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Williamson Creek flooding prompts morning evacuations

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TWC News: Williamson Creek flooding prompts morning evacuations
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A night of hard rain transformed Williamson Creek, a normally dry creek bed, into a raging river.

"We were up at midnight and it was raining,” Samantha Foss said. “It wasn't anything big."

The longer the rain went on, the faster the water in Williamson Creek rose. Firefighters helped Samantha Foss out of her apartment.

"We came out and everything was covered,” Foss said.

Downstream, homes on Heartwood Drive took on water. At the flood's peak, water was about a foot deep inside several houses.

The water has rapidly receded and the cleanup work has begun.

Friends, neighbors and complete strangers came to help clean up what Mother Nature left behind.

“Normally, there's a dry creek bed back there, no water at all," neighbor
Kody Gibson said.

For residents who haven't lived in the area long enough to remember the last flood, seeing Williamson Creek out of its banks was an eye-opening experience.

"The bank is kind of high back there and it has never came close to flooding like this," Gibson said.

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