San Antonio Flooding Kills 1; Dozens Rescued

Posted at: 05/25/2013 8:16 PM

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Massive flooding from torrential rains is creating havoc in south-central Texas. Floods in the San Antonio are have left at least one person dead and sent emergency workers rushing in boats to rescue more than 100 residents stranded in cars and homes.

Fire officials say a woman was trapped in her car, got on the roof and was swept away in floodwaters, Her body was later found against a fence. Rescue workers are also searching for someone who is missing after being trapped in another car.

Officials say more flood victims could be found, so the search will continue. About 130 people were plucked from their homes and cars in the San Antonio area. Even a city bus was swept away, but firefighters on a boat were able to rescue the three passengers and driver.

The San Antonio International Airport has recorded nearly 10 inches of rain since midnight, causing nearly all streams and rivers to experience extraordinary flooding. The highest amount of rainfall recorded since midnight was 15.5 inches.

Numerous roads in several counties are closed and residents are being urged not to drive.

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