SAN ANTONIO -

A neighborhood on the Southside, hit hard by the heavy flooding from the overflowing San Antonio River on Saturday, started the clean-up process on Sunday.

Much of the flooding happened along Espada Road, near the Mission Espada.

Neighbors said the water had reached all the way to the windows of their houses on Saturday, but that the water receded within hours.

Most of the damage from the flooding was found inside their homes.

On Sunday, dozens of people who live off of Espada Road, spent the afternoon moving items that had been lost in the flood and trying to salvage what was left of their homes.

For many residents, much of their furniture and appliances were ruined.

Bernice Sanchez, whose family home  was damaged by the flooding said the water moved very quickly, barely giving her son and grand kids enough time to make it out safely.

"It's devastating," Sanchez said. "You don't know who's going to survive and then my husband and my son take off, going down that way, rescuing people. They rescued my aunt next door. They literally carried her out."

Crews from several local volunteer fire departments brought out divers and boats to help trapped residents.

Sanchez said everyone made it out safely, but there is still a lot to clean up and it may take her neighbors weeks to get their houses back to normal.

Images: SA Flooding May 25

Published On: May 25 2013 02:22:40 PM CDT   Updated On: May 27 2013 03:36:34 PM CDT

Flooding was an issue around San Antonio as torrential rains pounded the city.

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Courtesy: Bill Caldera