Reporter: ‘If that dam breaks — downtown Houston is gone!’

While it’s true that Hurricane Harvey has caused residents major problems, matters could get worse

HOUSTON, Tex. (INTELLIHUB) — As floodwaters carried in from Hurricane Harvey continue to rise one of the city’s oldest dams is already spilling over and threatening to burst.

Officials and longtime residents of the city fear that the Addicks dam could potentially burst after reaching capacity and over-spilling into the reservoir at the rate of 10,000 cubic feet of water per second, according to a Fox News reporter who has been on scene since daybreak.

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Texas National Guard soldiers arrive in Houston, Texas to aid citizens in heavily flooded areas from the storms of Hurricane Harvey. (Photos by Lt. Zachary West , 100th MPAD) (Texas Military Department/Flickr)

‘The historic rainfall has reached an 800-year level,’ the reporter explained on live TV.

“Ten-thousand square feet per second of water is flowing out of that reservoir […] one of two that make up the flood system here in Houston that protects the downtown,” he said. “If one of these reservoirs or that levy breaks then downtown Houston is gone!”

Youtuber DAHBOO77 explains the situation residents are facing in the following video:

“They are expecting another massive surge and a wall of water,” DAHBOO77 said, adding that many people have “nowhere to go.”

Officials have warned residents to evacuate.

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