Jonathan Hammond has lived in Marble Falls all 30 years of his life. Until yesterday, he’d never seen flooding so bad.
“This is just crazy absolutely crazy,” Hammond said, standing on the highway 281 bridge watching floodwaters rush by.
“We saw a house float down the river earlier … they’re losing their houses,” says longtime resident Deborah Pilgrim.
While Marble Falls has seen serious floods before, in 1997 and 2007, people here say this one was different in how it came from the river. The rains in town this week weren’t much to comment on, they said; it was the water coursing downstream from the Llano River to the Colorado River that caused much of the damage.