Texas City residents cleaning up after flooding

TEXAS CITY, TX (KTRK) -- An unlucky handful of Texas City families are cleaning water out of their homes.

"We're just taking out the water that flooded in the dining room," Mario Sanchez said. "The weather was crazy."

He's cleaning the floors of their home after record rainfall in Galveston County this weekend.

On Saturday much of Texas City was drenched in rain for hours on end.
That created a street flooding in many neighborhoods including the area off Palmer Highway near 34th Street.

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Now, these families and officials are nervous with the prospect of more rain on the way.

"I would describe it as heightened alert," Galveston County Judge Mark Henry said. "We have been in touch with the state of Texas, Chief Kidd with the TDEM, let him know that at this point we don't need anything, but we have him in speed dial if we do."

Henry said the county has been monitoring weather conditions closely for the last 48 hours. Brazoria County told us the same -- they're in close contact with the National Weather Service, and watching road conditions.

After a weekend of work brought on by bad weather at home - most will head back to their jobs tomorrow, and hope for the best.

"You watch the weather and you watch the news and you're alert and you're aware of what's coming," resident Chad Sturm said. "This was the worst that I've seen, and hopefully it doesn't keep going like this."
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