Water closing in on residents near Brazos River in Richmond

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Water closing in on residents near Brazos River in Richmond. (KTRK)

Residents in Richmond are trying to save what they can from flooded homes and prepare themselves for what's to come.

The Brazos River has already swallowed some homes and is threatening others.

"It's never high like this," Eduardo Solis said. "I grew up here. It's heartbreaking to see."

In the small neighborhood south of Highway 90 and the Brazos River, Richmond police have blocked off roads and have encouraged people to leave.

"The river will stay high, for the rest of the week and the weekend. This is going to be here awhile," said Richmond Police Lt. Lowell Neinast.

A shelter is available for evacuated residents Frist Baptist Church of Richmond, 502 S. 5th Street.


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