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Houston CBS Affiliate KHOU Forced To Evacuate Building Due To Flooding

HOUSTON (CBSNewYork/AP) — Houston CBS affiliate KHOU-TV was forced to evacuate its building Sunday morning as floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey seeped in.

The station reported that water seeped into the first floor of the KHOU 11 building Sunday morning.

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Buffalo Bayou across the street from the station near downtown Houston was one of many locations that saw major flooding as Harvey – now a tropical storm – gripped the area, KHOU reported.

Water flooded the front entrance of the station’s building at 9 a.m. local time. News director Sally Ramirez posted video to Twitter.

Other images showed sand bags placed against another door had failed to stop the water that was already ankle deep.

KHOU’s Len Cannon was live when water started crawling toward the anchor desk in the studio, the station reported.

The newscast and newsroom operations were moved to a second-floor conference room afterward.

The entire building later had to be evacuated, and the staff were moved to a nearby Federal Reserve bank, reporter Jason Miles said on CBS News.

KHOU reported it also saw flooding in its building during Tropical Storm Allison in 2001.

As of Sunday morning, Harvey was a tropical storm with maximum sustained winds of 45 mph. The storm made landfall late Friday as a powerful Category 4 hurricane.

At least two people were dead many more were injured as a result of the hurricane as of Sunday morning.

(© Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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