For residents of Aransas Pass, TX, it’s hard to recognize their own town after intensive rains left much of the area along the gulf underwater.
According to the Houston Chronicle, the town received over 12 inches of rain over the course of five hours on May 16. This incredible amount of water caused many homes to be flooded and roadways were completed washed out.
When the storm passed, inches of rain water left behind caused damaged sewer lines and power outages across the area.
Many residents had to be rescued from their homes, but crews could only access them by navigating boats through the neighborhood streets.
Those who dared to brave the roads often struggled to get through dangerous terrain, including massive potholes.
Some residents were forced to abandon their vehicle after becoming stuck in the floodwaters.
Even after the skies cleared, rescue workers and residents have a long road to recovery ahead of them.
Currently, those affected by the floods can find shelter at the Aransas Pass Civic Center. If you’d like to find out more about how to help the citizens of Aransas Pass, visit the city’s official Facebook page.