Meyerland residents anxiously await storm approaching Houston area

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Memories are still fresh for victims of Memorial Day flooding (KTRK)

Just the threat of rain terrifies Meyerland homeowner Erin Anders.

"I start sweating and freaking out and wondering what is going to happen," Anders said.

When it starts falling, the Anders family will do all they can.

"Drop our pool and pray we are going to be safe," says Anders.

Even the Anders children start asking if it's going to flood as they are tucked into bed. It's a story they share with so many on their street after last Memorial Day. A historical flood swept through the home they had just moved in to.

Anders says, "We'd only made one mortgage payment, if that."

They kept one water line on a pocket door for family history. Anders hopes the new mayor will make drainage issues and flooding a thing of the past. She says, "I appreciate the potholes but I would like our homes to stay dry."

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Residents in Meyerland are anxiously awaiting the arrival of a slow-moving storm that could bring about a chance of severe flooding in the Houston area.

Even former Congressman Chris Bell tweeted, "When severe weather is on its way, Meyerland trembles. Hope federal, county and city are expediting flood projects."

A couple miles away lifelong resident Sheila Armstrong is in storm mode too.

"It gives me an anxious, prepared, cautious feeling of do we have everything in place," Armstrong said.

Armstrong says she'll evacuate this time if she needs to adding, "I'm gonna watch it very carefully and I will leave even in the middle of the night. Most of us around here don't sleep now because of what happened Memorial Day. So we'll be tuned in to Channel 13."

Some neighbors never returned to live on the Anders' street after the big flood. While they are back in their remodeled home, they can only hope they'll stay dry.

"I know you can't live in fear and this is our home," Anders said.

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