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Two Houston water reservoirs overflowing, nearby residents encouraged to leave
August 29, 2017 / 2:10 PM / a month ago

Two Houston water reservoirs overflowing, nearby residents encouraged to leave

(Reuters) - Houston reservoirs that have contained heavy rains from Tropical Storm Harvey are starting to overflow, forcing authorities to release more water into the city’s swollen drainage system to alleviate pressure on two dams, Harris County officials said on Tuesday.

County officials are monitoring six neighborhoods around the reservoirs and encouraged residents in those areas to evacuate before the water levels rise.

Reporting by Gary McWilliams; Editing by Bill Trott

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