CUERO – Angie Navarro learned a valuable lesson 17 years ago.
On October 19, 1998, Navarro and husband Richard Navarro were alerted to the rapidly rising waters of the Guadalupe River.
Cuero police came through their neighborhood giving the order to evacuate and the couple, members of the Texas State Guard at the time, put on their uniforms and went to buy fresh batteries for their flashlights.
They intended to help with traffic control.
“It probably took us less than 15 minutes, but we couldn't cross the street when we got back,” Angie said. “Then I saw a house floating by. I knew it was my house. I could just tell.”
A photograph captured that horrific moment for Navarro.