A 62-year-old and her four young grandchildren have died after being swept away from their home during devastating Texas flash flood. A family member identified the victims as Lenda Asberry, Voniyaejah Johnson, 9, Devonte Johnson, 8, Von Anthony Watkins, 7, and Jamonica Johnson, 6.
â€œThe water was up to the roofline of the homes and that's what prevented the people from being able to get away,' said Captain James Muniz of the Palestine Police Department.
â€œThe water just came up too fast.â€ More than 7 inches of rain fell in less than half an hour on Friday night.
Muniz said that six to 10 homes in a Palestine cul-de-sac were severely damaged following the heavy rainfall.