Gov. Greg Abbott says the damage caused by flash-flooding in Central Texas is "absolutely devastating." The governor flew over parts of the rain-swollen Blanco River on Monday, a day after heavy rains pushed the river out of its banks and into surrounding homes in the small town of Wimberley.
At a news conference, Abbott says the damage he saw was "absolutely massive" from the storms' "relentless tsunami-type power."
He stressed that communities downstream need to monitor flood levels and take seriously the threat of the ongoing storms.