More rain hits southeast Texas

The San Bernard River near Brazoria TX flooded very quickly today. It came up over 6' in just a few hours. Several boats have been sunk/stuck under boat houses. (Photo by: David Pope)

July 2, 2010 8:47:43 AM PDT
It's another rainy day around southeast Texas. A flood watch has been extended until 4pm. There are several river flood warnings in our southwest counties, including Brazoria, Fort Bend, Wharton, Matagorda. The Tres Palacios River and San Bernard River are expected to crest above flood stage today.

Rain has been coming down all morning so far. Some areas have seen up to 2 inches of rain on top what they got yesterday. The ongoing flooding threat continues today, especially if we see rain in the same spots that got heavy rain yesterday.

Sweeny and West Columbia were among the hardest hit areas Thursday with some spots receiving almost 10 inches of rain. Most of the water has since receded.

At one point, West Columbia issued an advisory, asking residents to stay in their homes. In Sweeny, high waters flooded dozens of homes and forced several streets to close.

Bell Creek spilled over its banks and on to State Highway 35. It got so bad that emergency crews had to shut down the roadway for a few hours. Officials in Sweeny say as many as 30 families were flooded out.

Rain chances stay high through the holiday weekend. Stronger storms with lightning become more likely Sunday. For the latest forecast, check our main weather page. And if you're not in front of the TV or a computer, you can track our wet weather with our free ABC13 iPhone and Android app.


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