Tim Thibodeaux has been at it for two days now… He’s trying to salvage a house that’s been in his family in Brookshire for the last three decades.
He says, “water came up inside over three feet…straight path through my home. ”
The inside of Tim’s house is like a disaster area with a strong smell from the rain water.
Outside his cars were submerged and he is far from alone in his neighborhood.
Mayor Eric Scott says hundreds of homes in his city of 4,000 plus people have been damaged.
The city’s infrastructure also took a pounding from the flooding Monday.
The Mayor says Stalknecht road has collapsed in two different areas and it had to be shut down. Scott says it’s a major artery in Brookshire.
Scott has already signed an emergency declaration to get federal funds from FEMA to help with the clean up that will go into the millions.
He says the city’s annual budget of $2 million won’t even come close.
in the meantime, the community is also mourning the lose of a local who died near Brookshire the day of the floods. A fixture at Royal Jr High school.
Scott says, “a beloved teacher Charles Odum passed away…it was after a car incident and flooding.”
In the meantime, until federal help arrives those who live in Brookshire are doing what they can to pick up the pieces…a painful process after watching it all just wash away.
“As man its a hard thing to deal with,” says Thibodeaux.