Overnight storms cause flooding in Ellis, Johnson counties

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Heavy rains caused flooding in some parts of North Texas overnight.

High water made driving dangerous in Ellis County, especially in Waxahachie.

Even the police department there flooded. The knee-deep water ruined the carpet and damaged the baseboards.

Police Chief Wade Goolsby said law enforcement operations would not be affected by the cleanup, though.

Some people in the town of Maypearl were evacuated from their homes due to flooding. They were taken to the high school across the town for shelter.

In Cleburne in Johnson County, 5 to 6 inches of rain fell. Police had to put up the high water gates along several roads inside the city.

Johnston County Emergency Management rescued people from two homes because of high water.

Video from SKY 4 Monday morning showed high water just southwest of Rio Vista near Lake Pat Cleburne.

FOX 4 Meteorologist Evan Andrews said that lake, like many others, is now full because of all the recent rainfall.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.