline as a Category 4 hurricane, authorities have confirmed only three deaths.

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Two Houston reservoirs are overflowing, despite a controlled water release that aimed to prevent flooding downtown. It comes as Harvey, which has crippled Houston with historic floodwaters, continues to dump rain on the region .

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"They need to get out".

Flooding from Tropical Storm Harvey in Houston.

Rescuers are still plucking people from vantage points around the city's submerged neighborhoods. Meanwhile, the tropical storm appeared to be gathering strength once again on the Gulf coast. 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. "We don't have any evacuation routes to tell people to take".

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.

"This is something we've never faced before", Jeff Lindner of Harris County's flood control district said.

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