Six people died and the town of Palestine, Texas is left devastated after flash floods ripped through the town this weekend. According to The Weather Channel, five of the deceased were four children and their great-grandmother.
The town of about 19,000 people is the hometown of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson who is partnering with the Salvation Army and traveling back to Palestine this week.
“My mom is over 50, and in her lifespan she’s never seen a flood in Palestine,” Peterson told ESPN. “That’s what was so unusual about it. We’ve never had an issue with flooding. We’ve had heavy rains for days at a time, but nothing to this magnitude. For this to hit overnight, and the damage that it caused, it was devastating.”