FREEPORT — The stilts under houses along Brazoria County’s coastline have proved their usefulness as Surfside Beach, Freeport and surrounding areas had inches to feet of water Monday where dry land once was.

How long it’ll take to go down will depend on the impending rainfall, Freeport Police Sgt. Curtis Land said, but experts say Brazoria County has already suffered the worst storm surge it will get from Tropical Storm Beta.

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