Tuesday, officials confirmed there are now 13 people missing over the Memorial Day weekend because of the flooded Blanco River. Crews from several different agencies are searching by helicopter, boat and on foot to find the missing. They're even using thermal imaging to help with the search.Part of the 13 that are missing were staying in Wimberley and some were staying together when the house washed away. Officials say they were at a big gathering so it's kind of hard to determine who left at what time and who is actually missing. Eight of those reported missing are from Corpus Christi.
At a news conference Tuesday afternoon, officials also said the 30 people unaccounted for have been contacted.Looking at the damage that's left behind, it's not hard to see how easy it would have been for people to get swept away. There are cars turned over, couches in trees and homes just completely washed off their foundations.
Texas Task Force One is one of the 28 FEMA urban search and rescue teams.
More than a hundred friends and family members from all over Texas are in Wimberley on their own to help with the search efforts on land.
The families are asking landowners along the river to check their properties and to call the Hays County Sheriff's Office if they find anything.
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Rescue teams are continuing their search for victims of this weekend's flooding on the Blanco River.Hays County officials say there are twelve people reported missing and one person is confirmed dead.
The families of those missing are holding out hope. Every minute is crucial in finding their loved ones. The rain is obviously making the search more difficult.
Eight of those reported missing are from Corpus Christi. The group was in town for Memorial Day weekend, the one confirmed fatality we are told is not part of this group.
The group was staying together when the house washed away. There was a ninth person with them, him is in the upper left corner of the photo with his wife and two children and is in the hospital.
More than a hundred of their friends and family members from all over Texas have come to Wimberley on their own to help with the search efforts on land.
FOX 7 Elizabeth Saab spoke to both families Monday.
The families are asking landowners along the river, North and South of here to check their properties and to call the Hays County Sheriff's Office if they find anything.
Texas Task Force One is one of the 28 FEMA urban search and rescue teams. They are here looking for those missing.
Their crew of 80 will resume search efforts first thing Tuesday morning.
Hear frm families of #WimberleyFlood victims at 9 - they hope landowners along river will check their properties too. pic.twitter.com/EOjy2taoDw
— Elizabeth Saab (@SaabOnFox7) May 25, 2015