Residents of some rural southeastern Texas counties were bracing for more flooding Tuesday along a river that had reached a record-high crest just two years after it had run dry in places because of drought. The National Weather Service said the Brazos River crested at nearly 54 feet Tuesday in Fort Bend County, which is just southwest of Houston and home to many suburbs.
That eclipsed the previous record by three feet and exceeded levels reached in 1994, when extensive flooding caused major damage. An area that’s no stranger to flooding has still found itself overwhelmed, CBS News correspondent Manuel Bojorquez reported. “Yeah, you’re prepared but you’re not prepared for eight or nine feet of water,” said one resident. READ MORE