Brandon was on the receiving end of what it’s fair to assume will go down as an historic amount of rainfall early Sunday evening as part of a severe thunderstorm that rolled through the area over a nearly two hour span. Unofficial reports from rain gauges pegged total amounts in the city at between as much as five and six inches over that span.
By the time the skies let up, the city was left with widespread overland and basement flooding throughout and residents and business owners dealt with the aftermath of the major rain event.
Below is a gallery of a handful of photos showing scenes that were all too common in the hours that followed on Sunday.
As I post this another Severe Thunderstorm was hitting the city in the after-dark hours, leading to a level of concern at what we will wake up to in the morning.
Updated: June 29, 6:45pm. Added photos from around the city on Monday.