UPDATE: San Antonio Flooding Kills 3; More Than 200 rescued

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
Torrential rains in Texas have lead to widespread flooding.

AP Photo/Lisa Krantz, San Antonio Express-News

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UPDATE: Sunday, May 26, 2013

Authorities say search teams have found the body of teenager who was swept away by floodwaters as he tried to swim across a swollen creek near San, Antonio.

Avron Adams, 18, of Schertz, got swept away while trying to cross Cibolo Creek.

David Harris, a spokesman for Schertz, said about 5:45 p.m. searchers located Adams' body near where rescue dogs had earlier identified his sent. Harris said Adams' family has been notified.



UPDATE: Sunday, May 26, 2013

Authorities say flooding in San Antonio has killed at least two people, and they are searching for a third person who was swept away in a creek.

San Antonio Fire Department spokesman Christian Bove says two women were killed in separate incidents Saturday after becoming trapped in their cars. Emergency crews recovered both of their bodies.

In the suburb of Schertz, authorities are still looking for a teenage boy who was swept away while trying to cross the swollen Cibolo Creek.

Torrential rains swamped San Antonio with flash floods on Saturday. Emergency workers used boats as they rushed to rescue more than 200 residents stranded in cars and homes.

More rain is forecast for overnight.



Saturday, May 25, 2013

The San Antonio Fire Department says it's rescued more than 200 people from homes and cars amid flooding that killed at least one person.

The massive flooding Saturday was caused by torrential rains in San Antonio. The Fire Department says it's conducted more than 235 water-related rescues.

Department spokesman Christian Bove says a woman died after being trapped in her car, then getting on the roof being swept away in floodwaters. He says her body was later found against a fence.

By Saturday evening, the water was receding quickly in much of San Antonio. However, pools of water could still be seen in some low-lying areas. And several roads were closed, including a major highway that links the suburbs and the city.


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