As the sun began to fade late Friday afternoon, Austin County residents cleared the Walmart shelves, stocking up on bottled water, non-perishable items, bread and batteries.
No one knew what was coming.
Saturday morning saw heavy rainfall, flooding, road closures – and people helping others.
A group of young men helped a senior citizen remove electronics from her mobile home. Nurses self-dispatched to the Knights of Columbus Hall to help those in need. Those with vehicles that could weather the storm helped those who were stranded by the side of the road.
You did us proud, Sealy.
At the time of this writing, we are still not out of the woods. The rain sporadically beats down on us, and many roads are not driveable. Many homes are not liveable.
“If you live in a flood-prone area … it’s going to flood again,” said Sealy Fire Chief Eric Zapalac. “You need to head out. You need to secure your items and evacuate while you can.”
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We are Sealy strong.