Three People Killed in the Floods in Texas

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Three people were killed and another eight people are missing in the flooding that happened through Sunday. The flooding had initiated evacuation of hundreds of people across Oklahoma and Texas while the emergency crew surveyed the damage caused by the severe weather.

According to the officials, a man was killed in the floods that happened in the San Marcos, Texas. Hays County emergency management coordinator Kharley Smith said, around thousands of residents of San Marcos’ Hay County were displaced due to the heavy floods and around 400 homes were destroyed.

Rescue crews are searching for the eight missing people. The eight people from two families were missing from the Hays County town of Wimberley. Among the eight people, three of them are children under the age of 10.

On Sunday, San Marcos Fire Marshal Ken Bell said, “Now is not the time to try to return to your homes. The buildings, power lines and bridges are damaged throughout the entire region.”

The flooding caused the Blanco River in the Hays County to rise to 40.2 feet. It broke the record set during 1929 by almost six feet. The National Weather Service officials in San Antonio said that the river was causing catastrophic flooding.

Hays County officials said that they have initiated various rescues along the Blanco in the Wimberley area. The officials added that they have called additional officers in to assist. To keep people inside and away from the da… MORE

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