That would break a 2016 record high. Already, more than 50,000 residents are under mandatory evacuation orders.
Fort Bend County Judge Robert Hebert said in a press release Monday that the unprecedented rainfall has put more stress on the levees than they can handle.
The Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management has released a list of areas under mandatory evacuation:
“…a flood of this magnitude is an 800 year event and it exceeds the design specifications of our levees, and is potentially dangerous for a good portion of Fort Bend County. A fifty-nine foot river level threatens to overtop many of the levees in our area. As a result, I am ordering both voluntary and mandatory evacuations for many of the levee improvement districts along the Brazos River, based on all specific facts pertaining to each levee."
Richmond Mandatory Evacuation Declaration / Declaracion de Evacuaciones Mandatorias en Richmond
Rosenberg Mandatory Evacuation Order/ Orden de Evacuacion Mandatoria en Rosenberg
City of Simonton Voluntary Evacuation/Evacuacion Voluntaria en la Ciudad de Simonton
City of Simonton Mandatory Evacuation/Evacuacion Mandatoria de la ciudad de Simonton
San Bernard River Mandatory Evacuation & Brazos River Voluntary Evacuation [Text]/Evacuacion Mandatoria en el Rio San Bernard & Evacuacion Voluntaria del Rio Brazos
Residents in Fort Bend County Living Within Some Levees [Neighborhood Names]/Residentes en el Condado de Fort Bend que viven alrededor de algunos diques.