River Plantation in Montgomery Co. community evacuated due to rising water

CONROE, TX (KTRK) -- So many homeowners in River Plantation in Montgomery County are worried about what will happen to their house tonight because of the rising flood waters.

With the San Jacinto River nearby and Lake Conroe, all the water from the intense rain we have had, has to go somewhere.

The Kemps decided to pack what they could and leave for night, along with about a dozen other families.

In the Kemps' home, everything they could move is up on the sofa in the living room.

Stacked up to spare it from possible flood waters.

The Kemp's house in River Plantation flooded in 1994. They didn't live here then, but don't want to lose their belongings, taking treasured family pictures and heirlooms.

"Been through lots of ups and downs in life. So hey. Get through this one," neighbor Sandy Trotter said.

Friends got off work to help them pack and move furniture.

Trucks outside are loaded up.

Still, although just possessions, it's tough to go.

Teresa Kemp became emotional speaking of losing her belongings.

"You just hope that it's all here and this is just for nothing. But it sure is a mess," she said.

The evacuations are voluntary in the area.

Copyright © 2020 KTRK-TV. All Rights Reserved.