Severe floods leave thousands without power; sheriff’s deputy missing in Austin, Texas, USA
Heavy rainfall in Austin early Thursday morning left parts of the city underwater, thousands without power and a Central Texas sheriff’s deputy missing.
The Travis County Sheriff’s Office said the deputy was patrolling low water crossings before radioing in that she was being swept away, The Associated Press reported. Minutes later, searchers found her submerged patrol car.
The Texas Game Warden reported on Twitter that they are assisting in the search for the Travis County Deputy with eight wardens, two vessels and a search dog on the scene.
The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning through Thursday night, according to the Associated Press. Rains on Thursday morning caused flooding on some roads there, the San Antonio Express-News reported.
About 2,500 Austin residents were without power as of 8:30 a.m., the Austin American-Statesman reported.