Tropical Depression Bill caused heavy rains, flash flooding

Most of the rain was concentrated west of Houston. And where it came down, it really came down. El Campo in Wharton County got hit particularly hard and people there want the rain to stop.

Sean Gibson hasn't seen this much water in El Campo in a long time.

"This was the first in probably 10 years," Gibson said.

El Campo is dealing with the effects of nearly a foot of rain from tropical storm bill. The Tres Palacios Rivers is out of its banks and threatening homes.

Over night, city officials say three homes had water inside.

In Sealy, the situation wasn't much different. Cyril Stastny has lived in his home for more than 20 years and said he has never seen flooding like this.

"I woke up this morning and seen it before I was gonna go to work," Stastny said, "And I said, 'No, I'm gonna wait and see what this weather's gonna do."

Water covers Stastny's entire lawn and has reached the edge of his garage.

Carl Floyd lives down the street.

"Most recently the Memorial Day floods, we had a lot of water but not nearly this much," Floyd said. "Maybe half of this on Memorial Day."

Several roads in the Sealy area are still blocked off because of high water. The Sealy Police Chief advises families to stay off the roads Wednesday.

With all the steady rain from Tropical Storm Bill across southeast Texas, there's growing concern about what's in store for the waterways. Many watching the Brazos River near Richmond. The National Weather Service projected the river could reach record level once again by late Saturday into Monday.

As for Sugar Land, city officials called Bill just a "rain event" at this point. They deactivated their emergency response management. Fortunately, water is draining. As of Wednesday morning, there was no street flooding to report.

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