As rain clouds pass over Southeast Texas many are thankful the area received much less moisture than originally expected.
“It was nice to come to work this morning,” Melissa Belliot. “I didn’t have to worry about my car going under water. It was really windy but at least no one got flooded and no one’s homes are underwater.”
Melissa Belliot works at the gas station on Highway 87 in Sabine Pass. She said the weather has slowed business but despite the weather Anita Stephens stopped by to shop. She works at the docks and said the wet conditions and gusty winds make her job harder.
“The tide was high already and with the rain it never went down too much,” Stephens said. “We still have to walk the docks to check the boats and the wind is blowing bad.”
Stephens said her home is fine but some of her neighbors and friends in Sabine Pass were not quite as lucky.
Belliot said today’s advanced technology has helped her better prepare for bad weather, even if it was not as severe as originally predicted.
Places like Newton County is under a flash flood warning until 10:45 Sunday night. All of Southeast Texas will be under a flash flood watch until tomorrow morning.