GEORGETOWN, Texas (KXAN) - This weekend's wet weather brought several inches of rain acrossCentral Texas.
Flash flooding closed many low water crossings and even causedtrees to topple over.
Jim Henkel saw an intense amount of rain at his home inGeorgetown. He measured 10 inches of rain over the last couple ofdays. The ground was so saturated, it actually uprooted a huge PostOak tree in his front yard.
"I never thought a tree this size would come down, no matter howmuch rain we had," said Henkel.
Henkel was amazed the torrential rain over the past few days wasenough to topple his favorite tree.
"I got kind of a sick feeling, because it was a gorgeousbeautiful tree," said Henkel. "In fact, it was home tosquirrels."
His rain gauge filled up twice over the weekend.
"It was a lot of water at a short period of time," said Henkel."It was coming down big time."
As much as 2- to 3 inches of rain flooded parts of his yard.
"Obviously, we've been hoping and praying for rain, and Ithought if we could only get an inch or two," said Henkel. "I neverthought we would get close to 10 inches."
"The erosion, the erosion," said Brandy Hernandez, BHF Concrete& More owner. "It's the biggest problem we see right now."
Meanwhile, Hernandez's concrete company has been keeping busysince the rain began.
After an extremely hot summer and now flash flooding, the soilunderneath many people's homes was eroding, causing seriousproblems to their foundation.
"The soil is eroded out from underneath it," said Hernandez."You go and drive on it and kerplunk, it cracks on you."
Hernandez said it is important to make sure erosion does nottake place underneath your home. It will make all the difference inproviding a long lasting shelter from the rain.
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