Magnolia welcomes sun after rain floods community

MAGNOLIA, Texas – The sunset was a welcome sight in Magnolia Friday night after hours of heavy rain pounded the area.

Kimberly McGrew left for work Friday morning from the Indigo Lakes subdivision, not knowing if she would be able to return. 

“It was like a lightening show,” McGrew said. “It had everyone freaked out, and the house just kept lighting up. It was bad.”

The rain came down so hard and fast for much of the afternoon, it turned roads into rivers, submerging cars. 
“They were getting stuck, and people were jumping out, having to swim across,” said Paul Terramiggi.

Much of Nichols Sawmill Road was impassable for most of the day. At one point, a pickup driver misjudged the water level and got stuck. Witnesses said the driver had to swim to safety.

As of Friday night, the water along the road had receded quite a bit, but many residents still couldn’t get to their homes. 

“It looks like I’ll be stuck at mom’s for a little bit,” said Shona Wagner.

Residents are just hoping to steer clear of the rain for the rest of the holiday weekend.