Jesus Martinez cleans his feet after walking through floodwater, as he and his family prepare to evacuate Sunday, May 29, 2016, in Richmond, Texas. (Jon Shapley/Houston Chronicle via AP)
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Residents of some rural southeast Texas counties braced for more flooding along a river that is expected to crest at a record level just two years after it had run dry in places because of drought.National Weather Service meteorologists predicted the Brazos River would crest at 53.5 feet by midday Tuesday in Fort Bend County, three feet above the previous record and topping a 1994 flood that caused extensive damage.About 40 people were rescued from late Sunday to Monday from homes in a low-lying neighborhood flooded with up to three feet of water in Simonton, a town in Fort Bend County with about 800 residents.
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