HOUSTON, TX - From Clear lake to the San Jacinto and Brazos Rivers, water worries are causing headaches across southeast Texas.
Overnight in Clear Lake, a 68-year-old woman and her dog both lost their lives after being pulled from a black Honda Civic found submerged near the 5100 block of NASA Parkway.
“The lady was transported by E.M.S. to St. Johns Hospital with CPR in progress,” said Constable Phil Sandlin with Precinct 8 Harris County Constables.
Attempts to save the dog failed on the scene, while the woman passed away in the late morning hours.
Flood waters took more of a toll on the Kingwood area as the West Fork San Jacinto River and Spring Creek converged.
“We had 3 feet of water in 1994, and we’ve never had water since then… I knew it was gonna be bad this time…I was like the last one to get out,” says resident, Nell Muehlbrad.
“It’s flooding where it never flooded before….there’s no guarantee nowadays, that you can build a house or buy a house, and not flood. It just doesn’t exist anymore,” expressed Connie Garcia, who also lives in the area.
And in Fort Bend County, an emergency meeting of the Commissioners Court extends the local state of disaster declaration for their county.
“Water is slowly receding from Richmond through the north of the county, continues to rise in Rosharon, we have approximately 20% of inundated by the river right now,” announced Fort Bend County Judge Robert E. Hebert.
The Brazos River ended up topping out at just short of 55 feet, and while the water is receding slowly, this weekend’s forecast could put an end to that.
“They tell us it’s probably going to be an inch to two inches, at most, which we can probably handle, but it could be up to 6 inches, in spots, well if it gets up to 6 inches, the river’s gonna come back up,” said Judge Hebert.
All over southeast Texas let us chant… rain, rain go away… and stay gone… at least for a little while.