2 dead in Central Texas flooding

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HOUSTON — Authorities say a second person has died in Central Texas due to flooding.

Hays County emergency management coordinator Kharley Smith said at a news conference on Tuesday that one person died in San Marcos and another died in Caldwell County.

Smith also says the Blanco River rose by 12 to 14 feet in a 30-minute period Monday.

Thirty people are unaccounted for, though some may be staying elsewhere. Eight of those missing were in a vacation home that was swept down the river and slammed into a bridge.

Hays County Commissioner Will Conley says 70 homes were destroyed and 1,400 homes and properties have some type of damage after this weekend’s torrential rains.


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