Strong storms cause flooding in parts of Huntsville and Navasota

February 16, 2012 3:58:00 AM PST
As the storms moved in Wednesday, it wasn't long before we heard about flooding in the northern parts of our viewing area.

According to Walker County Commissioner Ronnie White, thrain fell from about 10:30am to 1:30pm, dropping about three inches of rain, and forcing the closure of some roads, including Robinson Creek Road at FM 1374.

"It's probably been about five years since I've seen this water over this road like I'm looking at it today," White told Eyewitness News.

Officials with the Walker County Sheriff's Office say some streets, including 11th, 10th and 9th Streets were temporarily under water, but quickly drained.

There were also some cattle that were caught on an island surrounded by the high water and had to be rescued.

"I got a call and said that the cattle was trapped on an island," said rancher Lucky Smith. "I went to my barn, got my horse, hooked up my trailer and came over and guess I rescued them."

Smith said the water in some spots came up to the stirrups while he was on horseback.

He added that the drought made for a tough year for him and that he was glad to see some rain.

Grimes County officials told us that some roads around Navasota, including FM 3090, County Road 403 and County Road 419 were closed earlier Wednesday because of high water, but reopened shortly after.

There were also some reports of road closures in Anderson and Bedias.