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Swollen river feeds flooding near Houston as residents flee

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RICHMOND, Texas (AP) -- Residents of some rural southeastern Texas counties were bracing for more flooding along a river that has reached a record-high.
Large swaths of suburban communities southwest of Houston were underwater Tuesday. Hundreds of people were evacuated from their homes before the Brazos River reached 54 feet in Fort Bend County. That comes just two years after it had run dry in places because of drought.
An additional 1 to 3 inches of rain expected later this week could keep the Brazos in major flood stage into the weekend.
During four days of torrential rain last week, at least six people died in floods in Texas.
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