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Torrential rain floods Bonham neighborhood

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Torrential rain causes flooding in Bonham neighborhood (KTEN) Torrential rain causes flooding in Bonham neighborhood (KTEN)

BONHAM, Texas -- Floods swallowed homes on the shore of Lake Bonham after almost 15 inches of rain fell. 

"They say they've never seen it like this," said Gina Bullock, a resident of Bonham. 

On Sunday morning, homeowners in a neighborhood on Oak Ridge Road returned  to assess the damage.

"I feel very fortunate that, you know, I'm out of the water," said James Rodgers. "But a lot of our neighbors will have to redo the bottom part of their houses."

Within 72 hours, almost 15 inches of rain poured down, causing the rising waters of Lake Bonham to flow inside some homes.

Gina Bullock lives across the street from Rodgers. Her home was engulfed by the floodwaters.

"We've lost everything," said Bullock. "That house is gone." 

 Bullock said she returned Sunday morning, where she found her home surrounded in water as deep as 5 feet.  

"It's about chest-deep getting to the house, but inside the house it's about waist deep," she said.

Bullock said she had to borrow kayaks from neighbors just to get inside of her home. 

After seeing the damage to the interior of her home, Bullock said she tried to salvage anything she could. 

"You just try to grab them out so you'll have something to hold onto," said Bullock. "That way, when the days get real bad you can go back through and look through them." 

Bullock managed to save medical supplies for her husband, Bo, who is suffering with Stage IV terminal cancer, as well as some family photos. 

"It's the little things," she said.

While Bullock will be searching for a new place to call home, she says she's happy everyone is safe. 

"We just need to continue to give God the glory that we've all gotten out safe, and here to help each other," she said. 

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