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|1 year ago :: Oct 31, 2015 - 6:16AM #1|
Deadly floods, possible tornadoes strike Texas as storm sweeps through
In the San Antonio area, four special needs students and two adults were rescued from a bus that became trapped in floodwaters just after 7 a.m., the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office said.
Another bus with three students and two adults on board became trapped by high water, and five vehicles flooded in other parts of the county, the sheriff’s office said. There were no injuries.
An estimated 14 inches of rain fell near Austin-Bergstrom International Airport Friday, the National Weather Service said. Parts of Travis County got 7 inches of rain in just an hour and a half, the weather service said.
“We really couldn’t take this type of rainfall that we’ve seen today,” National Weather Service meteorologist Jim Runyen told The Associated Press.
Homes were ordered evacuated along the San Marcos and Blanco rivers, authorities said.The Blanco River, where a house with nine people inside was swept away in May, surged to more than 26 feet, or 13 feet above flood stage, on Friday. The river later subsided.
More at the link. The Austin area was hit hard with roads flooding. Two deaths have been reported. In another area a house was swept off it's foundation. It has been confirmed a tornadoe touched down in central Texas.
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