Record-High Floods Leave Thousands Displaced In Texas

Flooding in eastern Texas has reached a record high, causing thousands to evacuate.

Cattle are driven west away from the surging Brazos River in Brazoria County, Texas on June 2, 2016.

Nearly the entire eastern half of Texas is under a flash flood watch or warning as the effects of days of heavy rains linger in creeks and rivers. At least six people died in floods last week in Central and Southeast Texas.


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Streets along the Brazos River are closed in Rosenberg, Texas on June 2.

Storms off the southeast Texas coast in the Gulf of Mexico are threatening to worsen flooding in places like Brazoria and Fort Bend counties, southwest of Houston, where residents near the Brazos River have been forced to leave their homes.

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A baby armadillo crosses a flooded road in Booth, Texas on June 1.

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Mia Le walks down Aqua Vista Drive past flooded townhouses as she tries to make her way home near Kingwood, Texas on June 2.

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An aerial view of homes in the Horseshoe Bend area on the banks of the Brazos River, on June 1.

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Two men stand on the Dry Creek Bridge as they look on at a stranded vehicle from the rising floodwater in Austin, Texas on May 27.

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An alligator crosses Sawmill Road near Brazos Bend State Park in floodwaters in Fort Bend County after heavy rainfall, outside Houston, Texas, on June 1.

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Parker County Technical Rescue personnel bring Elizabeth and Tim Jenkins away from their flooded home on the Brazos River, on June 1.

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People fill up sandbags as local creeks and Lake Brownwood spilled over their banks in Brownwood, Texas, on May 31.

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A house is flooded by water from the rain-swollen Brazos River in Richmond, Texas on May 31.


Morgan's Point Resort Fire and Rescue team works on Lake Belton near the scene of an accident at Fort Hood, Owl Creek Park near Gatesville, Texas, on June 2. 

Fort Hood says five soldiers are dead and four are still missing after an Army troop truck was washed from a low-water crossing and overturned in a rain-swollen creek.

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A portion of Riverside Drive in Tahitian Village washed out in Bastrop, Texas on May 30.

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Jason Lucas, left, his wife, Eloise Lucas, center, and their daughter, Ava Lucas, 10, paddle down a road to get to their home in Booth, Texas on June 1.

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Rosenberg firefighters motor past submerged cars and homes as they survey the damage along the Brazos River in Richmond, Texas, on May 31.

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Responders with Texas Search and Rescue look inside a truck that was swept away in a flood and recovered from a pond in southern Austin, Texas, on May 31.

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Houses are submerged in floodwaters in the Horseshoe Bend area on the banks of the Brazos River on June 1.

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Jim Lennon walks through the garage of a townhouse that was broken down when floodwaters from the San Jacinto river rushed through the first floor, on June 2 near Kingwood, Texas.

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