Rains Continue to Cause Problems

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Rain continued across central and southeastern Texas, causing minor flooding and some road closures.

Authorities say they are watching for more serious problems after a Memorial Day weekend of rescues on rising rivers.

The heavy rain began Thursday night. It has left at least six dead, and two men are missing and presumed dead after their vehicles were swept away by rushing water.

Waco-area authorities found the body of a woman in her car yesterday. Family members told the Waco Tribune-Herald that the 45-year-old woman was found a day after high waters apparently washed her car off a bridge on Rock Creek Road.

A National Weather Service meteorologist says Hallettsville in Lavaca County got about 10 inches of rain from Sunday morning through yesterday.

The two men missing since Thursday disappeared when their vehicles were swept away. Authorities said 22-year-old Edgar Garcia drove his sport utility vehicle around a high-water barrier near Fredericksburg.

50-year-old Scottie Gjedrem was moving a friend's sports car near Killeen when a swollen creek overwhelmed it. Both vehicles were found.


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