Approximately 50 homes flooded in Brazoria Co. after early morning rains

Residents in parts of Danbury are cleaning up after they say water came into their homes during heavy rainfall overnight.

BRAZORIA COUNTY, Texas – Residents in parts of Danbury are cleaning up after they say water came into their homes and vehicles during heavy rainfall overnight.

Between midnight at 4 a.m., Danbury took on more than 9 inches of rain, and it caused quite the mess.

According to Danbury Police Chief Derek Dyson, about 50 homes were flooded. There were no reports of any injuries and the Red Cross and Salvation Army are assisting victims.

On the Danbury Talks Facebook page, one resident said she had six inches of water in her home. Others said 3rd Street was flooded by the school bus barn. Danbury ISD canceled classes for the day due to the hazardous roadways.

“It started scaring me. I just didn't want to get nobody trapped in the house,” Michael Land, a Danbury resident, said.

Flooding rains are a rarity here according to Land.

“I've been in my house nine years,” Land said. “I've sent get on the road a little bit, but I've never seen it like this.”

“I decided to break out the old kayak and go take it for spin,” Taylor Land, another Danbury resident, said.

As neighbors checked on neighbor by boat, livestock struggled to find higher ground.

“I've never seen anything like this before. This is the first time I've ever seen anything like it it's weird it's crazy,” Ben Peavy, a Danbury ISD student, said.

Related: Latest weather & traffic updates

A Flash Flood Warning for Brazoria and Galveston counties has expired, but a Flash Flood Watch continues for most of the Houston area through the afternoon.

Raw video: High water in Santa Fe, TX (Credit: Gerrit Smith)

 

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