Woman's body found floating on flooded west Houston street, neighbor says

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Rapidly-rising floodwaters surprised residents on Houston's west side.

A woman in west Houston who was trying to get a glimpse of the rising water around her home says she saw a body floating face down in waist-deep water.

Reporter Marla Carter was on Gessner and Warrenton when she met the woman who witnessed the first believed victim of flooding in Houston.

Houston police said a doctor found the body of a woman on the west side.

The eyewitness said she heard a commotion and saw her neighbor Ron, who spotted the woman's body floating down the street.

He and another man, a doctor who lives on the woman's street, tried to save her, but it was apparently too late.

On this part of Gessner, several vehicles were found submerged in high water.

The waters were slowly receding, but neighbors on the street said they feared they would rise once again.

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Marla Carter spoke to a woman who saw the incident unfold as she was standing in chest-deep waters.



Stranded cars are being towed away by wrecker drivers in the area after the rising waters surprised some people in the area.

Mayor Sylvester Turner urged residents to take shelter and to stay off the roadways if you do not have to be out.

The heavy rains are only complicated by nightfall, where visibility is low and the depth of these flooded streets is not always apparent.

Again, if you do not have to be outdoors, stay inside and monitor the situation with ABC13 and ABC13.com

If you should come upon high water, do not risk your life or your vehicle. Turn around, don't drown.

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