Coastal counties flooded after heavy rains from Hurricane Willa remnants

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SANTA FE, Texas – Coastal counties in the Houston area were hit hard as remnants of Hurricane Willa brought rain to the city Wednesday evening into Thursday.

The heaviest rain moved through the area overnight, and while the majority of Southeast Texas received a half-inch to an inch of rain, some coastal counties were hit hard, receiving four to five inches of rain.

Street flooding was an issue in Galveston County, where Santa Fe, Dickinson and Bayou Vista all picked up over four inches of heavy rain.

A video of a Santa Fe woman using a bucket to remove water from inside her home showed how severe flooding got in some neighborhoods near bayous or other bodies of water like the woman’s near FM 1764. 

Video of Hunter Drive and Hwy 6 in Hitchcock showed the road submerged in water. According to KPRC2 reporter Rose-Ann Aragon, cars were parked along Hwy 6 to protect them from the water.
Most of the houses in the area are on stilts and moving cars to the highway is common practice during heavy rains.

Expect weather conditions to improve throughout the day Thursday. Breaks of sunshine are expected this afternoon, with temperatures rebounding to 70 degrees.

Dry weather is expected through Halloween, giving a treat to Southeast Texas.

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