'Epic, catastrophic flooding' Thousands trapped in Houston area

Our station in Houston is reporting on the devastating flooding in the Houston area, which could continue for days.


HOUSTON - There is "extraordinarily dangerous flooding" in southeast Houston, according to Jeff Lindner with the Harris County Flood Control District.

"We are getting calls from people climbing into their attic. This is along I-45 between downtown and Clear Lake," Lindner said. "This is along Berry Bayou, Beamer Ditch, Turkey Creek, portions of Clear Creek, Vince Bayou, Little Vince Bayou in Pasadena," he said. "Pretty much the entire southeast side of Harris County has had 13 to 15 inches of rain in three hours."

Lindner said they're also seeing flooding along portions of Hunting Bayou, downtown along Buffalo Bayou, Brays Bayou and Keegan's Bayou.

"Virtually every watershed in this county, minus the extreme east side, is facing very significant flooding right now," Lindner said.

Lindner calls the rainfall totals "staggering."

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