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Mom, two children drown in Erath County flash flooding
A mother and her two children drowned after flash flooding in Erath County on Wednesday morning.
The Erath County Sheriff’s Office said the family’s car was swept away when it attempted to drive through a crossing flooded by unusually high water about 5:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Monica Valdez and her two young children were killed, but Valdez’s husband managed to escape the vehicle. Gerardo Ramirez was rescued from a tree he grabbed onto, close to the place where the car was swept away. Valdez was found dead inside the car, while the bodies of a seven-year-old boy and three-year-old girl were found downstream from the vehicle.Read the full article
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Austin, Travis County to be under Flash Flood Watch all Wednesday
The National Weather Service of Austin/San Antonio has issued a Flash Flood Watch for south central Texas, including Austin and Travis County, ahead of Wednesday's expected storms.
The watch names seven counties as of 2:38 p.m. in the watch: Blanco, Burnet, Gillespie, Hays, Llano, Travis and Williamson, and includes the cities of Llano, Burnet, Georgetown, Fredericksburg, Blanco, San Marcos and Austin.
The watch is in effect from 7 a.m. April 24 to midnight April 25.Read the full article
2 children dead, several people hurt in strong Texas storms
Two children were killed and about a dozen people were injured in Texas Saturday after powerful storms spawned at least one suspected tornado and damaged several homes, authorities said.
The Angelina County Sheriff's Office said an 8-year-old and a 3-year-old died when strong winds toppled a tree onto the back of their family's car in Lufkin while it was in motion. Capt. Alton Lenderman said the parents, who were in the front seats, were not injured.
Lufkin is about 115 miles (185 kilometers) northeast of Houston. Additional information was not immediately available.Read the full article
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