How long will it take Houston floodwaters to recede?

ABC News chief meteorologist Ginger Zee discusses what residents of Houston can expect in terms of water levels and destruction when they return to their homes.
1:05 | 08/30/17

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America" I have good news. Tropical storm Harvey is now moving faster than it has since it moved landfall north at nine miles per hour the update from the national hurricane center. Bridge city, Louisiana, still raining heavily this morning. Areas from Beaumont to port Arthur picking up more than 20 inches overnight. Those are the spots that are saying thank goodness it's moving faster because that rain shield is so heavy right along the state line of Louisiana and Texas there. Still in a flash flood emergency and the flash flood watches now extend all the way up into parts of Arkansas and even Memphis. You know what, even Cincinnati will get some rain from this. How much rain looks like a lot of the places in the red here anywhere between 4 and 6 inches locally you could see heavier spots and then just as I said before, just because the rain stopped in Houston for the most part does not mean it's over. The San Jacinto river is a place we're concerned about because river levels are so high they're backing up into communities like Kingwood and humble still as we speak and will for days to come. The west and east fork come together in lake Houston which is where Houston gets its water by the way and eventually makes its way to galveston bay.

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