Residents: Crooked Creek flooding unprecedented

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by HEATHER KOVAR / KVUE News

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Posted on November 3, 2013 at 11:18 PM

Updated Monday, Nov 4 at 8:46 AM

PFLUGERVILLE, Texas -- Debris, household items and broken fences filled yards near Crooked Creek and Crystal Bend Roads in Pflugerville Sunday.

The week before, the force of the water from Crooked Creek damaged about 20 houses. Rescue boats carried 30 people to safety.

Residents said they never expected this type of flooding here.

"I was out here, and in about 15 minutes, it went from the street all the way to the house," said Juan Estrada. "It's never done that."

Estrada said four bedrooms were destroyed, as well as generators and  four vehicles. His family is dealing with the cleanup as well as with another heartache. Days before the storm, his father died. He was buried Saturday.

"We've never had to endure so much pain, or so much mess, I can say, in just one week," said Estrada.

Estrada said residents in the area would like some help cleaning up the creek so they won't have to go through this again.

"Honestly, I don't think the county is doing anything to help us out," Estrada said. "They should be out here cleaning, especially this whole back row."

Other residents brought up concerns about the creek, saying houses are being built in it and that something needs to be done.

Church groups and the Austin Disaster Relief Network helping clean inside homes. Their work is expected to last through the next week.

Go here for more information about how you can help flood survivors.

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