More Storms in Texas Forecast as Flooding Continues

Necn meteorologist and Texas native Nelly Carreno explains the tragic flooding in Oklahoma and Texas.

Austin Texas flood Natalie Esquivel Mike Deloach
Natalie Esquivel/Mike Deloach

“We are floating in a house that is now floating down the river,” those are the last words Laura McComb said to her sister before the house she, her husband and children, and another family were swept away in. They were vacationing in Wimberley, a town between Austin and San Antonio. No one has heard from Laura, her children or the other family since that last call.

As some of you know, I grew up in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and attended the University of Texas in Austin and I am devastated by the horrible floods and storm that continue to punish the state.

Yesterday, a dam ruptured in Bastrop County, Texas, located east of Austin and the water flooded homes and roads in its path. The picture above was sent to me by my friends Natalie Esquivel & Mike Deloach who live in Austin. It is at West and 5th Avenue.

Here are rain totals from the just the last 24 hours in Texas: Sugar Land, Houston 11:05" Austin: 7:30" Hempstead -Brazos River 5.32"..for the month of May in Dallas they've received 11.88" of rain and Oklahoma city 18.85 and unfortunately, another round of storms is forecasted for tonight across parts of Texas. 

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