Photos by Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise
Roses continue to bloom as water from Brakes Bayou floods homes on Manning Street in Beaumont on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2006. Most area residents have evacuated.
Laura Bellard (left) and her husband Larwrence Bellard (right) try to convince relatives Edna Mae Dejean and her son Lawrence Dejean to leave their home on Manning Street as flood waters rise in Beaumont.
Lawrence Dejean (right) helps his mother Edna Mae Dejean (left) as they evacuate their home on Manning Street in Beaumont before it floods.
Ants cling to sticks along Astor Street in Beaumont as the flood waters from Brakes Bayou rise.
Flood waters from Brakes Bayou begin to flood a home on Manning Street. Most area residents have evacuated.
Maybe the "soft wash" a week ago wasn't so gentle further north. The one day totals in counties north of Jefferson were about a foot. The rain was caused by the remnants of Pacific Tropical Storm Norman. Now, Hurricane Paul is expected to seriously weaken, but still head this way to dump a few more feet of rain onto the saturated Southeast Texas landscape.