Former WNY resident experiences flooding from Texas storm

Sep 22, 2019

Extreme flooding caused by Tropical Storm Imelda continues to hit parts of Houston and southeastern Texas. The death toll from that flooding has risen to five. Residents continue to see water damage in their homes, and that includes one former western New York resident.

Former WNY resident Pat Murray on Texas flooding
Credit Photo from Murray's Linked In page

Pat Murray, a former sports editor for the Niagara Gazette and Tonawanda News, lives in Beaumont, Texas. He says the entire neighborhood has been hit hard.

"As I'm looking around the neighborhood right now, I'm seeing people removing couches, tables and carpeting," Murray said. "The water got into every house in our neighborhood. It got to ten or 11 inches high inside our house."

Murray said his family has had to remove large amounts of furniture as a result of the flood waters, and two of their cars were damaged.

He said his neighborhood did not have to evacuate as a result of the flooding.

Murray added that neighbors have really pulled together in the wake of the flooding, just like they did after Hurricane Harvey.