Another Texas city orders residents to evacuate - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

Another Texas city orders residents to evacuate

Posted: Updated:
(AP) -

A rising river swollen by torrential rain this week has prompted another Texas city to order a mandatory evacuation of some homes.

Officials in Rosenberg -- located 35 miles southwest of Houston -- on Saturday ordered the evacuation of houses in several neighborhoods near the Brazos River.

The evacuation order was to take effect at 2 p.m. Sunday.

The city has a population of 34,000.

The river was expected to reach record levels and crest at more than 53 feet on Tuesday.

Major flood stage for the river is 50 feet.

 A shelter is being set up for residents in the nearby city of Richmond.

Simonton, another city in Fort Bend County, earlier Saturday issued a mandatory evacuation order due to the rising Brazos River for most of its 800 residents.

Powered by Frankly