Due to heavy rains and a storm Harvey dam overflowed.
Previously, engineers began releasing water from the dam Addicks, to prevent flooding adjacent to the reservoir areas.
But on Tuesday, according to the head of a staff on liquidation of consequences of floods of Jeff Lidner, the water rose above the maximum level, which is able to hold back the dam.
Unprecedented in Texas, rainfall has forced thousands of people to flee their flooded homes in a neighborhood of Houston, while rescuers continue to evacuate people who cannot leave.
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