This is what it looks like when your house floods in seconds

This video is simply heartbreaking.


Josh Katzowitz

Internet Culture

Published May 28, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 5:53 pm CDT

Since those who live in Central and South Texas have been so used to drought-like conditions for the past several years, recent rainfall was at first a welcome sight. But too much rainfall has led to terrible conditions, with flooding in Houston, Austin, and points in between causing the deaths of at least 17 people, with nearly a dozen still missing.

Here’s a drone’s eye view of what happened after the rains came, but if you want to see up close the destructive power and scary nature of flood water entering a home, watch the video below, posted to YouTube by Sarah Perez.

This utterly insane video shows how one’s property can be completely ruined in the span of just a few seconds. It’s a heartbreaking video, especially given Perez’s muffled sobs as the water swirls around her house, just a few feet below her perch.

Photo via usacetulsa/Flickr (CC BY SA 2.0)

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*First Published: May 28, 2015, 7:45 am CDT