Columbia Lakes levee south of Houston breached

The Columbia lakes area lies south of Houston large parts of which remain under water four days after Harvey made landfall on the US Gulf Coast triggering widespread flooding

The Columbia lakes area lies south of Houston large parts of which remain under water four days after Harvey made landfall on the US Gulf Coast triggering widespread flooding

Brazoria County spokeswoman Sharon Trower said Tuesday afternoon that the levee had been fortified. So we can assume the stark message above was intended for people who did not leave in the face of the warning.

The statement said there was only one way out of the area.

Virginia Saldivar told The Associated Press her brother-in-law was driving the van Sunday when a strong current took the vehicle over a bridge and into the bayou.

The disaster is unfolding on an epic scale, with the nation's fourth-largest city mostly paralysed by the storm that parked itself over the Gulf Coast.

Forecasters expect the storm to linger over the Gulf before heading back inland east of Houston sometime Wednesday.

Rescuers meanwhile continued plucking people from inundated Houston neighborhoods.

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Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said he expected Texas officials to decide within 48 hours whether to accept his offer, which comes as Louisiana deals with its own flooding.

"THERE ARE NO OTHER EVACUATION ROUTES OUT OF BRAZORIA COUNTY", the statement said, adding that one state highway "WILL NOT be open indefinitely and will be unpassable with additional rains and river flooding".

Hurricane Harvey may not have wreaked absolute havoc as a storm, but the aftermath it left behind is disgusting for the state of Texas.

The emergency shelter at Houston's convention center is housing nearly double it's capacity at 9,000 people as of Tuesday morning. A shortage of cots means some people will have to sleep on chairs or the floor.

Cedar Bayou, Texas, has recorded 51.88 inches of rain from Harvey, marking a new continental USA record, the National Weather Service said.

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