Taking my camera this morning, I set out to see what damage remained after Tropical Storm Hermine pushed her way through Round Rock. Trying to get to the Chisholm Trail bridge proved difficult by many flooded crossings along the way. Signs lining the road warned drivers of caution for crossing bridges flooded in water.
A silver car was pushed into a guardrail by the torrential rain that fell overnight Tuesday. Fences lay in ruin all along the banks of the flooded Brushy Creek. Bricks were torn off the sides of homes; stone mailboxes lay in a pile along roads lined with water gushing into the creek. People wearing shirts indicating they were there to help clean up are already being seen.
Round Rock's namesake rock along the Brushy Creek marking the crossing for the cattle market was lost under several feet of gushing water. Firemen stood on both sides of the road closed signs watching to ensure nobody would get too close.
The creek flowing in Old Settler's Park by the Dell Diamond baseball stadium was also flooded. Water gage markers indicated a depth of over a foot above the bridge, making its crossing unsafe.
As Hermine continues to dump barrels of water on the saturated ground of Round Rock, flooding is expected to continue.