Houston - Now that it finally stopped raining in H-Town, guess what? There's still a heck of a lot of water everywhere.
So much water that the Harris County Flood Control District tweeted out "Addicks and Barker reservoirs are currently holding 130 Astrodomes of water." Now that's a lot of water!
Folks living around the Addicks Reservoir aren't out of the woods yet. Bear Creek resident Cynthia Colby says "the problem is not getting better, its getting worse."
The National Weather Service issued a flood warning to residents there early Friday morning until further notice.
"They told my neighbor that by Sunday this street Pine Mountain will not be passable," Colby said. "That the water is definitely going to flood this street."
Talk about feeling helpless!
Knowing your street is definitely going to flood can't be comforting. "I'm not in fear of my house being washed away," Colby continued. "I think the dams like they say are doing their jobs, but I can see the water slowly moving in...definitely."
"I opened for the business, but no customers coming...there's otherwise too much flooding on the Hwy 6," Bear Creek business owner Piuish Bhakta declared.
The US Army Corps. of Engineers have indicated the Barker Reservoir may cause street flooding early next week.
In Wharton, evacuated residents have moved to higher ground at the local shelter.
On Thursday evening, the Colorado River crested nine feet above flood stage there! "And I know then, at that time, it was coming in that fast, it was time to get out," Darrell Scarlett said.
Dorris Smith echoed that sentiment. "I was kind of scared because I can't swim, for one thing," she confessed.
Meantime, clean-up crews are busy at work at one of the city's hardest hit areas in Greenspoint. Over 400 workers tackled one complex.
"We have a total of almost 1,500 apartments damaged within a few blocks of here," apartment complex owner Steve Moore shared.
Mayor Sylvester Turner was on the scene to help crews with debris removal ahead of sheltered families returning.
"I'm not gonna push people out of the shelters-- and make their situation worse-- out of the shelter," the mayor stated.
The city is also offering free Tetnus shots to the public and helping people get necessary medications.
"We're making a concerted effort to remove all of this debris as quickly as possible," Turner announced. "So that when people do come home- and they are in their units, they don't feel as though we're in a Third World country."
City officials say it's important to get debris out fast to avoid it becoming a mosquito breeding ground.
"We have to work quickly to try to get the city of Houston back to normal, as quickly as possible," one official shared.
Let the clean up begin!