HOUSTON, Texas (FOX 26) - Walker County saw between 5 to 7 inches of rain Wednesday afternoon to early evening. Highway 1791 west of Huntsville is a road often traveled, but folks driving by were met by a flooded road with a current right down from the San Jacinto River.
Butch Davis, the emergency management coordinator for Walker County says, “ we had a couple of high water rescues, people and vehicles getting swept off the road, they drive through the water and the water is swifter and deeper than they thought”.
A Challenger could be seen from down the road, appearing to have been swept off. Emergency officials say they performed two different water rescues and saw numerous car accidents. “We had people driving in their vehicles and get swept off with, we have numerous county roads closed and I think about three FM roads are closed right now”, says Davis.
A bit of advice for those thinking about venturing out during bad weather should remember the saying, turn around don't drown. “Stay home, the best thing they do is stay home, if you don’t have to be out stay home”, says Davis.