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Numerous homes damaged in Hood County floods

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People in in Hood County are cleaning up after heavy rain on Sunday caused massive flooding.

An estimated eight inches fell in a short amount of time in some areas. No one was hurt, but the cleanup will take time.

“We thought it was a tornado, and then all of a sudden as fast as you heard the noise, the water came in,” said Shea Hilliard, who had to be rescued from the flash flooding.

An estimated 20 homes were affected, and the Red Cross says 13 of those were either damaged beyond repair or inaccessible.

Authorities said 36 people were displaced by the floods and about half took shelter with the Red Cross.

One person had to be pulled from her car after floodwaters swept it off the road and the Brazos River Authority brought in its airboat to rescue an entire family from their home after water rose to dangerous levels.

Alex Amador, 16, hesitated for a second before busting out the front window of his grandmother’s house. It was the only way he could get in to rescue her dog, Taters.

"I crawled through and got the dog,” said Amador. “…Trying to get out as fast as I could ‘cause water inside the house was about knee deep and the electricity was still on.”

Sara Stone and her family stayed in their Granbury home until it was almost too late. They had to be rescued by airboat.

"As fast as you heard the noise, the water came in, and I got up and immediately started grabbing my dogs and got like chest deep in water,” said Stone.

For now, affected Granbury residents will try to salvage as many of their memories as they can.

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