EDNA — Vernon Chapman stood barefoot on his front porch early Tuesday and looked at the water surrounding his home on Gilbert Road.

Three raised mobile homes stood like islands a few hundred feet down the street where rainwater from Tropical Storm Beta was more than 1-foot deep in some areas.

Jackson County flooding

A fire hydrant is partially submerged by floodwater in Edna.

Jackson County flooding

Water floods the front yard of Vernon Chapman's home in Edna.

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Kali Venable is an investigative and environmental reporter for the Victoria Advocate. She can be reached at 361-580-6558 or at kvenable@vicad.com.

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"I am a Houston native and 5th generation Texan, with a degree in journalism and minor in creative writing from the University of Texas at Austin. I care deeply about public interests and the community I serve.”

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