When it rains it pours

June 25, 2014

It kept coming down. And down. And down.

When it was finally over, more than 9 inches of rain soaked some areas.

A drought-buster? Only time will tell.

Rain began falling early Sunday morning and didn’t quit until late Sunday afternoon.

The rain became a downpour at times, causing creeks to rise and roll. Some residents were stranded and had to be evacuated. The same for motorists caught in high water.

Rising water entered some homes and businesses.

Hood County needed the rain but not the perils from flooding.

“I wish it (the rain) could go on all week,” said one man, obviously not one of the flood victims.

STRANDED CAR: A woman who had been driving this Plymouth Breeze had to be rescued by firefighters after it was swept off the roadway by floodwaters Sunday afternoon on Cimmaron Trail in deCordova. Emergency personnel rescued residents and motorists in other areas of the county.

FORKLIFT HELP: Three men used their forklift to move this large shipping container off of Fall Creek Highway after floodwaters had floated a number of items away from Coker & Co. Custom Homes Sunday afternoon. The shipping container was one of three that had floated from behind the Coker property, although this was the only one that made it as far as the roadway.

FAST AND FURIOUS: Raging floodwaters spill over an embankment surrounding a stock pond just off Temple Hall Highway during Sunday afternoon’s torrential rainfall.

SWEPT AWAY: Granbury High School student Lyndsey Sager, 15, sweeps floodwater out of the back door of the Coker & Co. Custom Homes office on Fall Creek Highway Sunday afternoon. Her mother, Mary Kay Sager, is manager of Coker & Co.

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