Fort Bend County drying up slowly

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FORT BEND COUNTY, TX - The was shining down on the Brazos River Sunday, but the effects of Saturday's storms still lingered, as the water continued to rise and overflow into neighborhoods across Fort Bend County.

"It just seemed like last night the rain just kept falling, and so we ended up getting 2.5 to 3 inches of rain across Fort Bend County, which did cause water to get up even a little higher, and closer to homes, it was a little more threatening," said Jeff Braun, Fort Bend County Emergency Management Coordinator.

Braun said Simonton, Richmond, and Rosenberg were all under either voluntary or mandatory evacuations Saturday night. While most residents returned to their homes Sunday, water was still high in many areas.

“We're monitoring [the Brazos River] every hour to check the flood stage, and it's kind of holding constant right now at 49.5 feet,” Rosenberg Police Lieutenant William Henry assessed Sunday afternoon, “It's projected to come up another half-a-foot at least by Monday.”

However, even with such high water, Lt. Henry said as of Sunday afternoon, no flooding had been reported in homes in the area, which is a big relief for the police department and residents in Rosenberg.

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