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Hudson, Pollok hit hard by Tuesday's storms

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Angelina County was hit hard Tuesday by severe thunderstorms, but it seemed the Pollok and Hudson areas received the worst of it.

With the ground already saturated from previous rain, county roads went from bad to worse.

 "Our roads just don't stand a chance when the weather is like this,” said David Allen, an Angelina County Precinct 1 mechanic. “We have a hard time making it passable for people to get in and out of their homes."

Several county roads were closed off due to the flooding, some were even washed away.

However, the flooding didn't just affect roads, it caused trouble for several homeowners.

"It's hard to get out of the house when it's flooding because of all the water,” said Angelina County resident Sandra Hernandez. “You really have to get under the carport or else you get flooded all over your feet. My neighbors are the same way, except they can't even get out of their house."

"It makes it difficult because I've got to get the dogs moved, vehicles moved,” said Angelina County resident Danny Pace.”I just get everything out of the water because it gets deep enough to get in the vehicles.”

Even though Tuesday’s weather was pretty brutal, it wasn't as bad as this spring's historic flooding.

"May was the worst,” Pace said. “We wouldn't be standing here in May."

The Precinct 1 Commissioner's crew had been out since 4:30 A.M, responding to the damage and continued working hard throughout the day.

 "We'll start with the worst ones first, get people back and forth to their house and go from there,” Allen said. “We’ll do whatever we have to do to keep our people safe.”

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