Severe Thunderstorms and floods leave two dead and one missing, and a trail of devastating damage

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WASHINGTON COUNTY, TX - Deadly storms have rocked the Houston area once again.

In Washington County, two people are dead and one person is still missing from the latest round of severe thunderstorms and flooding, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office.

And sadly, witnesses said one man was trying to save a woman who was a stranded motorist.

NewsFix was on the scene just east of Brenham on FW West 105 when rescue crews entered the waters of Kuykendahl Creek and tried to find the man in his truck, but they discovered the truck was empty.

The driver, 21-year-old Darren Mitchell,  posted on Facebook a chilling picture from inside his truck of the rising water surrounding him with the caption, "All I wanted to do was go home."

His grandmother, Roberta Washington, said Mitchell called home from his truck. "He called...said he was in the water...and he saw the rescue and the law but they weren't able to come get him yet... guess they didn't see him yet," Washington pondered. "And he called his mama."

His grandmother said her grandson couldn't swim, either.

Now she just hopes for a miracle. "Just help me find him," she pleaded.

Another stranded motorist was nearby on the same road.

"I kept thinking 'oh my gosh, I hope all these people can get off the bridge," Montgomery resident Kathy Boyd shared. "So obviously somebody didn't."

She gave her own frightening account of the flooding waters.

"And I kept watching the water getting higher and higher, and all of a sudden I could see through the leak holes over there that the water was starting to come in," Boyd recalled. "And at that point, I said that's it, I'm out of here."

Further down the road, the Red Cross opened a shelter overnight at the First Baptist Church.

One woman was separated from her family, but she brought her dogs with her to the shelter.

"I saw water coming from places I've never seen coming before," Susan Cline shared. "I've been out here about 23 years now, never seen it like this."

In College Station on Thursday evening, a possible tornado was caught on camera sweeping through the area and leaving devastation behind.

In the Canyon Creek and Timberlake subdivisions in Conroe, residents are picking up the pieces from a tornado striking them.

"There was a roar....I looked outside it looked like these trees was just laying sideways," Gerald Hartwell related. "Then I couldn't even see anything. and we run back into the washroom and the windows blow out...and a 4x4 come sailing through the window."

In the past 24 hours alone, Brenham has received as much as 18 to 22 inches of rain!

With more rain in the forecast through Friday evening, some of the hardest hit areas could get hit even harder.

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