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Tue May 26, 2015, 04:13 PM

Texas Flooding Toll: 8 Dead, 13 Missing

Last edited Tue May 26, 2015, 04:44 PM - Edit history (1)

Source: NBC

The death toll from Texas flooding continued to climb on Tuesday, as many areas remained inaccessible and authorities warned of more trouble to come.

The dead included eight in Texas, three of them in Houston.

In Hays County, about 180 miles west of Houston, officials said two people were dead, 12 were officially missing and another 30 people are "unaccounted for," officials said in an afternoon briefing.

That included a eight people staying together in a vacation home in Wimberley, which was swept off its stilts by a tsunami-like "wall of water" that roared down the Blanco River over the weekend following a wave of torrential rain, Hays County Commissioner Will Conley said. The river surged 44 feet there.

Search and rescue operations were continuing, on land and from air, he said.

Among the confirmed dead in Texas were a 14-year-old boy found inside a storm drain and a homecoming queen who was driving home from her prom. Two victims in Houston were under or in submerged cars, and a third involved a capsized boat, officials said.

Read more: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/texas-flooding-toll-7-dead-12-missing-30-unaccounted-n364876



Another round of storms is about to move into the already storm damaged regions over the next 24 hours. Stay safe Texas DUers.



Editing headline to:
Texas Flooding Toll: 8 Dead, 13 Missing

Previous (confusing) headline - Texas Flooding Toll: 8 Dead, 12 Missing, 30 Unaccounted For - has been changed by NBC.

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herding cats May 2015 OP
diabeticman May 2015 #1
Polly Hennessey May 2015 #2
herding cats May 2015 #3
diabeticman May 2015 #6
WatchWhatISay May 2015 #4
DamnYankeeInHouston May 2015 #5
diabeticman May 2015 #7
Paladin May 2015 #8

Response to herding cats (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2015, 04:20 PM

1. Can I ask a dumb question? What is the difference between unaccounted for and missing?

To me it is the same thing.

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Response to diabeticman (Reply #1)

Tue May 26, 2015, 04:24 PM

2. Me, too.

First thing I thought of when I read it.

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Response to diabeticman (Reply #1)

Tue May 26, 2015, 04:30 PM

3. 12 were known to be swept away in the flood waters.

The others may be housed someplace else and just not have been in contact.

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Response to herding cats (Reply #3)

Tue May 26, 2015, 06:35 PM

6. Thank you.

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Response to diabeticman (Reply #1)

Tue May 26, 2015, 05:26 PM

4. Earlier news reports said the difference is

that the known to be missing were actually seen by someone, going into the water. In the case of the families that went missing when their vacation house was swept off its pilings, one of the fathers was found seriously injured but alive, so he may be who confirms that they went into the water, but also an elderly woman across the river from them saw what happened, and her own husband is also missing after he could no longer hold on to their satellite dish on their roof.

I know that sometimes it is hard for DUers to have sympathy for the people of Texas, as the majority of us make such stupid political choices, but even in the reddest of states, there are good people here as well, especially in Central Texas. And even though I know that some of these victims are people I would never agree with on much of anything, and I do blame them for their lack of judgement and other shortcomings (racism, religious zealotry, etc.) even everyone of them has someone I might respect that is going to miss them terribly. I cant and wont pray for them, but my heart still aches for them.

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Response to WatchWhatISay (Reply #4)

Tue May 26, 2015, 06:04 PM

5. There are also a lot of progressives in this state.

Thank you for your sensible and kind words.

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Response to WatchWhatISay (Reply #4)

Tue May 26, 2015, 06:42 PM

7. Thank you for explaining and you are right about sympathy and good vibes to everyone.

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