Three dead from Travis County floods

TRAVIS COUNTY, Texas-- Authorities are confirming three deaths in Travis County due to major flooding. With no one else missing, efforts are switching to recovery mode.

Aerial video from the Texas Game Warden helicopter shows the widespread devastation in Central Texas from Friday's flooding. The power and strength of the flowing water claimed the lives of three people.

"What we can take away is that, we really need to pay attention to early warnings and even sometimes those last minute warnings. Sometimes the weather can change very quickly. When you hear us and the news media saying to pay attention to weather forecasts, we just ask that the public listen and then heed the warnings," said Lisa Block, public information officer, Travis County Emergency Services. 

Authorities say the body of a man in his 50's was found Friday. He had washed away from his car. The body of a woman in her 60's was found Saturday.  Her and her husband had been washed away from their home. He was taken to the hospital but she did not make it.  
 
The body of a 37-year-old male was also found Saturday. He had been washed out of his car. His brothers were able to escape but he was not. 
 
"We're of course in recovery mode. We've found the three missing people and we're notifying their families, so it's a sad day for them. Our thoughts are with them," said Block.
 
Closer shots show terrifying moments for many. You see people sitting on top of their home, which is submerged in water. Another man made somewhat of a raft and is holding on to it, as he makes his way through the water. 
 
The Texas Game Warden is out by boat searching for those who were left stranded and making rescues.  A man is seen rescuing a dog and trying to get him to higher ground. Others are pushing their cars, trying to get them out of the water.
 
"If you can't get through to 911, if you've tried several times, go ahead and call 311. Hopefully you can get through there. If not, you need to take immediate action. Go to higher ground if you're in your home. If you can make it onto your roof, do that. If you can do it safely," said Block.
 
Now authorities are working with residents where damage is the worst, hoping another round of rainfall isn't this bad. 
 
The clean-up process is expected to take weeks, if not months. The Texas A&M Forest Service is currently assessing damage throughout Central Texas to find out the full extent.  
 
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